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How often do you go see your general care physician for a physical? It’s recommended that you go once a year, but most of us only bother with a doctor’s visit when we’re really sick. It’s too expensive – and time-consuming – otherwise.

So why would you want to bother with regular dental checkups? Wouldn’t the same issues apply? Well, not necessarily. Dr. Hattaway has been in the dental business for a while and has seen the huge impact regular checkups make on oral health. The rest of the team here at Indian Creek Dental in Carrollton, Texas can’t wait to help you on your way to great oral health.

So take a look at why we recommend regular checkups.

Cleanings
As great as your at-home cleaning routine can be, there’s a level of depth to a cleaning in our offices that you just can’t reach at home. From scaling and planing, to X-rays for cavities and ensuring your gums are healthy, there are so many aspects of an in-office cleaning that you need to make sure you’re keeping great oral health habits.

Monitoring problems
If you have some spots in your mouth where a cavity might form, or where you end up with more plaque buildup, then Dr. Hattaway can watch those areas and monitor for problems. This helps you stay ahead of the game, and gives the meaning to the phrase, preventative maintenance.

You’ll also be able to make sure that any other serious problems are taken care of – like gum disease screenings. In short, there are just too many things you can’t do at home to thoroughly clean your teeth. That’s why we want to see you every six months.

If you need to schedule your next checkup, call us today at 972-836-8653.