The Importance Of Preventive Care Visits

Dr. Gurvinder Bhatti of Infinity Dental recommends biannual cleaning appointments to stay on top of your oral health. Read about preventative care and visit your Kernersville, NC, dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning appointment and exam. We specialize in preventative care to keep your whole family healthy and smiling!

Preventative Care Visits

Teeth cleaning appointments twice a year are the basis of preventative dentistry. Getting to the dentist can be tough because of our busy schedules, but scheduling regular appointments and staying on top of your dental health leads to overall less time and less money spent at the dentist. Come see us in Kernersville, NC, twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

During teeth cleaning your dentist removes plaque and tartar. Plaque is sticky bacteria that has built up on the surfaces of the teeth. If it is not removed by brushing, it hardens and forms into tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing, and when it builds up on the surfaces of the teeth at the gum line, it can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Your dentist removes tartar to prevent gum disease.

Your exam is an important opportunity for your dentist to identify any signs of tooth decay and gum disease. When a tooth only has a little decay it can be saved with a small filling. Regular visits can keep you from needing more serious dental work like root canals.

Another important element of exams is oral cancer screenings. Your dentist examines the mouth and throat for abnormalities in the tissues. Oral cancer screenings can identify cancer early and save lives.

Preventative care is meant to help you before you need serious dental work, but it's important for your family to keep up good hygiene routines at home, too. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Keeping up a great hygiene routine at home and scheduling regular cleanings and exams for your family sets you all up for great oral health. Come see Dr. Bhatti at Infinity Dental for a cleaning. Call us for an appointment at (336) 996-3542.