Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Sunnyvale, TX

Two Each Year Keeps The Cavities Away

Young woman with healthy smile

When it comes to dental care, Dr. George T. Philip is all about prevention. By focusing on stopping dental problems before they even develop, he can help his patients preserve more of their natural teeth and save them the time and expense of having to go through more involved dental work. Two of the most important services that help him accomplish this are checkups and cleanings. With just one preventive appointment every six months, he can help you and your entire family enjoy problem-free smiles for many years to come.

What is a Dental Checkup?

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A “checkup” is basically a more casual name for an oral exam. Dr. Philip simply takes a close look at a patient’s teeth, gums, bite, jaw, and existing dental work to see if he can spot any problems. If he does, he will explain what he’s found to a patient and go over multiple options to correct it. The benefit of getting a checkup regularly is it enables Dr. Philip to catch and treat small dental issues before they can become more major later on.

Why Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?

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This is a question many of our patients ask. Why do they need us to clean their teeth if they already brush and floss every day?

While brushing and flossing are essential, the truth of the matter is that there are many areas of the teeth that patients simply can’t clean at home. Over time, they accumulate plaque that can turn into cavities. A dental cleaning is able to target these trouble spots and break up minor surface stains, which helps the teeth maintain their white shine.

Has it been more than six months since you or your child has been to the dentist? If so, be sure to contact us for an appointment today so Dr. Philip and our team can start protecting your long-term smile and oral health.

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