Have you scheduled your first dentist appointment in 2024? If it has been longer than six months since your last appointment, it is time to come in again. At Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI, we offer care for adults and children, so you can have your entire family’s dental needs taken care of in one place. Oral hygiene plays a role in your overall well-being, so do not put these appointments off.Read more: Dental Care For Your Entire Family
The Importance Of Cleanings
You may already know that you should be seeing the dentist every six months. When you have healthy teeth, this might seem redundant. However, these checkups are vital to your health. During cleanings, your hygienist will remove plaque that cannot be removed with a regular toothbrush. This can help prevent problems such as cavities and gum disease. In addition to this step, your biannual examination can also detect early signs of decay, gingivitis, and even oral cancer. We know that coordinating appointments for your whole family can get tricky. Prioritize your and your family member’s health by scheduling these appointments on the same day. This can set an example for your children that dental health is important.
When You Need Restorative Care
Even with proper prevention, cavities can still form. While biannual checkups can detect these signs early, it is still possible for decay to progress into a cavity. When this happens, it is important to treat the tooth as soon as possible. We use tooth-colored fillings as a way to remove cavities and restrengthen the enamel against bad bacteria. If a tooth is not filled in time, the decay can continue eroding the enamel, and dentin, and enter the pulp. At this stage, a root canal will be necessary to save the tooth. Because the pulp contains many nerves and tissues, decay that has reached this layer of the tooth is often painful. We know that invasive dental work is not something our patients look forward to, but this can relieve pain and repair the tooth.
We Offer Cosmetic Treatments, Too
If you are in good health but want an extra boost to your smile, we offer teeth whitening, clear aligners, and more. These services can brighten your pearly whites and help straighten minor cosmetic crookedness. We offer personalized professional whitening kits to use at home. You will apply gel to your teeth every day for about two weeks. After this time, you can enjoy the results of a vibrant smile. For patients in need of orthodontic treatment, we offer Invisalign to help achieve a straight smile without braces.
Schedule Your Checkup Today
To book a cleaning, call Stubbs Family Dentistry in West Allis, WI today at 414.541.8250. We also serve patients in Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities.