At Pickett Family Dental, we firmly believe in the mantra, “Prevention is better than cure.” Regular dental cleanings and exams are not just routine procedures; they are integral investments in your overall oral health. Preventive dental care is the unsung hero in maintaining not just oral health but overall well-being. That’s why we are dedicated to educating and treating our patients with a focus on prevention because we understand that a healthy smile is foundational to a healthy life. Let’s dive into the numerous benefits of this proactive approach to dental care.

The Pillars of Preventive Care

Visiting us every six months or more frequently if necessary, is key to maintaining optimal oral health. Dr. Pickett, DDS, FAGD is an advocate for this proactive approach as the most effective way to keep your teeth and gums in top shape. It’s a common misconception to visit the dentist only when in pain. Regular check-ups can prevent, detect, or treat oral problems before they escalate into significant issues, saving you from unnecessary discomfort and invasive treatments.

Nipping Dental Problems in the Bud

Early Detection is Key: Routine dental check-ups allow us to catch potential issues early on, often leading to simpler, less invasive treatments.

Combat Plaque and Tartar: Even the most diligent at-home oral care routine can miss spots. Regular cleanings are crucial for removing stubborn plaque and tartar, warding off tooth decay and gum disease.

Guard Against Gum Disease: Gum health is vital for overall health. Regular cleanings and check-ups help prevent gum disease, which, if untreated, can have serious implications for your general health.

What Happens During Dental Cleanings?

Our dental cleaning sessions are thorough yet efficient, taking just about 60 minutes. Even with diligent at-home care, tartar can accumulate. Our skilled hygienists utilize advanced tools to meticulously remove tartar and plaque. After cleaning, we polish and floss your teeth, leaving your smile not just healthy, but radiant.

the benefits of regular preventative dental care

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Regular exams allow us to catch potential dental issues early. At Pickett Family Dental, we stay at the forefront of dental technology. Our advanced diagnostic tools aid in early detection and effective treatment, ensuring you get the best preventive care. We use digital X-rays for an in-depth analysis, ensuring nothing goes unnoticed. These exams are critical for staying in control of your dental health and include oral cancer screenings, an essential part of our preventive care regimen.

Long-Term Health Benefits of Preventive Care

Oral Health Reflects General Health: There’s a significant link between your oral health and overall health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Keeping your mouth healthy helps keep your body healthy.

Educational Aspect: During each visit, our team provides valuable advice on maintaining optimal oral hygiene, tailoring it to your unique dental needs.

A Holistic Approach: We believe in treating our patients holistically, understanding that oral health is deeply intertwined with physical and mental well-being.

Choosing Pickett Family Dental for Your Preventive Care

Our team’s expertise, commitment to excellence, and compassionate approach make us a trusted choice for families in the Keller, TX and even broader DFW area. Maintaining regular preventive dental care is a wise investment in your overall health. Regular check-ups and cleanings at Pickett Family Dental can help maintain your smile and well-being for years to come.

To schedule your next appointment or to learn more about our services, call us at (817) 431-5514. We’re here to be your partners in achieving and maintaining excellent oral health.