Along with brushing and flossing, seeing your dentist every so often is a vital part of preserving your oral health. These checkups can find issues that, left undiscovered, could lead to serious complications can expensive procedures.
Dr. Meden is trained to recognize decay in the mouth, and he’ll be able to give you advice and direction for care. Fighting bacteria, plaque and tartar in the mouth is a constant battle, and no matter how hard we try, there will be some build up that only specially designed dental instruments will be able to get rid of.
Tartar, for example, is plaque that has mineralized. Toothbrushes can’t really break down tartar, which is why certain dental tools are needed. A regular dental cleaning really gives your mouth new life, and protects it from the need for future dental procedures.
X-rays are an essential part of preventive dental care. Sometimes just seeing the outside of your teeth leaves problems undiscovered. X-rays allow Dr. Meden to do a complete analysis of your mouth, and the structure that isn’t seen by the naked eye. Remember that gum disease is a common problem, and that it can break down the structural components of the mouth. X-rays can help reveal these problems to Dr. Meden.
While we want to find and treat your dental problems, we also want to keep your mouth healthy! Dental problems are no fun, and can also be expensive. We provide preventive services like fluoride treatments, sealants and oral cancer screenings to make you feel confident about your smile and the future of your mouth.
Remember, however, that prevention most squarely rests on the patient’s shoulders. Brush twice a day for two minutes a day each time, and floss regularly. Your efforts, combined with regular dental checkups and cleanings, should do wonders for preserving the health of your mouth.