When it comes to good dental health, visiting our San Antonio practice twice each year for preventive cleaning and an oral examination helps keep teeth healthy and prevents serious problems in the future. During each visit to our office, our hygienist and dentist will perform important oral health screenings and provide you with educational information about proper care.
Oral Examination
During an oral examination, our dentist will inspect your mouth for signs of gum disease, cavities, and other types of damage to your teeth or fillings. We will check for any changes in the alignment of your teeth that could affect your ability to chew or speak. Finally, we conduct an oral cancer screening of your mouth and throat and check for any signs of abnormal growth or changes in the tissues.
Dental Cleaning
A professional dental cleaning twice each year helps remove plaque buildup that home cleanings leave behind. We have specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar that accumulates around the gums and between the teeth. For children, we can apply a sealant to the molars to further protect the teeth from cavities. We will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing technique during your visit so that you can continue these healthy practices at home.
Oral Health Education
At each visit to your dentist in San Antonio TX, we will provide you with the latest information on health and oral hygiene. At Cosmetic Dental Associates, we can offer you tips and recommendations on how to properly care for your teeth between visits and about what dental care products we feel are best suited to your needs. If you engage in any behaviors that could impact your oral health, we will discuss these issues with you and assist in making smart choices to improve the condition of your teeth and gums.