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By Advanced Family Dental
July 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental visits  

Are dental visits a priority for you? Regular visits help you keep your smile fresh and clean and may reduce the risk of cavities and gum dental visitdisease. Bedford and Keller, TX, dentist Dr. Phu Le of Advanced Family Dental offers checkups and dental treatments for your entire family.

Am I visiting the dentist often enough?

Most people need to see the dentist every six months. During those visits to your Bedford or Keller dentist, you'll receive an examination, an oral cancer screening, and a dental cleaning. Some visits may also include a few X-rays. Problems with your teeth don't always become obvious until they're fairly advanced. Unfortunately, major problems tend to require extensive dental treatment. When you visit the dentist every six months, issues can be diagnosed when they're minor and easy to treat.

Regular dental visits also include dental cleanings. During your cleaning, a dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth with special instruments. Although you probably brush your teeth twice a day, you may not be able to remove every bit of plaque from inaccessible areas. If plaque remains on these areas, you may be more likely to develop tooth decay.

Tartar, a hard, brown substance forms on your teeth if plaque remains on your teeth too long. It may irritate your sensitive gum tissue and cause gum disease, particularly if it forms below the gum line. Cleanings gently scrape away tartar, reducing your risk of gum disease.

Do I ever need to see the dentist more frequently?

Although experts recommend that you visit the dentist every six months, that timeframe isn't right for everyone. For example, your dentist may suggest that you visit more often if you're prone to developing cavities or have severe tartar buildup. More frequent visits may also be needed if you are being treated for gum disease, are straightening your teeth with clear braces, or are restoring or improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Same-day appointments may be necessary if you experience a dental emergency. Common emergencies include knocked out teeth, loose teeth, fractured teeth, facial lacerations, and dental abscesses.

Protect your smile by visiting the dentist every six months. Schedule a visit with Dr. Le of Advanced Family Dental by calling (817) 354-7840 for the Bedford, TX, office or (817) 337-0072 for the Keller, TX, office.

By Advanced Family Dental
October 17, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental visits   oral hygiene  

There is a lot you can do to keep your smile healthy and looking its best. Brushing and flossing at home daily, as well as scheduling oral healthregular dental checkups, will help keep your mouth healthy and free of dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease. Dr. Phu Le, your Bedford, TX dentist, can help you achieve exceptional oral health while maintaining a healthy smile.

Healthy Habits

Developing healthy habits is an excellent way to keep your smile healthy. There are several healthy habits you can implement immediately to keep your smile looking its best. Some positive habits that promote a healthy smile include:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene at home
    • Brush teeth twice a day
    • Floss teeth at least once daily
    • Use a fluoride mouthwash once a day
  • Getting regular dental checkups with cleanings
  • Eating a healthy diet every day
  • Drinking plenty of water daily
  • Limiting intake of sugary foods and drinks
  • Avoiding smoking (tobacco can stain teeth)

Brushing Tips

Brushing your teeth twice a day is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy smile. Brushing removes plaque and prevents tartar from developing. Once tartar forms on the teeth, it can lead to the development of gum disease, cavities and potentially tooth loss. Tartar can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning done by your Bedford, TX dentist. Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day is the best way to prevent tartar from forming.

The American Dental Association recommends brushing teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice daily. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles that is an appropriate shape and size for your mouth. The toothbrush should fit comfortably without being too big. Be sure to brush all areas of the mouth, including all around each tooth, along the gums, the tongue and the roof of the mouth. For best results, replace toothbrushes whenever the bristles begin to fray or every three to four months, whichever is sooner.

Practicing good oral hygiene daily is an easy way to maintain a healthy smile. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings with your Bedford, TX dentist, Dr. Le, can help you keep that healthy smile for life. You can schedule your next checkup with Dr. Le by calling Advanced Family Dental at (817) 354-7840.