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- Charles G.

Your family dentist is the key to good oral health Longview

Family dentistry can by as varied and diverse as family dynamics. A family dentist can care for a variety of dental issues, ranging from preventive to restorative care. Drs. Frazer and Rea can even help their patients when they need oral surgery or are suffering from periodontal problems. This allows them to care for most of their patient’s dental needs in their office without having to refer them out to a specialist.

Although the different members of your family likely have different dental needs, one thing everyone needs is regular checkups and professional cleanings. This is what makes a family dentist convenient; everyone’s appointments can be scheduled for the same day, minimizing the trips to the dentist.

Patients often skip, or postpone, these appointments because they feel they do not need to see the dentist if they do not have a toothache. The truth is that maintaining your regularly scheduled visits, in conjunction with good oral hygiene, is the best way to prevent toothaches and other dental problems.

When you brush and floss your teeth, you are removing most of the plaque that has accumulated on and between the teeth, but even with the most diligent at home care, your teeth may still develop tartar, which can only be removed by a dental hygienist using special tools. Your dental hygienist is also able to clean your teeth below the gum line, something you cannot do during the course of daily oral hygiene. Keeping the teeth clean below the gum line is essential to preventing gum disease.

You will also receive a thorough dental exam and it is during this checkup that potential problems such as cavities can be discovered, long before they are causing toothaches. Other problems that can be detected include oral cancer and gum disease. Oral problems like cancer, gum disease, and cavities do not go away on their own; they will only get worse. Spending a little bit of time in the dentist’s chair receiving preventive care can save you, and your family, hours of time receiving restorative care later.

If it is time, or past time, for your family to receive their regular dental checkups, call Drs. Frazer and Rea’s office today at 903.753.3531. They are conveniently located at 4407 Manchaca Rd, Longview, TX.
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