November 21, 2017
To avoid complex dental treatments, stay on top of your oral health by maintaining routine visits to your dentist! If it’s been six months or more since you saw a dentist for a professional dental cleaning and exam, call Dental Care Center of South Kansas City today at 816-399-5539 to book an appointment.
At our Kansas City, MO dentist office, we provide a broad selection of dental services so you won’t have to drive all over town to get yourself and your loved ones the quality dental care you need and deserve. We treat patients as young as three years old to general dentistry treatments.
If you are a new patient, you can take advantage of some discounted services from us, including:
- A thorough new patient exam with digital X-rays for just $39
- A full dental cleaning for only $79
We know it can be a major pain to fit in all the appointments you need to keep on top of your already busy work schedule. So you don’t have to use personal days to get the dental care you need, we offer some flexible hours at our Kansas City, MO dentist office. If you’re an early bird, you can see us as early as 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays. We also stay late until:
- 6:00 p.m. on Mondays
- 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
To learn a little about why routine visits to your dentist are so important, read on below.
Know The Importance Of Regular Dental Cleanings & Exams
If you don’t have any obvious dental problems, you may be wondering why you need to see a dentist. You may think to yourself, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. My teeth work fine and I don’t have any dental pain, so what’s the point?”
The trouble with that way of thinking is that it completely misunderstands the reasons you are supposed to visit your dentist regularly. Routine dental cleanings and exams are all about preventing problems from happening in the first place.
Of course, if we do find an issue, we will address it, but general dentistry services are all about maintaining your good oral health and beautiful smile.
Think of it like taking care of your car. You stay on top of routine maintenance. You throw a little money down every now and then to change the oil. You check the tire pressure regularly. You don’t just think about how well your car is running when the check engine light comes on – you do everything you can to try to avoid that light coming on in the first place.
Like car maintenance, you’ll save time and money in the long run if you pay attention to the health of your smile and keep up great oral hygiene habits.
When you see us for a thorough exam, we do everything we can to help you catch signs of oral health problems as early as possible. We will examine your gums and every tooth in your mouth. We have even invested in some state-of-the-art dental tools to help out, including:
- Digital X-rays that provide clear images in moments and produce a fraction of the radiation of traditional methods
- Cavity detector systems that allow us to see the beginnings of cavities and other issues that might otherwise go overlooked
Along with checking for signs of tooth decay and seeing if you are in need of a gum disease treatment, we will also clean your teeth more thoroughly than you ever could on your own. Because there are grooves in the surface of your teeth that are incredibly thin, we use special dental instruments to deep clean your whole mouth.
That said, it’s very important that you maintain great habits at home to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. As a reminder, here’s what you should do on your own to care for your smile:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and preferably after meals with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste
- Floss between all of your teeth at least once daily
- Use an ADA-approved mouthwash or rinse if recommended or desired
To make your visits as patient-friendly as possible, we provide a variety of comfort options, including:
- Soft blankets and pillows
- Aromatherapy hand and face towels
- TVs and headphones
We even offer dental sedation options for patients that get nervous at the dentist.