Why is your oral health so important? Teeth and gums that are free of dental disease create comfortable and beautiful smiles, and can also provide a strong foundation for overall wellness. Patients who routinely visit our Kingwood dentist office help protect their bodies from serious illnesses and complications associated with disease, as well gain confidence with a smile that makes a great first impression.
Recent studies have confirmed what Dr. Mosby has known for some time—that a healthy mouth equals a healthy body. Gum disease and cavities are infections that occur inside the mouth. If left untreated, the bacteria associated with these problems can enter the bloodstream and attack the heart, brain, and other vital organs. By maintaining routine general dentistry visits at our Kingwood dentist office, Dr. Mosby can keep dental disease in check and reduce your risk for more serious health problems.
We want our patients to keep their teeth healthy throughout life. Proactive maintenance is far more enjoyable, less costly, and more comfortable than disease treatment, so Dr. Mosby encourages regular, preventive dental care for patients of all ages at our dental office. With bi-annual exams and proper oral home care, your entire family will secure and maintain beautiful, vibrant smiles.
Your checkup will include digital X-rays, a periodontal evaluation, a bite assessment, and an oral cancer screening. Each year, an estimated 30,000 American adults receive an oral cancer diagnosis, and of those, 7500 don't survive more than five years. Because Dr. Mosby may notice suspicious tissue changes before you do, we regularly perform oral cancer screenings on our patients.
Many people have deep grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can cause damage. Because children are still learning good brushing habits, they may develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. Adults with fissures and grooves that are hard to clean also have trouble brushing effectively. To protect teeth, Dr. Mosby often suggests dental sealants from our dental office.
Made of a thin, plastic coating that Dr. Mosby or one or our hygienists paints onto the teeth, dental sealants create a physical barrier against small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria. This prevents tooth surface decay, commonly known as cavities, and reduces the need for restorative dentistry measures such as fillings and crowns. With proper care, your children's dental sealants can last up to ten years.
Don't jeopardize your oral health. Contact our Kingwood office to schedule appointments for you and your family members. We serve patients from across the Houston area, including Spring, Crosby, Atascocita, and Humble.