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Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. Lara-Perdue and Dr. Kennedy suggest that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. It is important that you come to North Forest Family Dental Care as recommended because our dentists can detect dental health issues early during these visits. If an issue is caught early, treatment will be less invasive and more affordable. If you come in for your regular checkups, our dentists can prevent some issues from occurring in the first place. Having regular dental appointments is also important because some diseases have symptoms that manifest in the mouth and our dentists will check for these.

When you come in for your appointment, our hygienist will first use a small, metal tool to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then the hygienist will floss between each of your teeth. Depending on your needs, dental fluoride may be applied. Then your teeth will be polished to give them extra shine.

Our dentists will then examine all of your teeth and your gums for signs of dental issues like decay and inflammation. X-rays may be taken to get a more thorough look at the teeth and the surrounding bone. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early, as they are easier to treat at earlier stages. Our dentists may also review and update your dental health history. It is important that you tell your dentist of any medications that you are taking, as some can affect the oral cavity.

Our dentists will discuss any detected dental issues with you. A treatment plan will be suggested and explained. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. If needed, our dentists or hygienist will educate you about proper tooth brushing and flossing. Contact our office to learn more about professional teeth cleaning in The Woodlands, Texas, and to schedule a visit.