At R. Ben Alexander, DDS, we provide dental cleaning and examinations to patients throughout Mckinney, TX. We believe that preventative care is essential for good oral health. The best to maintain good oral health is to brush twice a day for two minutes each time, floss once per day, and visit R. Ben Alexander, DDS as recommended, usually every six months. Call our office or schedule your visit online to learn how you can stay healthy year round.

Adult Dental Cleaning and Examinations

We recommend that adults throughout Mckinney, Texas receive dental cleaning and examinations at least twice a year. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are. As people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. The older teeth get, the more the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get teeth cleaning.

Sensitive Teeth

At R. Ben Alexander, DDS, we practice gentle dentistry and provide dental cleaning and examinations for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist due to concern that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with Dr. Alexander, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. For more sensitive teeth, we offer a variety of sedation methods so that you do not have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, Dr. Alexander can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that you can remain comfortable.

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Preventing Emergencies with Regular Dental Cleaning and Examinations

Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations can help prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort. However, if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth, the dental pulp can become infected and a root canal will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by regularly scheduling dental cleaning and examinations twice a year with Dr. Alexander. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured. By staying in good health, you can prevent teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident.

Education

During the teeth cleaning and examination, we will also discuss ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At R. Ben Alexander, DDS, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You will also benefit from flossing daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.

Your diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables, and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Alexander call our office or schedule online, today!

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