General Dentist Maryland
The thought of the dentist typically brings along images of dental cleanings and exams, however have you ever stopped to consider all the additional added benefits that the dentist offers you? Keep reading to see why general dentistry in Maryland is so important.
The Basics of General Dentistry in Maryland
Your basic dental exam should generally take place every six months.
During this exam your dentist does more than just clean your teeth.
They perform a thorough removal of the tartar and plaque that builds up both above and below the gum line.
This is a great time to speak with your dentist about best hygiene practices and to learn any tips to keep your oral health in check.
Your dentist is also able to monitor for jaw disorders, gum disease, teeth grinding and cavities during this visit.
Fluoride and Sealants
Fluoride is a great tool to defend against cavities and to strengthen your teeth.
In some cases, where you have back teeth which may need extra help to prevent decay, a sealant can be applied.
Why is General Dentistry in Maryland So Important?
Aside from the teeth cleaning purpose of your visit, it is important to see your dentist regularly in order to monitor for any abnormalities that may indicate infection or disease.
By visiting your dentist on a regularly scheduled basis you are setting yourself up for a comprehensive look in to your oral (and overall) health.
In fact, there have been many cases where dentists have been able to spot signs of decay, infection and even early cancer signs that have saved individuals from severe discomfort, decay and overall health risk.
Learn More About Our Services
Dr. Hackley and her dedicated staff of dental professionals pride themselves in offering excellent dental care for our patients.
If you’re interested in setting up a visit with Dr. Hackley, or one of the other experienced professionals here at Hackley DDS, contact us online or call us (301) 816-3232 today!