Sure, we may call it “general.” But when you make Choice Dental Associates your go-to for dentistry in Garland, you can be sure there is nothing general about it. Just like all of our other dental care, general dentistry is carefully tailored to fit your – and your family’s – very specific and important needs. From your first visit and all through your time with us we promise to:
- Listen carefully
- Never talk down to you but explain so your whole family can understand
- Focus on health and wellbeing
- Make sure your smile stays both healthy and beautiful
- Keep you as relaxed and comfortable as possible
- Make dentistry both affordable and convenient
Long-lasting oral health and a restful and welcoming place to keep it that way. We think it is what our Garland friends deserve – every smile, every visit.
Healthy Mouth = Healthy Body
We have all heard that the eyes are the windows to your soul. But did you know that your mouth is the window to your overall health? It’s why your dentist in Garland takes every aspect of your care so seriously and why Choice Dental Associates recommends regular check-ups for everyone in your family. Even something as simple-seeming as having your teeth cleaned can help keep your body healthy.
That’s in part because while you are with us, we don’t just look at your teeth, we check every part of your mouth for periodontal disease, oral cancer, and other
indicators of whole-body health.
In addition, we check for the first signs of health problems. Why? Some of the earliest signs of cancer, immune disorders, hormone imbalances, and drug issues show up in your teeth, tongue, and gums, often long before you realize that there is anything wrong.
If you want to do a quick check for yourself right now, open your mouth and look in the mirror.
- Look at the color of your tongue – a pale tongue could indicate an iron deficiency.
- While your tongue is out, check for sores or spots.
- Then move on to your gums; are they puffy, red or do they bleed when you brush? You could have periodontal disease, a disease that has been definitively linked to heart attacks, strokes and other health issues.
- If they are paler than normal, and seems to pull away from the bone, it could be one of the first indicators of diabetes!
- Of course, don’t forget to look at your teeth. If they have suddenly changed color, look worn, or seem to be disintegrating, it could indicate anything from stress to gastric reflux!
Remember, checking your own mouth is good – but getting a professional opinion with all the training, tools, and technology is best.