At Parker Dentistry, Dr. Stephen Parker and Dr. Blake Parker provide excellent dental care for the whole family. It's important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning appointments twice a year to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Read about the main warning signs you need to see a dentist and come see us for an appointment in Hollywood, FL.
If you notice your gums are bleeding easily when you brush your teeth and floss, this is a sign of gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss so you should see a dentist as soon as you notice bleeding gums. You can also develop gum disease without ever having obvious symptoms, so it's best to be examined twice a year.
if you are having tooth pain, this could be a sign that you already have a significant amount of decay in a tooth. We see many patients who put off going to the dentist, scared of the pain that they associate with dental work, but a filling is a routine procedure and you are numb before the dentist starts working. Delaying dental treatment is troublesome because it often means you will need more involved and more expensive dental work when you do make an appointment. If you have tooth decay it will only get worse without treatment, so you're really saving yourself from more pain by seeing your dentist as soon as you notice a problem.
It's been six months
Even when you don't have tooth pain or other symptoms, keeping up with regular dental visits for cleanings and exams is essential for the health of your smile. Regular teeth cleanings keep plaque and tartar from building up on the teeth and prevent gum disease, so come see us twice a year for a teeth cleaning and exam!
Dr. Stephen Parker and Dr. Blake Parker are here to provide preventive care for the whole family. Contact Parker Dentistry for an appointment in Hollywood, FL, at (954) 983-5450.