The Importance Of Diagnostic Exams And Preventive Cleanings

Since you were a child you have probably been visiting your dentist bi-annually for a diagnostic exam and preventive cleaning. You may not even be exactly aware why you need either. In fact, you may think the only reason is to keep cavities at bay, and that is one major reason! To help prevent cavities you need to remove the cavity-causing bacterial plaque and tartar from your teeth. Tartar is calcified plaque and can only be removed via a professional cleaning. Also, the same plaque and tartar that cause cavities can lead to gingivitis, periodontitis, and eventual tooth loss. That’s why your bi-annual diagnostic exams and preventive cleanings are so important.

Oral Exams

We are in the business of helping you preserve your healthy natural teeth for a lifetime, and it is indeed a lifetime commitment to maintain a healthy, attractive smile. While proper and diligent oral home care is the mainstay of a healthy smile, regular checkups and cleanings are a crucial part of maintaining your overall oral health. It all begins with your initial exam which will take place during your first visit with Dr. Wright. Your initial exam establishes a baseline for your oral health, and brings to light any issues that may need immediate attention. It will include digital X-rays and advanced 3D imaging, which allow for more detailed and precise diagnostic results, as well as an oral cancer screening. Afterward, bi-annual exams will keep Dr. Wright abreast of changes and/or developments that need addressing.

Professional Cleanings

Even the most diligent brusher and flosser is bound to miss areas of harmful plaque from time to time. Once the plaque calcifies into tartar it can only be removed via a professional dental cleaning. If not removed, harmful plaque and tartar can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone degradation, and tooth loss. That is why your bi-annual prophylaxes are so important. Your skilled hygienist will carefully remove any plaque and tartar, then polish your teeth to a smooth sheen which makes it more difficult for bacterial plaque to adhere to your teeth.

CALL JUST WRIGHT DENTAL IN CORSICANA, TX TODAY!

At Just Wright Dental, our priority is ensuring that every visit is a comfortable and friendly experience, and that all of our patients understand every stage of their diagnosis, planning, and treatment. To find out what a difference our patient-centered approach can make, schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team by calling our dental office in Corsicana, TX today at (903) 225-2221. We also proudly welcome patients from Navarro County, TX, and the surrounding communities, including Corsicana, Mildred, Eureka, Ennis, Fairfield, Teague, Blooming Grove, Dawson, Hubbard, Hillsboro, Mexia, Groesbeck, Kerens, Malakoff, Rice, Centerville, Buffalo, and Athens.