If your teeth are healthy and bright, you can happily show off your smile. If you have problems with wear and tear, if you have accumulated teeth stains that dulled your enamel, or if your teeth look less healthy, you can become understandably self-conscious about the way you look. At our West Allis, WI dentist’s office, we are prepared to provide a variety of services that help patients maintain confidence in the condition and appearance of their teeth. One important service we provide is preventive care. Simply put, your routine dental exams and cleanings provide an important early line of defense against oral health problems. When you combine these visits with good daily behaviors, you are less likely to experience problems that require restorative dental work, or issues that generally make you less happy with your appearance.

How Often Should You See Your Dentist?

Patients should plan to see their dentist for routine dental care on a semiannual basis unless they are told to do something different. When you maintain this schedule, you make sure that you have regular protection against tartar buildup and other problems, that active oral health issues are caught and treated, and that you can discuss any concerns you have about your smile or well-being. Falling out of your routine makes you more likely to experience problems, even advanced problems that might make more involved treatment necessary.

Going In For A Routine Dental Evaluation

At a regular dental checkup, your teeth will be cleaned and closely evaluated to see if you have any issues with your oral or periodontal health. A review can lead to positive feedback when you do not have any cavities or gum disease concerns that affect your smile. However, it is possible that your dentist will identify a problem and recommend treatment. Remember that without the appointment, a problem can form and worsen because you are not aware something is wrong. By the time you do learn about an issue, it can be severe enough to require more advanced services. For example, a severe cavity can cause a tooth’s health to suffer so much that your dentist can only recommend extracting the tooth and replacing it with a prosthetic restoration.

Reviewing Treatments To Improve Your Smile

For smaller cavities, dental fillings are effective at restoring the condition of your enamel and stopping decay from worsening. For more severe problems with decay, dental crowns can be recommended. Remember that our practice provides cosmetic dental services in addition to restorative treatment. In other words, you can bring more than just oral health concerns to us – we can also help you improve your appearance if you want whiter teeth, or if you want to change the shape or size of teeth that look unattractive.

Schedule A General Dental Visit With Your West Allis, WI Dentist

At our dentist’s office in West Allis, WI, patients can schedule general dental appointments so that they receive important feedback about their oral health! To make your appointment, or to learn more about our practice, please call Stubbs Family Dentistry at 414-541-8250.