Preventive Family Dentistry – Flower Mound, TX
The Foundation for
Every Healthy Smile
When you visit the dentist, your goal is healthy teeth and gums. Regular trips to the dentist can help reduce your risk of serious dental damage down the road – left unattended, your oral health can suffer, causing cavities, gum disease, root canal infections, and even tooth loss! That’s why we recommend you come to see us every four to six months for general family dentistry that includes a thorough exam, dental hygiene cleaning, and oral cancer screening. The best way to handle problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place!
You may wonder why you need a professional dental cleaning every six months, especially if you’re thorough about brushing, flossing, and eating a well-balanced diet. Even if you practice exemplary oral health habits, there are probably spots you miss – and over time, the buildup of plaque and tartar in these problem spots can lead to big trouble. General family dentistry that includes regular dental cleanings allows us to keep your mouth free from the cavity-causing agents you might miss.
Why Choose Flower Mound Family Dentistry for Preventive Dental Care?
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Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Twice a year checkups and cleanings give our team the chance to not only remove plaque and tartar from the hard to reach areas of your mouth, but also catch potential problems as early as possible. By coming to see us on a regular basis, we can help a patient take care of any cavities or damage before it causes a serious problem, leading to a healthier smile as well as smaller dental care costs!
Nightguards for Bruxism
Up to 1 in 3 Americans suffers from bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding while sleeping. This can wear down the enamel, strain the jaw, and even lead to broken teeth! Thankfully, we can help patients rest easy with a custom nightguard. This is a small oral appliance worn to bed that places a comfortable but firm barrier between the rows of teeth so they can’t come together, stopping any grinding before it starts.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Early detection is the key to beating oral cancer, a disease that over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with each year. During your checkups, we’ll spend a few minutes looking for any lesions or growths that could be a sign of this disease, and if we find something, we’ll help you get a biopsy and diagnosis right away. This way, if treatment is needed, it can be started immediately, giving you the best possible chance of a full recovery.
Fluoride is a fantastically helpful mineral when it comes to your oral health. Found in many foods, oral care products, and even your tap water, it’s been shown to strengthen the enamel and even repair areas of minor decay. That’s why we use a highly concentrated fluoride paste to coat our patients’ teeth, giving them a quick and powerful boost of cavity protection that will last all the way until their next cleaning.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a very common oral infection that can cause redness, swelling, and minor bleeding in the soft tissues of the mouth. Left alone, it can even lead to tooth loss! The team at Flower Mound Family Dentistry can use scaling and root planing (a special type of dental cleaning) to remove harmful bacteria from below the gum line, and for more advanced cases, we can even bring a periodontal specialist to our office so a patient can get what they need right here at their home practice.