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Keeping up with your regular visits to the dentist can be bothersome. These visits, however, are an essential part of your oral hygiene.

A checkup typically has two parts: an oral exam and a dental cleaning. The health exam is designed to catch dental related problems before they start. Cavities, gum disease, oral cancer or dental erosion can all be evaluated and caught in their earliest stages using state-of-the-art technology, such as computer controlled x-rays. Dr. Betzy Lara-Perdue and her staff then start the cleaning process using special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums. At the end of your appointment, you may request a fluoride treatment. You’ll be advised about any dental issues and what changes you may need to make to your hygiene routine.

One positive effect of a dental cleaning and exam that we often fail to remember is that it helps boost and maintain one’s desire to brush and floss daily. This is especially helpful for people who struggle with consistent oral hygiene.

Please remember to come in to North Forest Family Dental Care for your dental cleaning in The Woodlands, Texas. You may call 936-271-3338 to schedule your cleaning with Dr. Lara-Perdue.