Everyone in your family needs general and preventive care, so Dr. King is happy to see the adults and children in your family. In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, we’d like to see you and your family members for regular dental checkups every six months for preventive dentistry in Fort Worth, TX. This way, we can monitor your dental health closely and react quickly if there is a problem. At these checkups we’ll clean your teeth and remove any plaque buildup; we’ll examine your teeth for signs of decay and your gums for signs of periodontal disease (even with children); and when necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to find any hidden spots of decay or infection below the gum line.
Although your routine checkup and cleaning can seem unimportant at first glance, it plays a critical role in keeping your smile healthy for years to come. Without regular visits with Dr. King, plaque can accumulate on your teeth and cause all sorts of trouble: cavities, gum disease, and other infections. Even if you already have an oral problem, Dr. King can find and treat it as soon as possible with the most conservative dental treatment available.
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Believe it or not, oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States, and it doesn’t just affect those who smoke or drink alcohol. Unfortunately, when it is discovered later in development, oral cancer has a high mortality rate, but early diagnosis and treatment drastically increase the odds of survival. At every checkup, we take a few minutes to quickly scan your mouth for potentially cancerous cells. Our Velscope device identifies spots that may need to be tested for a faster diagnosis and more effective treatment.
Do you struggle with morning headaches or jaw pain? You could have a condition called bruxism, which means that you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep. Stopping this habit on your own can be extremely difficult, but Dr. King can provide you with a specialized mouthguard that keeps your upper and lower teeth from touching. It can also allow your jaw muscles to relax, alleviating your symptoms and protecting your smile for the long term.
As part of your visit, we’ll also talk to you about caring for your smile in between visits. Brushing and flossing are your best defense against poor oral health, but they’re not the only tools at your disposal. An antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash will give your smile extra protection. Eating a more nutritious diet will also help you safeguard your health and lead to better overall well-being, as well.
At Summer Creek Dentistry, everyone is welcome to take advantage of our outstanding services, even the youngest member of your family. As a mother of young twins, Dr. King knows how to give children a productive, positive experience in the dental chair and help them learn healthy oral habits that last a lifetime. We also treat teenagers, adults, and aging senior citizens and have the ability to meet their diverse needs all in one location.
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Are you ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. King? Call our Fort Worth dental office today. In addition to providing general dentistry care, we also offer many of today's most popular cosmetic and restorative services to help you have a beautiful, confident smile. We’re proud to serve patients from Fort Worth, Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Benbrook, Crowley, Burleson, and all surrounding cities.