Happy New Year! Yes, 2015 is right around the corner. A new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. Why not get 2015 off on the right foot with a visit to the dentist? Dr. Joseph R. Loftus is the dentist Dallas, TX, turns to for preventive dentistry that guards against oral health problems in order to build and maintain happy smiles for your entire family.
As a general and family dentist, Dr. Loftus focuses on prevention. The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is no truer than with preventive dentistry. With this in mind, and in keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Loftus and his team would like to see you at least every six months for dental checkups. At these regular intervals, we are able to track your oral health and monitor for any changes.
At a checkup, we will clean your teeth, examine your soft tissue for any signs of gum disease, remove plaque and take x-rays when necessary. Of course, if we find any problems, then Dr. Loftus will treat with expediency. For example, in the case of a cavity, a filling is necessary in order to prevent the advance of decay, which can lead to infection, root canal or even the loss of a tooth. Likewise, gum disease may need to be treated with a deep cleaning, root scaling and planing, or the use of antibiotics.
Don’t Forget the Kids!
Children need checkups with the dentist just as often as moms and dads. They will have the same type of checkup, but Dr. Loftus may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants for the little ones. Fluoride strengthens enamel, and sealants create a barrier between decay-causing bacteria and their teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To get your New Year off to a good and healthy start, call the office of Dr. Joe Loftus in Dallas, TX, today. We also serve patients from communities throughout North Dallas and the surrounding areas, including Addison, Irving, Plano, Frisco, Richardson and more.