Many patients wonder why it’s necessary to come in for cleanings more than once a year. We understand the confusion and have a few things to share with you to help you understand just why that second visit each year can save you time, money and potential pain.

At the most basic level, it’s important to come in at least twice a year for cleanings because build-up happens quickly even if you have an amazing oral hygiene routine at home. There are simply areas of the mouth that are incredibly hard to reach and some are just downright impossible without specialized dental tools. We also screen for oral cancer, decay, gum disease and many other issues that may be starting to form so we can catch them early enough to minimize the amount of intervention needed to treat any possible problems.


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Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year.

53,000

Cure rate on oral cancer with early detection

90%

Most common age range for first oral cancer detection

50-74 years of age


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.