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Dental check-up

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month – which means it’s a great time to remind you of the importance of gum health. You simply can’t have a healthy smile without healthy gums!

Gum disease isn’t only unpleasant, with its bad breath and bleeding gums, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Not only that, but it’s been linked to a number of serious health problems including heart disease and diabetes.

At 1st in Smiles, we’re serious about gum care. We’ll remove disease-causing bacteria with deep-cleaning treatments and also treat you with antibiotics if necessary. For more serious problems, you’ll be able to receive care from a periodontist. This gum care specialist offers more advanced treatment, including gum grafts if needed.

Many of our patients have enjoyed better gum health thanks to deep cleanings. When Eddie first visited us, he hadn’t been to the dentist for years. He was worried when we recommended a deep cleaning treatment but found it to be a comfortable process. “With Dr. Barfield, you come, you go, and you wonder if you actually went. It’s that kind of painless,” he says.

Like Eddie, Jim hadn’t received regular dental care – so his gums weren’t in good shape. Regular deep cleanings returned his gums to health. This is especially important, given his family history of heart problems. Noting the connection to overall health, he says, “When I realized how everything was connected, it really motivated me to take care of business.”

Whether it’s been six months or six years since you’ve seen a dentist, the 1st in Smiles team will never judge you or shame you. We’ll just help you get your gums – and your whole smile – healthy again! Call us today at 972-380-8105 for an appointment in Plano, TX.