At Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX, we are proud to say that our devotion lies in providing our patients with the best care in a friendly and comfortable environment. We encourage our patients to get a checkup and cleaning every six months to ensure good dental hygiene.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
During your first visit to Admire Dental, our qualified hygienist will do a professional teeth cleaning. Teeth cleanings remove any plaque or tartar that has accumulated in the mouth over time. Before the procedure begins, the hygienist will start by examining your entire mouth using a small mirror to check your teeth for decay or any abnormalities. Once this is complete, the hygienist will use a tool called a “scaler” to scrape the tartar and plaque that has accumulated above and below the gum line. Don’t be frightened if you hear a scraping sound, as this is normal. Next, the hygienist will floss between and around every tooth to take away any plaque or food particles that were left behind. The hygienist will complete the procedure by eliminating any residue that was subsequently missed using a tooth polisher with a spinning head and an abrasive paste.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Cancer detected at an early stage can be treated more successfully. At Admire Dental, we recognize the importance of early detection of cancerous and precancerous conditions in our patients. During your exam, the dentist will ask you questions regarding any changes in your medical history and whether you are experiencing any new or unusual symptoms. Next, the doctor will begin by looking for red or white patches or any unusual sores on your lips, tongue or the inside of your mouth. Any abnormality that has not cleared after two to three weeks should be examined. Smoking, along with heavy alcohol use, is an underlying risk factor for oral cancer. More than 75 percent of oral cancer cases are attributed to smoking. Some other factors, such as lifestyle and the environment, can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. At Admire Dental a comprehensive oral cancer screening is part of your regular dental checkup.
Digital X-rays are an improved alternative to traditional X-rays. Our staff can get an accurate picture of your teeth and oral structures without subjecting you to unnecessary radiation. The images are available and sent to a computer screen where the dentist can see you what’s going on inside your mouth. Digital X-rays are a safer, faster method of a radiograph, and because the images are digital, it’s more environmentally friendly.
Haven’t been to the dentist lately? Don’t wait any longer! Call Admire Dental in Haltom City, TX at (682) 350-9832 for an appointment today!