Why Should I Go to the Dentist?
Going to the dentist should be a part of maintaining your overall health and wellness. A dentist not only helps to keep your teeth and gums in good shape but can also screen for — and help you prevent — system diseases and conditions. A dentist can also diagnose and treat issues before they become more significant problems. Plus, going to a dentist is the best way to maintain a healthy and bright smile that you can show off to the world.
How Often Should I Go?
We recommend visiting our office every six months. Making routine dental exams with Dr. Crosby a part of your annual wellness plan is a great way to maintain optimal dental health.
Should I Only Go to the Dentist With a Problem?
Absolutely not! Part of what makes regular dental visits so important is the preventive nature of the visit. While Dr. Crosby will certainly work to maintain your healthy smile by cleaning the teeth and around the gum lines, he will also screen for any potential issues before they become future problems. Dental care is all about preventive measures to help keep your smile in good shape.
All too often, people only visit the dentist when they have a noticeable problem or are experiencing pain. Visiting the dentist every six months can help you and the doctor spot any potential problems early. By stopping problems before they worsen, you can stay comfortable and pain-free, and treat conditions more successfully.
What Are the Signs of a Dental Condition?
Sometimes, a sign of a dental problem may not be overly apparent, so it is important to recognize early symptoms of possible issues.
Some common indicators of a lingering dental issue can include:
- Chronic or severe pain in the teeth, gums, or jaw
- Inflamed or swollen gums
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Chronic bad breath
- Chronic headaches
- Bumps or lumps in the mouth or along the gums
What Services Do You Offer?
At Crosby Dentistry, we offer a range of services to make taking care of your teeth simple and comfortable. We are happy to give you easy, economical solutions for your dental care, from routine dental exams, cosmetic dental treatments, and preventive care.
In addition, we offer:
- Restorative dentistry
- Sedation dentistry
- TMJ treatment
- Dental crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening
- Full and partial dentures
Is the Dentist Scary?
So many people struggle with fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. Know that you are not alone, and this common fear is shared around the world.
Dental treatment has evolved so much in recent years, and it is now easier than ever to enjoy your visit to the dentist. The team at Crosby Dentistry understands and empathizes with fearful patients, which is why we offer several solutions to ease your mind and keep you comfortable. From gentle and professional team members to options for sedation dentistry, we will work together to find a solution to keep you calm and relaxed.
What Will Happen During an Exam?
During your exam, you can expect a professional treatment that will keep you comfortable. A member of our hygienist team will work to clean your teeth gently. Your teeth will then be inspected and polished for a bright white smile. Next, you’ll meet with Dr. Crosby, who will take a closer look at your mouth’s muscles and soft tissues. He will examine your teeth and gums and make further recommendations for your treatment or ongoing care. Last, we will send you home with some new dental swag like toothpaste and a toothbrush to help you keep a solid dental routine between visits.
Crosby Dentistry wants you to feel heard and cared for. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the information you need to keep your smile shining bright.