Your smile’s health is about more than just whether or not you have any cavities. Of course, cavities are a common and well-known issue. Without prompt restorative dental care, a cavity can do significant harm, even to the point of costing you that tooth. That being said, good oral health means protecting yourself against a range of concerns. Having a caring dentist who provides quality care means having all possible oral health threats identified and treated. During a routine dental exam, your dentist is looking for problems besides decay. They will need to check on the condition of your gums, and watch for problems that can lead to cavity development. They also keep watch for signs you might be dealing with bruxism and TMD, which can cause major oral health issues.
An Unaddressed Buildup Of Tartar
Tartar is left behind when you brush and floss your teeth. In order to have it removed, you will need to go in for a routine dental cleaning and exam. When tartar is not removed, bacteria can continually attack your smile.
Signs of poor periodontal health include a reddening of the tissue, a sensitivity during cleaning that leads to more bleeding, and even a recession of your gum line. Catching and treating gum disease in early stages protects you against serious complications from periodontitis, which can develop over time when gum disease is not checked.
Teeth Grinding And TMJ Troubles
Teeth grinding and TMJ disorder (TMD) can lead to unpleasant oral health issues if they are not addressed. TMD can leave you suffering pain throughout your face and neck. Bruxism can lead to tooth pain, and jaw pain. You can also suffer chips and cracks in teeth if the problem is allowed to continue.
An Appointment With Smile Time Dental Means Having Treatment For Common Oral Health Issues
When you attend a dental checkup with Dr. Hamidi at Smile Time Dental, you can count on a review of your smile that will catch more than just cavities. The team at Smile Time Dental understands that the best oral care involves comprehensive care. Schedule an appointment with us by filling out the contact form below, or calling our dental office in Houston, TX at (281) 245-0711. Our Houston office, located in the 77043 area, is proud to serve local residents, and the residents of Spring, Spring Branch, Sealy, Cypress, and all surrounding communities.