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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Fort Worth, TX
Keeping Your Smile Healthy for a Lifetime
We all lead busy lives these days. That’s why it can be difficult to take time out of our hectic schedules to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup. However, attending these appointments just twice a year is crucial to keeping your smile healthy for a lifetime. The last thing you want to deal with is a sudden dental emergency that could have been prevented had Dr. Mark Givan spotted the early warning signs at your checkup. To minimize your risk of dental emergencies and ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful, it’s crucial to visit your dentist at least once every six months.
Why You Need Checkups and Cleanings
If you already brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, you might be wondering why you even need to bother seeing Dr. Givan twice a year. While an everyday oral hygiene routine is essential in having a healthy smile, the fact of the matter is that it’s simply not enough. Your toothbrush and floss aren’t capable of cleaning every area of your mouth, and even the most diligent person will inevitably miss a few spots. Plaque can accumulate in these areas and harden into tartar, which contributes to cavities and gum disease. The only surefire way to remove built-up plaque and tartar is with a dental cleaning from one of our skilled hygienists.
In addition, many dental problems don’t display noticeable symptoms, such as discomfort, until serious damage has already been done. Regular dental checkups allow Dr. Givan to evaluate your mouth for early signs of issues like infections or oral cancer before treatment becomes more difficult.
With his trained eyes, Dr. Givan is able to detect these problems long before a patient feels something is amiss in their mouth. He can then provide quick, conservative treatments that can stop these potential issues in their tracks. Attending biannual checkups ensures that a small problem won’t spiral into a larger one down the road, which can save you money on otherwise expensive dental treatments.
What You Can Expect During a Checkup and Cleaning
After greeting our front desk staff, you’ll be taken into a treatment room, where a member of our team will begin taking detailed x-rays to get a picture of your overall oral health. You’ll then get to met Dr. Givan, who will spend a bit of time chatting with you and getting to know you before performing a thorough evaluation of your mouth. He’ll ask you about your dental history and whether you have any pressing concerns to keep in mind during the exam.
Using the x-rays as well as his own findings, Dr. Givan will develop a treatment plan if necessary to ensure your mouth is as healthy as can be. You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you may have so you feel comfortable with the knowledge of your oral health. Once that portion of the appointment is over, one of our dental hygienists will give your pearly whites a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and make your smile shine.
Schedule Your Next Checkup and Cleaning
Has it been more than six months since you last visited the dentist for a routine checkup and cleaning? If so, there’s never been a better time to take control of your oral health and schedule your next visit than today. Give us a call to schedule your biannual preventive dentistry checkup, and experience the difference our commitment to quality dentistry can make in your smile. Conveniently located in Fort Worth, our family-friendly dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout nearby communities in Haltom City, Saginaw, Forest Hill, Benbrook, and the surrounding areas.