Maybe it’s been over a year or five or 10 since you last made a dental appointment.
We understand that life can be busy. We also understand that many people suffer from dental anxiety, and as last year proved, sometimes things happen that are out of our control.
Whatever the reason for your delay since your last checkup, you are welcome to make your return by visiting a general dentist at our Arlington, TX office.
When you come to our office you can:
- Get care to maintain your oral health
- Prevent problems or …
- Treat small problems before they become big ones
Call 817-275-4817 now to schedule your visit with our team at Fielder Park Dental.
Don’t Lose What You Have
More than 90 percent of people will develop a cavity at one time or another, according to the National Institutes of Health. Even if you brush and flossing exactly how the American Dental Association recommends then you still are likely to have tooth decay at one time or another.
By coming to our office for routine dental cleanings, you can reduce that risk considerably.
Plaque and tartar buildup raises your likelihood of developing cavities and gum infections. During a professional cleaning, we will remove that buildup, which helps your maintain your smile.
But you can do more than that to prevent problems. During your appointment, you also can take advantage of two more services: dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
You may have had sealants as a child. It’s true that many parents get these for their kids knowing that kids aren’t always going to brush as well as they should. Adults also can benefit from this barrier between bad bacteria and your teeth.
Fluoride is a mineral, which is important because tooth decay is the result of demineralization of the enamel of your teeth. With fluoride treatments, you can repair minor damage and make your teeth stronger. As a result, your smile can become more resistant to decay.
Take Action If You Do Have a Problem
If you do have a cavity or symptoms of gym disease, you should know that these are not problems that are going to go away on their own. You have to take action to keep these issues from turning into more serious concerns such as tooth infections or periodontal disease.
Tooth decay is the result of bacteria eating away at your teeth. As that decay grows, you develop a cavity. As that cavity gets deeper into your tooth, it can reach the pulp and cause it to become inflamed. This can be painful, and treating it requires a root canal. If you act early, however, you can avoid that inflammation by getting a dental filling or a dental crown.
Many people are not aware that gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss. Bleeding gums, sore gums, receding gums, and bad breath are all signs that you have infected gums. With gum disease treatment, you can clear out the infection and allow your mouth to heal.