Many people believe that with good oral hygiene they don’t have to see their dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. Yet, even those that brush and floss daily still need to see their dentists at least once a year. Along with your at-home oral care routine, regular dental visits will help you maintain your long-term oral health, which is why Dr. G Whitney Gomez at Nederland Family Dental offers several different procedures and treatments to fit the needs of his Nederland, TX patients.
Your Dentist and Your Oral Health
- Cleanings and exams - It is important to see your dentist before major dental concerns arise. The best way to maintain your oral health is by seeing your dentist once every six months for exams and cleanings. During the exam, your dentist will check for warning signs indicative of gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental and general health concerns. Cleanings will help remove the plaque and tartar buildup from the places you miss while brushing and flossing.
- Invisalign – Straight teeth are beneficial for not only the aesthetic appeal of your smile but can also help the health of your teeth as well. Crowded or gapped teeth can be difficult to clean correctly which can allow bacteria to settle into these places and cause irreparable damage to your teeth and gums. Invisalign can straighten out and align your teeth so they are more cohesive and easier to brush and floss.
- Fillings and bonding – While cracked and chipped teeth may not seem like a big deal, it can be easier for bacteria to settle into these weaker areas and eat away at the enamel of your tooth. Getting a tooth-colored filling or composite bonding treatment will help protect the tooth from these decay-causing bacteria and give you a more attractive smile.
Long-Term Dental Health
Many dental services we provide are for more than just reversing and repairing the damage that has been done to your teeth; we work to prevent the damage from happening in the first place. Your dentist is key in helping you achieve good oral health and in helping you maintain it. If you would like to know more about the services we provide and the importance of dental visits, please contact our knowledgeable staff today!