Checkups & Cleanings

Helping Your Smile Stay Healthy

The first thing most of us learn about keeping our smiles healthy is to brush our teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. By doing so consistently, you can prevent most of the plaque buildup (a byproduct of oral bacteria) that can lead to serious dental health issues. However, while good hygiene at home is necessary, it isn’t enough to protect your smile for life. You can miss spots of plaque even when you’re diligent, and when plaque calcifies into tartar, only your dentist or hygienist can clean it away. During a checkup and cleaning, we’ll ensure that your teeth and gums are spotlessly clean, and that your smile is not already in the grips of tooth decay, gum disease, or more.

The Cornerstone of Preventive Dentistry

Oral bacteria are the main cause behind many of the most common dental issues, such as cavities, gingivitis, and chronic bad breath. Therefore, the cornerstone of preventive family dentistry is maintaining a disciplined schedule of checkups and cleanings to effectively control oral bacteria. Nevertheless, there’s no guarantee that you’ll never experience a dental issue, and during your visit, Dr. Munilla will also perform a comprehensive examination to check for signs that you may need more involved treatment to prevent an existing issue from growing worse.

Call to Schedule Your Checkup & Cleaning

Regardless of age and specific dental health needs, everyone should attend regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments as often as their dentist recommends. To schedule a dental appointment, call Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.