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A Safer Smile Through Prevention

Updated: May 9, 2023


How long has it been since your last visit to the dentist? If you are struggling to remember, then it is time for your next appointment. Most people need to see their oral health provider at least every six months, and depending on your specific needs, you may need an accelerated timeline of checkups. These visits give you a powerful tool in your preventive care, so do not ignore them!


At our practice in Columbia, TN, we can help you to stay on top of your dentistry with routine cleanings and examinations. Start to feel fresher with a dedicated cleaning of the surface of your teeth, and free yourself of your plaque and tartar buildup. Alongside your cleaning, you will also receive a full examination of your smile, including imagery, to keep you safe. If it has been some time since your last semiannual checkup, talk to our team about your next appointment!


Your Checkups Give You The Assistance Of A Dental Hygienist To Keep Your Smile Clean

While your home hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing is certainly a huge part of your smile maintenance, you still need the help of a trained professional. One of these times is in the removal of tartar from the surface of your teeth. When bacteria feed upon remnants of food within your mouth, they create a harmful acidic biofilm known as plaque. This is what you brush off your teeth, and you might notice the layer when you first wake up in the morning.


If you allow plaque to remain, it will calcify into a tougher material called tartar. This will continue to remain with even a firm brushing, so you need the help of an oral health provider to safely remove it. We will help you to free your smile of tartar during your cleaning at the office.


Your Checkups Serve To Help You Identify Any Growing Concerns

Alongside the dedicated cleaning of your smile, you will receive a full visual examination and any necessary imagery. By scheduling more consistent exams, you give your dentist more information about what is going on inside your mouth. When you skip your appointments, problems such as tooth decay and gum disease can progress, so take this opportunity for a safer smile. Early diagnosis can help you to avoid lasting damage to your teeth and gums, and we are here to assist you!


Taking Prevention Seriously With Creekside Family Dentistry

Your semiannual checkups are a powerful tool in the prevention of oral health concerns. Give us a call at Creekside Family Dentistry in Columbia, TN at (931) 388-3384 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our team.

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