Dental Fillings are a great way to protect your teeth from further damage and they will also restore the function and appearance of the tooth. However, the sooner we catch the need for a dental filling, the better.
Here at TruDentistry of Tigard, we want optimum oral health for all of our patients. We like to avoid a dental filling if we can. That is why we, along with the American Dental Association recommend regular cleanings and check-ups. Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Weinberg recommend dental cleanings and checks-up 2 times a year to insure healthy gums and teeth.
Regular professional dental cleanings eliminate bacteria. If bacteria is not kept in check, it can build to form plaque and can lead to a dental cavities and long term problems like gum disease and tooth loss. When you schedule regular cleanings and check-ups, you are doing your part to keeping your mouth healthy and happy.
Regular cleanings will reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and the need for dental fillings. Regular oral hygiene will keep tooth stains away, freshen your breath and improve your overall health.
Regular dental exams provide an opportunity for Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Weinberg to detect problems early and early detection is the key to fixing problems that might crop up, to be fixed quick and easy. We can also evaluate your at-home methods of dental care and this gives us an opportunity to provide positive suggestions for at-home care going forward.
Good dental hygiene at home is essential to positive dental check-ups. Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home include brushing and flossing your teeth in the morning and in the evening. It is also important to put limits on sugary and starchy snacks.
Visit us at least twice a year for professional cleanings and a check-up. These habits will go a long way in preventing dental issues. With regular check-ups, our dentist can insure what ever fillings you may need, will be very small.