Preventive Dentistry – Grand Prairie, TX
If you want to enjoy excellent oral health for years to come, it’s of the utmost importance to practice consistent and proper oral hygiene, which should include brushing and flossing at least two times a day. Additionally, you’ll need to receive preventive care semi-annually, but why? Because dental checkups and cleanings at 360 Family & Implant Dentistry serve as the ultimate safeguards against poor oral health. By simply visiting our office every six months for a cleaning and examination, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing how effective your efforts have been, and what you’ll need to do going forward to make improvements.
You can never go wrong by being proactive about your dental health. Even if you’re following the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommendation of brushing and flossing twice daily, there is still a chance of a dental cavity developing. Instead of waiting until you experience signs of a problem, proactively visiting your preventive dentist in Grand Prairie every six months will allow you to catch any issues early. This translates into cost-savings down the road, the maintenance of an attractive smile, and strong and healthy teeth and gums.
Oral Cancer Screenings
If untreated, oral cancer can be fatal. Thankfully, with early detection and proper care, the condition can be effectively treated. To provide our patients with the assurance they need, we offer oral cancer screenings with regular checkups. Therefore, if we discover any abnormalities, we can take the next steps for diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.
When it comes to cavities, the earlier they are detected, the better it is. That’s because, unaddressed, they will continue to bore deeper into the enamel until they penetrate to the sensitive dentin to cause greater damage. Thus, the sooner cavities can be identified and filled, the less damage your teeth will incur. Furthermore, this approach allows for the preservation of more of the tooth’s structure. Even better, you no longer have to settle for chunky, metal fillings that draw unwanted attention to your mouth. We offer tooth-colored fillings that are safer, more secure and aesthetically-pleasing.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) could be described as the hinges that open and close your jaw. Thus, they play a key role in allowing you to chew food, speak and even yawn when you’re sleepy. In some cases, the joint can become inflamed or strained, which can result in it malfunctioning and strong pain sensations. With the use of the latest dental technology and advanced techniques, we’re able to address TMJ disorder (TMD) and help you experience comfortable and normal jaw function.
Many people unknowingly grind their teeth in stressful situations or while they sleep. While this may not seem like a big deal, the reality is that it can have some lasting and undesirable effects. Known as bruxism, if untreated, this condition can lead to the premature wear of the enamel (the hard-outer layer of the teeth) and TMD.
If you awake to jaw soreness or you’ve noticed weakened or cracked teeth, then bruxism may be the culprit. To eliminate any guessing, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a visit with Dr. Nguyen. She can diagnose the problem, and custom design and craft a nightguard in-office using our state-of-the-art 3-D printing system. That means you can look forward to saving time and money.
Preventive dentistry in Grand Prairie is an integral part of your dental health. To receive the effective and convenient care you need, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a visit!
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