At Texas Dentistry, not only do we provide dental services that help all members of your family maintain oral health, but we also do so with a conscience. Whether you need a checkup, cleaning, oral cancer screening, or evaluation for bruxism, we cater our preventive care to your unique needs. From start to finish, we treat you and your family with love, kindness, and care that is distinguished from other dental office—basically, we treat you the way we would want to be treated. Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Terrell today! We’re confident that you’ll notice the difference right away.
To keep your smile strong in the long term, our team at Texas Dentistry recommends that you come to our dental office twice every year for a cleaning and checkup. Although oral care at home is absolutely critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, these routine checkups are also necessary. These exams allow us to comprehensively evaluate the current state of your oral health and discern the quality of your at-home care. In addition, we’ll also remove built-up plaque and tartar, which can only be removed by dental professionals, that we find in hard-to-reach areas.
As a common mineral found in our drinking water, the foods we eat, and our oral care products like toothpaste and mouth wash, fluoride not only strengthens tooth enamel but also protects your teeth from developing future cavities. To finish your routine cleaning, we can apply a fluoride treatment for added reinforcement. This is especially helpful for children because they are generally more susceptible to tooth decay than other groups.
Until a dentist tells them, many people don’t even realize that they grind or clench their teeth during sleep, a condition called bruxism. If you frequently wake up with jaw pain or headaches, don’t ignore these symptoms. Chronic teeth grinding and clenching can easily lead to excessive wear to your teeth’s enamel and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder if left untreated. Our team can provide a custom-made nightguard that will not just remove this chronic pain but also protect your tooth enamel from eroding, chipping and cracking, and causing a dental emergency.
Did you know that your dentist can help identify serious systemic issues, such as oral cancer? You may not think about it often, but oral cancer is the sixth most common type and is newly diagnosed in about 53,000 people per year. By attending your semiannual checkup appointment, you help ensure that—if you have this disease—it is caught early in development when it is much easier to treat and overcome.