In short, yes! Brushing and flossing at home is essential to maintaining oral hygiene, but it is only half the battle. At our Lubbock dentist office, we have tools specially designed to get between your teeth and below the gum line, and to clean off any plaque or tartar that may have built up on your teeth. Plus, coming in regularly helps us stay ahead of small issues before they become big issues.
When you brush your teeth, the bristles can irritate your gums. Gum tissue is sensitive and if you are using a hard toothbrush or brushing too aggressively you can scratch and irritate them. Our suggestion is to switch to an electric toothbrush because you can get an excellent clean without having to apply a lot of pressure. This should provide your gums with needed relief. Bleeding gums can also be an indication that you are in need of cleaning and we recommend you make an appointment with our hygienist to properly assess the problem. Janna would be happy to check you out and answer all your questions!
Of course! If you’re in need of an emergency dentist because of a severe toothache, a lost filling – or worse, give Streetman Family Dental a call. We’ll do our best to fit you in the day you call so that you don’t have to wait around in pain.
When you call or text our office to schedule an appointment we will email or text you the forms to complete prior to you appointment. This will help us to minimize your wait time on the day of your appointment! If we request more information you can text it directly to our office number. If you prefer to fill out the forms and bring them with you to your appointment you can download them here.
Have any questions or concerns? Call us, text us or send us a message and we will do our best to answer you as soon as possible!
6001 Spur 327, Suite A, Lubbock, Texas 79424, United States
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday/Friday: 8AM - 12PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed