For every dental patient, oral hygiene is an essential part of what they’re doing to help maintain the health of their gums and teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day are considered to be the standards by which we measure things. However, even if you follow the standard rules for oral care, you may still develop problems. This is why it is essential to visit your dentist at least every six months for a cleaning and check-up to catch any issues early on while they are treatable and reversible.
Cleanings and examinations are recommended twice a year for patients who have maintained good dental health. By seeing patients every six months, we can keep the issues to a minimum. When we end up seeing patients once a year, we find that more significant problems can develop. For those who have a history of gum problems or tend to get a lot of cavities, we recommend they schedule recall appointments every three or four months instead to prevent disease recurrence and stay on top of any new problems that may occur.
We recommend our patients receive x-rays based on their dental history. X-rays are an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. We use Digital radiographs to allow us to minimize your exposure level. These X-rays help Dr. Rhodes see what is happening between the teeth and what is underneath the gums. He cannot address any potential problems without those, and the patient may not be aware of them until they experience pain and swelling. When problems are detected early on, they are easier and much less expensive to take care of and deal with.
Dr. Rhodes at Hunt Valley Dental takes care of patients of all ages and stages. From children to the elderly, he provides dental care for the entire family in one practice. If you have been looking for a qualified, experienced family dentist, call Hunt Valley Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Rhodes. His welcoming staff will make your entire family feel at home!
Dentist in Cockeysville MD | Dental Minute: Common Dental Problems
Hi I am Dr. Rhodes from Hunt Valley Dental. In today’s dental minute I will be discussing common dental problems and how to fix them. Dental problems are never fun. Not being able to eat or speak properly can drastically decrease your overall health and confidence. It’s never too late to fix your dental problems. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day with regular visits to our office are essential in preventing dental issues. Here are a few common dental problems that we can help you fix. Tooth decay is a problem that occurs when bacteria in your mouth make acids that eat away the tooth. Over time these acids destroyed tooth enamel causing tooth decay. If you are suffering from a toothache, you may likely have tooth decay. A filling or dental crown will usually fix this problem. Missing teeth make eating and speaking difficult we offer many solutions problems such as dentures partials or bridges as well as dental implants. If you have dull, discolored or stained teeth, you may benefit from tooth whitening. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore your smile, while contributing to a healthier and more youthful appearance. Gum disease is an infection that affects the gums surrounding your teeth, and it’s
one of the main causes of tooth loss. Over half of the American adults have some form of gum disease. Proper at home and professional oral health care can help to prevent this disease. If you are experiencing a common dental problem, please schedule an appointment to visit our office. I hope you found this dental many interesting and informative. I look forward to seeing you soon and welcome your dental questions. Thank you.