At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, wants to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. From our youngest to our oldest patients, we strive to offer the latest in dental care technology. To keep your smiles bright and beautiful, you should always attend regular checkups and cleanings. In today’s blog, Dr. Truong explains the importance of a dental checkup.

How Often Should I See Dr. Truong?

The American Dental Association recommends that people receive a checkup once every six months. For some patients, Dr. Truong may suggest more frequent visits, depending on the state of their dental health.

What Happens at a Checkup?

During a checkup, Dr. Truong will perform a thorough oral examination. She will check for any warning signs of serious dental issue such as tooth decay or gum disease. Using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Truong can look for trouble spots in your teeth and gums that may not be visible to the naked eye.

Oral Cancer Screening

In the United States, over 42,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Nearly half of those diagnosed will succumb to the disease within five years, simply because in most cases oral cancer isn’t detected until the late stages. At your checkup, Dr. Truong will use state-of-the-art cancer screening technology to detect the disease in the early stages. Early detection greatly increases the chances of recovery.

Dental Cleaning

Dr. Truong and our talented dental hygienists also provide cleanings during each checkup. A dental cleaning helps remove layers of plaque and tartar buildup. In addition to brightening smiles, removing plaque also reduces the risk of gum disease, protecting and preserving your smile.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas Family Dentist

Remember, an important part of maintaining a beautiful smile involves regular checkups and cleanings from Dr. Truong! You should schedule a checkup with your Dallas family dentist once every six-months. Contact Dr. Truong, today by calling our Richardson office at 972-437-6000. Patients can also make an appointment with our West Dallas dentist office, near Cockrell Hill, Irving, and Grand Prairie at (214) 337-7800. We are proud to serve patients in the 75211 and 75080 zip codes, and surrounding neighborhoods.