Research has linked overall health with oral health. In some ways you could say that your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. A healthy mouth indicates a healthy body. Keeping up with your oral health is critical, not just for appearances, but also to keep certain body systems functioning well. Community dental care provides services to help you acquire or maintain your best oral health.
General Dental Examination
The first step in addressing oral health is a thorough oral examination. This exam looks at the condition of all your teeth and the soft tissues in your mouth. People are very aware of cavities. Tooth decay is an obvious problem, and no one wants to risk getting a toothache if they can help it. On the other hand, a cancer screening is a painless part of the dental exam of which few people are aware, yet it can save lives. Community dental care offers these exams to identify problems and address them as early as possible.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Not only does a professional cleaning make your teeth feel and look better, it also helps keep your mouth healthy. Plaque can build up in hard to reach areas on teeth and cause gum disease or gingivitis. In older adults, gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. A professional cleaning gets all the debris from around each tooth and the hygienist can identify any areas that need extra care.
Community Dental Care for Restorative Dentistry
Getting cavities filled before they have a chance to progress very far is important. Some cavities may look like tiny holes on the outside of the tooth but are extensive inside the tooth. Getting these areas cleaned out and filled will keep your smile looking bright and healthy.
Everyone needs to be aware of the importance of basic dental care. Brookshire Smile Dental offers excellent care in a warm inviting environment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you and your family.