April 17, 2018

At Smiles by Hanna, your smile is not only important to you, but it’s important to us. If you do not feel good about your teeth because they are unhealthy or look bad, then you are most likely not going to show that beautiful smile of yours. Dr. Hanna Mansoor is a top Gilbert dentist. She wants her Arizona patients to feel confident about their smile and have a healthy mouth. She explains why it’s important to visit your dentist twice a year.

How often should I see a dentist?

Unless you have very poor oral health, Dr. Hanna will recommend that her patients see her twice a year. During the semi-annual appointment, Dr. Hanna inspects your teeth for any sign of decay. The reason for this amount of time is that it usually can take cavities this amount of time to develop.  If she catches them before they get too severe, she can fill them, that way you will not have to worry about crowns, root canals, or worse. Taking preventive actions like brushing, flossing, and seeing Dr. Hanna will help you in the long run from experiencing any pain or discomfort. 

While at our Gilbert office for your checkup, you will receive a dental cleaning for your teeth. This cleaning is much more thorough than what you would be able to do at home on your own. Our hygienists can remove heavy stains and any hardened plaque that may have built up on your teeth and gum between visits.

Is It Really That Important?

It’s also important to have your gums regularly examined for any sign of gum disease. If plaque and tartar are left on your teeth, it can begin to cause a gum infection and destroy the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth.  If this is left untreated, it can cause the tooth to pull away from the gum line and lead to a breakdown of your gums and the bone that holds your teeth in place. This will lead to bone loss which will be followed by tooth loss. It can be a very painful process, but thankfully Dr. Hanna is trained to help repair the gums with her painless Waterlase treatment.

Dr. Hanna recommends that all of her adult patients undergo a thorough screening for any indications of oral cancer during their appointment. Dr. Hanna uses a state of the art device known as the Velscope. A handheld device that uses the natural tissues fluorescence to enhance the way she can see any oral mucosal abnormalities. Catching and treating oral cancer early, can save your mouth and your life.

Dr. Hanna Mansoor

This is why Dr. Hanna emphasizes the importance of seeing her twice a year for a checkup, it allows her to see how your oral health is doing and keep your mouth healthy. Seeing Dr. Hanna and our dedicated team will allow us to understand your smile and provide you with essential guidance, advice, and treatment if necessary.  If you have any questions about how to better understand your oral hygiene, give us a call at Smiles by Hanna. We cannot wait to see your smile and welcome you to our Gilbert office.