It’s recommended that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. At your appointment, we will inspect your mouth for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other dental issues. We’ll also look at your teeth for tooth decay or cracks, as well as assess any previous dental work. Sometimes previous dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
By scheduling a checkup every six months, we can often reduce the potential for large dental issues. For instance, if left untreated, a small cavity can grow and affect an entire tooth and spread decay to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional issues. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. When caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Children as young as two should visit the dentist. By age four or five, a child should schedule regular checkups.
Schedule a Checkup With Us Today!
Regular checkups and cleanings are part of keeping up with your dental health. To schedule a consultation with us, call Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, in Houston, TX, today at 713-796-9600. We also serve patients who live in Bellaire, River Oaks, Southside Place, and all surrounding communities.