Pasadena, Texas Dentist:
Haven’t Been to the Dentist for Several Years?
Life is busy and chaotic. Everyone has a long list of priorities and responsibilities to take care of. Sometimes things can get in the way of your regular dental hygiene routine, checkups and cleanings. You might just realize one day that you haven’t been to our Pasadena Dental Office in years! That’s why we want to tell our patients about the gentle dental care we provide and why regular visits are so important.
The most important thing to remember is that your dental health is in your hands. You see yourself every day. So good dental care starts with you by using an electric toothbrush and flossing. Almost all routine dental visits are done every six months. The six month interval is chosen because that is about the time it takes bacteria to form calculus on your teeth. Once calculus forms nothing you can do at your house is gong to get the the calculus off. You have to see your wonderful hygienist for a professional teeth cleaning.
Waiting years between cleanings and delaying treatment can have major effects on your dental health.
Dental Hygiene, Tooth Decay, and Gum Disease
Dr. Nugent encourages Pasadena and Deer Park patients to stay on top of their personal dental hygiene. Flossing and brushing three times a day will remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. This is beneficial because it is the plaque and bacteria that cause tooth decay, and gum disease. However, it is still vital to come in for you dental cleaning and check up. The absence of pain is NOT an indicator of your dental health. Tooth decay does not hurt until the bacteria have eaten away so much of the tooth that the the nerve inside the tooth dies. Furthermore, gum disease (periodontal disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss in patients over 30 years old. Gum disease does not hurt until it is too late. Thus, it is vital to your dental health to maintain your routine dental care. The hygienists and Dr. Nugent examine the gum tissue and teeth and can identify problems early. Small problems are easy and less expensive fixes.
Even though kids lose their first set of teeth, dental problems that occur early in life can have lasting effects on their entire mouth. Set your children up for future dental successes by stressing proper dental hygiene. Secure your child’s smile for life. No parents wants their children to have disease and be in pain. Cavities are NOT supposed to be a part of growing up.
Senior Citizen Dentistry:
Seniors have unique dental struggles. Seniors can protect themselves from the cost of dental treatments ( implants, bridges, and dentures) with a good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to Dr. Nugent.
Come visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-8261. See why Dr. Nugent have been voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times. You and your family deserve the best in dental care. We are a no guilt and no lecture office. It does not matter if you have not been to the dentist in years. Come see us today to get your oral health back.