Many people wait until they have a toothache or other dental issue to see a dentist. Preventive dental care, however, is one of the best ways to maintain good oral health. Routine dental checkups and cleanings can often avoid problems like decay, oral infections, or gingivitis (early gum disease). If you live in Bedford, Texas, or neighboring cities, you can contact the office of Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates, for routine dental checkups and cleaning.
Seeing Dr. Maegan Elam every six months enables us to keep track of your oral health and uncover problems early on when they’re easier to treat. During a dental exam, we’ll evaluate your tooth and gum health and take X-rays to check bone health below the gum line, where bacteria can breed. We’ll look for signs of cavities, oral infections, and periodontal disease, a significant cause of tooth loss. Early detection and treatment of dental issues can preserve the health and quality of your teeth. Routine checkups are a preventative measure to help keep your teeth healthy long-term.
After a checkup, Dr. Elam will clean your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria that can cause cavities. Although regular brushing and flossing are essential, it’s often not enough to remove all plaque from your teeth, especially in hard-to-reach areas like your back molars or between teeth. Over time, this plaque can harden into tartar and cause untold damage to your teeth.
Using special tools, Dr. Elam can rid your teeth of plaque and tartar buildup to protect you against decay and gum disease. We’ll also polish your teeth to leave them smooth and shiny. Routine dental cleanings can:
You can maximize your oral health and preserve your smile through routine dental checkups and cleanings. To schedule a six-month dental checkup and cleaning, contact Dr. Maegan Elam in Bedford, Texas, at (817) 241-3535.