One of the best things you can do for your dental health is be proactive. Preventing cavities and gum disease from developing is why you brush and floss every day, but unfortunately, even diligent home care isn’t enough to keep you fully protected. That’s where our team comes in. With just two preventive visits each year, we can keep you and your loved ones safe so that you can enjoy healthy smiles and spend as little time as possible in the dental chair. Is it time for your or your child’s next dental checkup? Contact us today to get scheduled for preventive dentistry in Colleyville, TX.
When you come in for your twice-a-year checkups and cleanings, we won’t just be looking for cavities. Dr. Allison or Dr. Halpert will take plenty of time to examine your teeth, gums, jawbone, and tongue so they can detect the earliest signs of a wide variety of dental issues. This allows them to intervene quickly if needed. Then, a comprehensive cleaning from one of our hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from those trouble spots in your mouth that you regularly miss while brushing and flossing (everybody has a few!).
Fluoride is everywhere if you look for it. You’ll find it added to most oral care products, tap water, and it’s even in the foods we eat. Patients of all ages can dramatically lower their risk for cavities by regularly being exposed to fluoride, and for those who could benefit from extra protection, we can provide a topical fluoride treatment as part of their regular cleanings. The process is fast, painless, and proven to strengthen the enamel and fight decay.
About 1 in 3 Americans will unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep at some point in their lives. For people who do this all the time, this can quickly wear down the teeth to the point of actually cracking, but thankfully, this doesn’t have to be inevitable. A custom-made nightguard fits comfortably over the teeth to prevent them from touching throughout the night, plus it removes excess pressure from the jaw joint, which can often stop chronic jaw pain/headaches.
Your next checkup could literally save your life. As part of our protocol, we always search for the early signs of oral cancer, as finding and treating the disease during its initial stages is the best way to guarantee a successful recovery. Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and roughly 25% do NOT engage in risky behaviors like tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption. To ensure you and your family stay safe, we’ll keep an eye out for this disease every time you come to see us.
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