Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Dental Cleanings in Temple

How often should you visit a dentist for a checkup? The American Dental Association recommends two yearly checkups. During your visit our team of dental professionals will assess your oral health for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even old dental work that we might need to replace.

Our team can decrease your potential for more advanced dental problems through regular checkups and our approach to “Lifetime Care”. Any small problem, if left untreated, can become more severe over time and lead to serious consequences for your oral health. A small cavity, for instance, can go on to destroy an entire tooth and spread to nearby teeth that are otherwise healthy. In a similar way, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss for adults in the U.S., while oral cancer claims approximately one life every hour. If diagnosed and treated early, patients can enjoy better health and wellbeing.

In order to begin a lifetime of care for your oral heath, children should visit a dentist by their first birthday for a well-baby checkup. We offer a “happy visit” to our tiniest of patients and encourage regular visits to build a great foundation of oral care.

If you are due for a regular dental checkup, be sure to call us now to schedule your appointment!