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As you age, the nerves in your teeth shrink, causing your teeth to lose sensitivity to cavities and other dental problems. As a result, tooth decay can develop to an advanced stage before you notice anything is wrong. Routine dental exams can reveal tooth decay that would otherwise have reached an advanced and invasive stage.


Early detection is the key to protecting your smile and enjoying lifelong oral health. Teeth become weaker with age and are more susceptible to tooth decay and disease, which means dental problems can occur more rapidly. If left untreated, these problems will worsen and result in harmful conditions such as tooth and gum loss. A dental exam significantly increases the chances of detecting these issues before they become advanced.


During a routine dental exam, Dr. Juan Echeverri and our team perform a thorough analysis of your smile, including taking careful and high-quality dental X-rays that reveal any dental problems developing behind the scenes of your smile, such as below the tooth enamel or around the tooth roots. Due to our advanced dental technology, we can detect tooth decay in its earliest stage and begin creating a customized treatment plan right away.


We encourage you to visit Echeverri Dental Center at least once every six months, or as recommended by our professional dental team, to keep your smile in excellent health. Call 713-956-8767 today to schedule your dental exam with us in Houston, Texas, with our friendly dentist.