Our focus at Texas Dentistry is delivering preventive care with a clear conscience in mind. We want to make sure that your family is able to maintain positive oral health for years to come, whether that means getting their basic checkups and cleanings performed, completing oral cancer screenings or finding a solution for untreated bruxism. Furthermore, our treatments are never one-size-fits-all and entirely designed to fit your precise needs. We’ll treat you the same way we would want to be treated during our own dental visit. That means you can expect care that is coupled with love, kindness and a level of care that stands above the competition. If you’re ready to get started, give our dental office a call to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Mesquite!
The dentists at Texas Dentistry recommend all patients to visit the dental office once every six months for a cleaning and checkup. These visits are as crucial to your long-term care as your at-home oral care. Brushing and flossing at home keeps your teeth and gums healthy in between visits, but professional exams and cleanings give us a chance to confirm that your oral health is in good shape. It also lets us remove plaque and tartar, the latter of which can only be removed by a dentist. By the end of your appointment, you’ll have a mouth that feels fresh and clean!
You may already be familiar with fluoride as it is found throughout our daily lives. This includes our drinking water, the foods we eat, and the oral care products that we use, such as toothpaste and mouthwash. We also use it in the dental office as part of your routine cleaning via a fluoride application. Not only does fluoride strengthen tooth enamel, but it will help prevent the future development of tooth decay. If you have young children, fluoride applications are critical for their early development, largely because they are at higher risk of developing decay overall.
If you wake up regularly with jaw pain or headaches, you may have undiagnosed bruxism and do not even realize it. By visiting our dental office, you can confirm if bruxism is the one causing your pain as well as potential enamel erosion. Also known as chronic teeth grinding, bruxism is characterized by grinding and clenching of the jaw, which can also lead to temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Texas Dentistry can create a custom-made nightguard that not only removes this chronic pain but protects your teeth from permanent damage, such as a cracked or chipped tooth.
Did you know that dentists can catch systemic problems that aren’t even related to your tooth enamel, including oral cancer? Oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with about 53,000 Americans being diagnosed every year. This is just another reason why routine appointments are so important, even if no risk factors are present. With routine comprehensive exams, you can reduce your risk and learn the best habits to maintain and avoid this potentially life-threatening disease.