The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive care is the key to healthy teeth and gums. Your Spring, TX dentist, Dr. Michael Morris, offers his patients comprehensive treatment plans which improve oral health and keep problems at bay. Look great, and enjoy vibrant oral health for life.

Keeping great teeth and gums

They stay healthy when you consistently care for them. From the time that first baby tooth comes in through the senior years, preventive dental services are so important.

What's your mouth's worst enemy? Surprisingly enough, it's bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This tiny microbe hides in plaque and tartar the residues which cling to your teeth and hide under the gums. Fortunately, though, you can eliminate these biofilms with consistent brushing and flossing at home and a healthy diet as well.

To support your good home habits, your dentist does semi-annual check-ups and professional cleanings (teeth scaling to remove tartar and plaque) right in his Spring, TX, office. X-rays are taken as needed, and each exam checks for:

  • Gum disease (signs include bleeding, puffiness, tender gums and more)
  • Tooth decay
  • Condition of fillings, crowns, veneers and other restorations
  • Proper dental alignment and bite
  • Oral cancer (included in the adult exam)

Yes, an oral cancer assessment completes preventive care. This problem is potentially deadly. However, found and treated early, it can be cured, says the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Other dental services

Dr. Morris also offers:

  • Patient education on all your oral health needs (ask about the proper way to floss)
  • Panoramic X-rays to check interdental spaces and back teeth for decay
  • Periodontal disease screening
  • A comfortable, friendly environment with bright treatment rooms
  • Complete care plans which advise you on needed restorations (such as fillings or gum disease treatment) and cosmetic treatments (such as professional whitening, crowns and more)

Keep your wonderful smile

Have it for life when you and Dr. Michael Morris take proper care of your teeth and gums. If it's time for your semi-annual visit to his Spring, TX office, please call us to reserve a convenient appointment: (281) 379-6939.

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