Why routine dental health care is critical to a healthy smile

Everyone knows that to maintain a healthy smile, they should brush and floss after every meal. But it doesn’t stop there! Dr. Spalding Green of Green Dental Health and Aesthetics in Nashville, Tennessee, encourages patients to also make their routine dental health care services a priority. This includes regular examinations, cleanings, and education on caring for the smile.

What happens during routine dental services?

The American Dental Association recommends that everyone visit the dentist at least every six months. This allows the dentist to monitor one’s oral health and wellness and intervene at the earliest signs of problems. This includes the early signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. With the help of a dentist and thorough cleanings from our dental hygienists, many patients can maintain a healthy smile for life!

During these visits, our dental team will evaluate the smile. This includes a physical evaluation of the teeth and gums and dental x-rays that allow us to see the health of the teeth and jawbone. Some issues can be spotted with dental x-rays, allowing our team to intervene early for treatment. Our dental hygienists also perform prophylaxis, which is the medical term for a dental cleaning. The teeth are cleaned, removing plaque and tartar that may have developed on the surfaces of the tooth enamel. The dental hygienist may also check the pocket depth between the gum tissue and the teeth to look for signs of gingivitis or periodontitis. If there is an area of concern that appears as decay, they will relay this information to Dr. Spalding Green during the evaluation for further examination. We also educate patients, teaching them the correct brushing and flossing technique while discussing the benefits of certain products and instruments, such as special mouthwashes and electric toothbrushes.

Are you in need of an annual dental check-up?

Don’t waste time and get with Dr. Spalding Green and his team to undergo a regular dental check-up, examination, and cleaning at Green Dental Health and Aesthetics of Nashville, Tennessee. The office is conveniently located at 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite #166, and can be reached at (615) 209-9321 for an appointment.