It was supposed to be a great day. Your family had plans for a relaxing and fun day.
You were going to get out the grill, maybe play some catch, and enjoy some cool drinks while chatting with your friends as you watched the kids play together.
Instead, your oldest is complaining about a toothache. It’s not the kind of thing you want to ignore, although it’s going to mean missing out on grilled steak, potato salad, and summertime treats.
Routine visits to a family dentist can reduce your risk of dealing with the kind of problem mentioned above. By taking time today to schedule a dental checkup at the office of Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD, you can enjoy your relaxing cookout in the future.
Call 256-274-8680 now to make an appointment if you haven’t already done so.
Make Prevention A Priority
You want to have a healthy smile. You want the same for your family. It’s why you encourage them to brush and floss every single day. It’s also why you and your loved ones should get regular dental cleanings and exams.
We certainly can and have helped many people deal with dental emergencies, but we would much rather focus on preventive care. If you can stop decay or gum infections from happening, you are much less likely to need a root canal or gum surgery down the road. If you can fill a cavity in the early stages or treat periodontal disease early, you are more likely to avoid that painful toothache or to lose teeth.
You should let dental professionals examine and clean your teeth as part of your oral care routine. By doing this, you can address problems long before they have a chance to ruin your day at the park, camping trip, or week-long vacation.
Take Extra Steps
By going beyond the basics of brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, you can provide even more protection for your family.
While you are at our office, be sure to ask about fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
Fluoride makes teeth stronger. Tooth decay is the result of demineralization of the enamel on your teeth. When this happens enough, that turns into a cavity. You can remineralize your teeth with the help of fluoride (which is a mineral). In fact, fluoride repair minor damage before it can become decay and make decay less likely in the future.
Sealants work in a different but complementary way. If fluoride makes the teeth themselves stronger, then sealants are like armor for your teeth. Sealants are a special coating that acts as a shield between harmful bacteria and your teeth.
Enjoy Your Summer
By acting now to prevent or treat oral health issues, you can focus on relaxing and enjoying your time with family and friends in the months to come. Our family dentistry has been helping patients for decades. Let us help your family too.