Scheduling your regular checkup with your dentist goes a long way toward maintaining a beautiful smile. A checkup will help you to uncover any issues that may need treatment.
At Woodlake Family Dentistry in Little Elm, we provide adults and children with quality care, and we want to help our patients protect their teeth. Scheduling a regular exam is the best way to diagnose and treat small injuries and disease before they become major issues. The small cost for an exam today can save you thousands later.
We also specialize in treating patients of all ages in Little Elm, Texas, and we welcome new patients. Good oral hygiene begins at home, but scheduling a checkup can help uncover hidden problems like:
When you and your family arrive at Woodlake Family Dentistry, you’ll be greeted warmly by our caring staff. We’ll help you with your paperwork and insurance information before we get started. We’ll then ask you about your dental history and ask if you have questions about any current dental problems that you may have.
You can also expect:
During your exam, we will check to see how your teeth are lining up. If necessary, we’ll advise you on any orthodontic treatment that may be needed. We’ll check your gums for bleeding and tenderness. We’ll also check your mouth for redness, swelling and discoloration.
Digital X-rays are needed to see what is happening below the surface. Digital X-rays are far safer than traditional X-rays and emit much lower levels of radiation. Your dentist will be able to see any problems below the gums such as new teeth coming in, cavities, cracked teeth, jaw problems or other abnormalities. By having a visual picture of your health, you and your dentist can plan any recommended treatments before they become harder to manage.
Professional cleanings go beyond what you do at home. Your at-home routine may include brushing, flossing and using dental rinses. At Woodlake Family Dentistry, our dentist and hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and work to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. We’ll scrape to remove surface-level staining, leaving you with a brighter smile.
An oral cancer screening is necessary to help detect and diagnose any cancer threats early. Early detection is the key to establishing a treatment plan to reduce serious consequences. Screenings are recommended for all of our patients, even if you show no signs of discomfort.
Yes. Even the healthiest of people who show no signs of cancer can be in the early stages of it and not know. Plus leaving your exam with the knowledge that your dental health is in good shape is a great feeling to have.
Patients who smoke or use tobacco products have a higher risk. Other risks include a family history of oral cancer, heavy alcohol use or poor hygiene.
If you have not seen a dentist in a long time, then we recommend calling us soon for your first appointment. Unless you have ongoing treatment needs, then we’d like to see you every six months. Your baby’s first exam should be scheduled once their baby teeth start coming in.
Scheduling a regular dental exam will help to get an amazing smile and to help detect potential threats before they become a bigger problem. Call Woodlake Family Dentistry at (214) 272-6835 today to start on the path to great dental health.