Annual dental checkups are beneficial for many reasons. Not only do they allow the teeth to be properly cleaned and examined, it also gives the dentist an opportunity to look for any abnormalities that may be lurking in the background. Dental checkups allow cavities and caries to be discovered in their earliest stages and allow for them to be corrected before they cause major problems. Annual checkups can also allow the doctor to help identify other health conditions that may be affecting the body as a whole. The dentist will be able to advise the patient where their strong points and weaknesses are when it comes to cleaning and protecting their teeth at home.
Unless a person has a genetic history of family members having bad teeth, most cavities and dental problems that involve poor oral hygiene can be prevented. Yearly checkups will show the dentist where a person needs improvement when it comes to cleaning and maintaining their teeth. Brushing the teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once are what many dentists recommend when it comes to a daily cleaning regimen. Using a mouthwash that contains fluoride is especially beneficial. Rinsing the mouth thoroughly before going to bed will prevent bacteria from building up in the mouth.
Dentists recommend teaching children good oral health practices at the earliest age possible. In most cases, this is when they first begin to get their teeth. Brushing an infant's teeth allows them to get used to the sensation. Providing them with a toothbrush on or around their first birthday will encourage them to start learning to brush their teeth on their own. Replacing bottles with sip cups can also help them to break the habit of going to bed with a bottle. Parents who start their children early when it comes to good oral health habits, find their children pick them up faster and carry them throughout their lifetime.
Prospective patients with no insurance or individuals who will be paying out of pockets are encouraged to call our office at 210-998-3013. Our goal is to ensure we work with you to obtain appropriate affordable quality care.
For more information regarding insurance plans and application processes, our office offers a free service to educate you about various dental insurance plans, their application process, and logistics. We offer this service free for both Medicaid patients and private insurance patients. However, we do require you to call our office to schedule a free ten minutes consult for this.
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