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Back to School Dental Checkups in West Monroe

September 6, 2013

Fall is approaching, the weather is starting to cool down and your kids are heading back to school. What better time than now to come in for you or your child’s regular dental checkup? At Dr. King Scott’s dental office, we recommend that you visit us twice a year for your regular dental checkup.

Our dental checkups consist of three parts: a soft tissue and oral cancer exam, thorough inspection of each tooth, and a comprehensive periodontal exam. Together, this helps to ensure a healthy smile. While regular brushing and flossing is an important part of smile care, it’s not enough to ensure a healthy smile. Smile care is important no matter how old you are. Once your child is four or five years old, they should have regular dental checkups.

Back to school can often be a hectic time, so make sure to schedule an appointment today for you or your child. Making the time for this appointment now will help ensure a healthy smile for years to come. Dental checkups are an important part of preventative dentistry and can help to catch small problems before they cause major damage to your smile.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Oral Cancer Awareness

March 26, 2013

Oral cancer is a serious health concern, and at Dr. King Scott’s dental office we want our patients to be informed and prepared. It kills more people nationwide than either cervical cancer or melanoma. The best thing you can do is to visit us regularly and educate yourself on the warning signs.

Signs of oral cancer include the following:

  • Flat, painless, red or white spots or sores
  • Change in color of oral tissues
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness in the mouth or lips
  • A lumpy, thick, rough, crusty spot or small, eroded area

If you see any of these symptoms, you should call our office right away. It is important to come see us every six months for your regular checkup, as we will check for signs of oral cancer. If you notice anything unusual it is important to call us, because the sooner oral cancer is detected, the greater the chance it can be treated.

Your risk of developing oral cancer is increased if you’re a smoker, drink frequently and often, are in the sun a lot, bite your cheek or lip habitually, or have poorly fitting dentures. Twenty five percent of oral cancer cases are found in people who do not have any of these risk factors, so just because you don’t fit the profile doesn’t mean that you have no risk of developing this.

Oral cancer is a serious health concern. It is important to be informed and visit us regularly to ensure the continued health of your gums and teeth. For more information, visit The Oral Cancer Foundation.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Dental Checkups for the New Year

January 16, 2013

Start the New Year off right with a dental checkup appointment at Dr. King Scott’s office. Make a commitment to your dental health this year and come see us every six months for healthy teeth!

You may be asking yourself why you need to keep coming back if you’re brushing twice a day and rinsing with Listerine after you brush and your teeth seem fine. A dental checkup is crucial because there are many things that could be going on with your teeth that you cannot see or remove yourself. Plaque and bacteria and calculus can build up on your teeth, and can only be removed by our dental team.

We are also checking you for signs of oral cancer, periodontal disease or other dental health concerns. If left unchecked, these can cause a threat to your overall general health and certainly your total dental health. Since there may not be a lot of symptoms, it is essential that you come see us regularly. With regular care and examinations, these issues can be detected and treated appropriately, helping you have a healthy, terrific smile.

Your old restorative dental work maybe wearing out and may be in need of replacement because of wear or decay. We will ensure the health of your teeth by doing a comprehensive tooth by tooth exam for cavities, decayed fillings and broken down filling along with and other dental concerns.

A dental checkup is an important tool to help ensure the best health of your teeth. Come in a minimum of two times a year to keep your smile shining bright!

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office is dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!