Dr. Holbrook recommends that you and your family schedule a teeth cleaning, at least once every six months. This appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and X-rays.
Our hygienist, Julie, will clean all surfaces of your teeth of plaque and tartar with a metal tool. Our hygienist will then floss your teeth, polish them, and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect your teeth from cavities by strengthening your tooth enamel. Our dentist will then perform a dental exam. They will check your teeth and gums for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other dental problems. Our dentist may decide to take X-rays to get a closer, more thorough look at your smile. If any dental problems were found, our dentist will recommend one or more dental treatments. After ensuring that you understand your options, our dentist will form a treatment plan with you.
We urge you to contact our dental office immediately if you experience dental pain or any type of dental emergency. The following problematic symptoms are reason to schedule an appointment with our dentist:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- Loose permanent teeth
- The loss of a permanent tooth
- Red, tender, or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss
Contact Randall Dental Associates in Lewisville today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.