Daily Oral Healthcare in Killeen Is Much More Important than Semi-Annual Checkups
Have you ever been out to lunch with a friend, family member or colleague and after lunch you see them wander on down to the restroom to brush their teeth? Lunch? Really? That’s not an American custom?
However, brushing after every meal has become much more commonplace as the costs of overall dental care have put a dent into what seems to be lower incomes across the US.
So, if you aren’t brushing after every meal, ensure that you are brushing every morning and night and flossing at least once per day.
With that said, ongoing personal care as well as early identification of any type of tooth problem can save you a significant amount of money. Think about it. You are doing your best with respect to your oral health. You head on in for your semi-annual dentist appointment only to find out that you are going to require gingivitis treatment.
The dentist outlines the early signs of gum disease and expresses the fact that should it turn into a more significant form of periodontal disease that you are looking at spending literally thousands of dollars.
So far, you’re a few dollars into a dentist appointment along with the cost of your toothbrush and toothpaste… and you’re potentially going to save yourself thousands of dollars by getting an early warning to a potentially very expensive dental problem.
The Truth about Bad Breath Remedies and How You May Have Trouble Brewing
Many of our patients ask us, “What causes bad breath?” Often times this is an early warning sign of some type of bacteria that is cultivating in your mouth and is always something that you need to look into solving immediately.
While it could indeed just have something to do with your diet, it could also be something more extreme like tooth decay or a form of gum disease in its early stages.
The first thing that you want to do is schedule an appointment with your dentist. The clinic will give you an oral exam, and you’ll immediately know what you need to do to eliminate the bad breath. The truth about bad breath remedies is simple, if you don’t address the underlying root cause, you will never solve the bad breath.
What about Emergency Dental Care Solutions?
Sometimes our best preventive best practices don’t remove every potential dental problem.
So, when the latest and greatest toothache home remedies don’t seem to get the job done, severe tooth pain relief is mandatory.
If we don’t have a dentist that we see on a regular basis, we may need to find an emergency dentist or if it is a weekend, you’ll need to find a dentist open on Sunday. Not always easy to do.
So, when you are seeking a toothache remedy, it’s important that you review your current dental insurance to see what your policy covers. While most dental plans for individuals don’t cover many of the emergency procedures, this is one reason why you want to avoid emergencies in every way possible. It’s expensive. Especially if you don’t have a regular dentist that has emergency provisions available.
Let’s Outline Some Preventive Dental Services
For those of you that do indeed have dental insurance, your insurance provider will cover or at least partially cover the majority of the services that we’ll outline here.
- Semi-annual examinations
- Teeth cleanings
- Bitewing and periapical x-rays.
- Many will cover fluoride treatments
- Some forms of tooth sealants
You’ll want to check with your policy to see how these services are covered and to verify if you’ll have any out-of-pocket costs.
Having a preventive dental care plan and family dentistry objective is imperative. Yes, brushing after every meal and flossing at least once per day is a great start. However, you need to get your teeth cleaned at least a couple times per year as well as get your mouth x-rayed to see if there is anything going on that you can catch before a problem develops.
If you are looking for a new dental provider here in Killeen, we’d love to have a chance to sit down with you and outline why so many other families here in our city have made us there dental provider of choice. Jump on over to our About Us page and schedule your consultation. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.