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Why Having Current Dental Records Is Vital to Good Oral Health

Posted on 1/20/2018 by Dr. Justin Lai
Dental Records Edge Dental TX 77079Most likely you have been going to the dentist for as long as you can remember. You've been reminded to brush your teeth on more than one occasion. As a kid your parents remind you to brush when you get up and before you go to bed. Keeping up on regular office visits for cleanings and exams.

You've lost all your baby teeth and all your adult teeth have replaced them. You may have even been lucky enough to get braces to help with the placement of your teeth for that perfect smile. There really is more to it than that. Keeping your dental records current is huge for your overall oral health and here's why.

Why it's Important to Keep Dental Records Current

We have a responsibility to provide you with the best care possible when it comes to your oral health. It can be anything from cleaning your teeth to filling a cavity, or a procedure that can prevent further issues. It is our job to keep you happy, healthy, and looking fantastic. We are here to provide you with any information you need to keep you on the right track. We remind you to stay on top of regular office visits to stay on the same page with you.

Keeping an up to date and accurate file on hand is in the best interest for you as well as our office. Your records should consist of all your personal information. Date of birth, age, gender, allergies, all of your past appointments, any procedures, any time you have called with questions or concerns, insurance information, and anything you have gone over with your dentist. There should be notes of successful work and not so successful work done. Not to scare you off, but things can happen. A filling can fall out, or your dentures can need to be adjusted more than you'd like.

Our main concern is to make sure that your oral health as well as your overall health needs are met. We want to make sure you keep your adult teeth as long as possible. To provide the best care possible. It is our job to keep you healthy, and that all starts with your oral health. An infection in your mouth can quickly spread to other areas and make you feel not so great.

It can even make you gain weight. It may seem like we can be nagging at times with how often we tell you how good oral hygiene practices everyday are so important, but we really do want to see you at your best. We can tell you if you're brushing too hard, show you how to floss properly, what kinds of foods or drinks to stay away from, and we can diagnose sleep apnea.

All of your information is confidential at our office and is used for your best interest. Please make sure to keep us up to date on any new changes you may have. Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns regarding your records or treatment at any time. That's what it's there for. Maybe you can't remember the last time you were in and you want to schedule your next visit. Whatever the case may be, have no fear, we are here for you. We look forward to seeing you and your beautiful smile. Call us or stop in today.

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From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.

Edge Dental is equipped with digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3-dimensional cone beam imaging to gain the best possible information about patient dental health. This enables Dr. Lai to view teeth, gum tissue and surrounding bone structures in high resolution from all angles. Based on findings, treatment plans are designed to optimize oral health with minimally invasive procedures.

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