Airport Dental Care
Brian LaBombard, DMD
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Austin, TX
Preventive dental care keeps your mouth and the structures within it healthy and strong for as long as possible. If you live in the greater Austin, Texas, area and are looking for a dentist who provides high quality preventive dental care, call and schedule an appointment at Airport Dental Care with Dr. Brian LaBombard and his staff at your earliest convenience.
Preventive Dentistry Q & A
How often should you have your teeth professionally cleaned?
We recommend having your teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis (in most cases, twice a year). By having an exam, potential problems can be identified and minor issues corrected before they cause you any pain or discomfort.
Having your teeth cleaned prevents plaque from building up along the gum line and helps reduce your risk of gum disease or tooth loss. Dr. LaBombard can provide you with tips on how to properly care for your teeth and identify areas where you may need to improve.
It's important to make sure your children start seeing a dentist at an early age to eliminate any fear they may have about visiting the dentist or having their teeth cleaned.
Why are extraoral and intraoral photos used?
Dr. LaBombard uses extraoral and intraoral photos to show how your mouth looks both before and after certain procedures.
Extraoral photos show changes to the external portions of the face. Procedures that correct abnormalities within the mouth also have an impact on the external appearance of the face.
Intraoral photos show the interior of your mouth and help identify potential problems(cracks, small cavities)ed that can be fixed through the use of certain procedures. These photos are also taken before and after procedures so that Dr. LaBombard can show you the difference between the structure of your mouth before and after the procedure.
Are digital X-rays required at every yearly exam?
With a thorough examination, we can identify many potential problems by the examining the surface appearance of your teeth and the soft tissues without requiring an X-ray.
If we notice any abnormalities, such as a dark spot or a possible cavity, Dr. LaBombard may request a set of additional digital X-rays to ensure that the tooth’s interior isn’t damaged. Digital X-rays provide an accurate view of the interior of the tooth and allow us to identify even the smallest cavity.