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How Dental Cleanings Can Save Your Teeth

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In the field of dentistry, preventive care is just as important as diagnostic care. Our goal at Nederland Family Dental is to prevent any dental problems that may occur before they even have the chance to start! The best and most consistent way we do this is through regular dental cleanings.

Unfortunately, many people tend to neglect or put off their dental cleanings. Some of our patients mistakenly believe that if they are not in pain or experiencing any symptoms, then they do not need to be seen by a dentist. Sadly, this statement could not be further from the truth. Frequent dental cleanings and professional exams are necessary for ...

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Have You Scheduled Your First Dental Cleaning of the Year?

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At Nederland Family Dental, we take a proactive approach to dental care. This means falling in line with the American Dental Association’s recommendation of dental cleanings every six months.

Besides, we’ve seen the results of regular dental cleanings in our Nederland, TX dental office, which include:

  • Fewer cavities
  • Fewer dental emergencies
  • Lower incidence of periodontal disease
  • Fresher breath

Even if you brush your teeth and floss after every meal, your toothbrush and floss cannot reach every nook in your mouth. Additionally, stubborn bacteria require a professional dental cleaning.

Our skilled hygienist uses special tools and technologies to remove stubborn bacteria and tartar that leads to cavities and periodontal disease.

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Common Oral Health Care Mistakes

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Dr. Whitney Gomez is a dentist in Southeast Texas and he works with his patients to educate them on the best way to perform their home oral health care routines. Even the best routines may include a few common mistakes.

Some of the most common oral health care mistakes:

  • Brushing too hard – When you brush your teeth, use the tips of the bristles, which are the part of the toothbrush that actually removes plaque.
  • Not spending enough time – You should brush your teeth for a full two minutes, dividing the time equally between each quadrant. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day!
  • Not brushing all areas of your ...

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What We Look for During a Dental Exam

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Have you ever wondered what we look for in a dental exam? It probably seems like a mystery because you can’t see inside your mouth as we do it! When we perform an oral exam, it is to identify any oral conditions that you may have in the earliest stages, when they are easiest to treat.

What We Look For During Exams

We check each of your individual teeth for decay or cracks. Dr. Gomez will examine each tooth and let you know if they find something that requires attention. That way, if you do have decay or a crack, we can address it before it becomes painful and difficult to treat. 

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