As part of a comprehensive strategy of overall dental health that includes your teeth and your gums, you should plan on scheduling regular dental exams with our Morristown family dentist, Dr. Karey P. Matthews. Just how regular? Well, the standard time frame is every six months, but you should consult with Dr. Matthews. Depending on a variety of factors, including your current dental health, proneness to dental diseases, and your level of at home oral hygiene, your ideal schedule may be more or less frequent. The most important thing to remember is that dental checkups are vital to keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
Our Morristown family dentist will give you a thorough dental exam. This includes discussing your overall medical health as well as taking x-rays. The purpose of the entire exam is to detect any potential problems early on. Most dental concerns are not marked by pain or any outward symptoms- at least not in the beginning. That’s Dr. Matthews’ goal: to keep you from feeling pain and symptoms if at all possible. Tooth decay can be caught and stopped with a good professional dental cleaning, also a key component in your complete dental exam. Professional cleanings remove plaque from on and in between your teeth. You may not realize it, but even if you brush and floss several times a day and use a good dental rinse with fluoride, you can still develop plaque. Your cleaning will get the stubborn plaque left behind. if not tended to, this plaque will lead to tooth decay and eventually cavities. And no one wants that.
Just as your dental exam, x-rays, and professional cleaning are not a substitute for daily oral care, neither is daily oral care a substitute for a dental exam and checkup. Both are necessary to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition. Our Morristown family dentist will make sure that you receive a thorough examination, but the best way to put the odds in favor of a result of no cavities and no dental problems is to keep up your end of the dental bargain. We want you smiling when you arrive and also when you leave Attentive Dental Care.