When you take the time to thoroughly clean your teeth, you control your risk for problems tooth decay and gum disease. You also protect yourself against the buildup of plaque and tartar deposits, which lead to oral health difficulties over time. Unfortunately, there are limits to what your daily routine can do for you. For example, you will not be able to remove tartar buildup when it is already present. You are also unable to control the growth of a cavity after one forms on a tooth. For help with these issues, you should turn to your dentist for support. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can provide valuable support for your smile, and for your gums, when you come in for routine care. Your cleanings play a valuable role in protecting your smile from future threats, and they help you maintain a smile that gives you confidence!

The Importance Of Scheduling Checkups On A Regular Basis

Dental checkups and cleanings should take place every six months, unless your dentist asks you to follow a different schedule. When you are consistent about coming in for routine care, you will have an easier time controlling your risks for future problems. You also receive early warnings and timely care when there are problems to address. Patients who fall out of the habit of seeing their dentist regularly can have more problems with unsightly tartar buildup, as well as more risks for dental decay and gingivitis.

We Help You Control Your Risks For Tartar Buildup

Why is tartar such a concern? After plaque deposits form, they can harden into tartar, becoming resistant to your brushing and flossing efforts. When this happens, you have a sustained threat from the bacteria within tartar, which can cause issues for your overall oral health. You can also be embarrassed by visible buildup, which can make your teeth appear unhealthy and less attractive.

Every time your hygienist cleans your smile, they will look closely for the presence of tartar. By removing this buildup, and by clearing away plaque, we help you avoid trouble that can lead to embarrassment as well as the need for restorative dental work!

Caring For Your Smile Between Appointments

Even with the support of your dentist and hygienist, you need to take care of your smile on a daily basis. Brushing and flossing regularly will help you do this, as you can stop the development of plaque and tartar. Consistency is an important piece of any routine, but it is just part of what makes home care effective. You should also give yourself time to thoroughly clean while you brush, and you should make a point to work your floss fully between teeth, which means moving vertically to clean at your gum line.

Schedule Your Next Checkup At Our Mansfield, TX Dentist’s Office

Regular dental exams and cleanings help you prevent the kinds of oral health problems that hurt your smile and general well-being. To make your next appointment, contact Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227!