Even when you brush and floss the recommended amount each and every day, dental problems can be trickier than many patients realize. That’s why our doctors here at Rio Dental & Orthodontics emphasizes routine checkups and cleanings as the most important way for children, adults, and patients of all ages to keep their smiles healthy and happy for life. During these visits, our professional approach will reveal even the smallest and subtlest problems that may have gone unnoticed, allowing treatment to stay simple and effective. Please contact us today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’re ready to schedule your family’s first appointments at either our Farmers Branch or Irving, TX location.
During the examination process, our doctors and staff members want to learn everything we can about your unique smile and what can be done to help it be at its very best. We’ll review every tooth (baby or adult), the gum tissue, the bite, the jaw, any existing restorative work that’s still in place (such as fillings and crowns), and more in order to form a complete picture. Advanced digital X-rays will help us see what the naked eye can’t as well. Once our doctors have all of this important information, they can sit down with you to discuss your oral health (or your child’s) and what treatments they recommend to overcome any existing dental damage or discomfort.
Hygiene appointments are also a very important part of the preventive care process! Over time, dangerous bacteria are constantly gathering in the form of sticky plaque and stubborn tartar within the mouth, threatening to cause cavities and gum disease. A thorough cleaning with our team will help remove these areas, keeping your smile clean and polished. We’re also happy to go over proper brushing and flossing techniques with patients who need a little extra help.