Preventive Dentistry – Fort Worth, TX
Stopping Common Oral Problems in Their Tracks
The key to a healthy smile is routine preventive dental care, like bi-annual checkups and cleanings. Without regular maintenance, you could find yourself taking a trip to an emergency dentist due to something as small as an untreated cavity that developed into a painful tooth infection. As long as you visit your dentist for preventive dentistry in Fort Worth, TX every six months, our team will be able to address these issues before they cause serious damage to your smile and wallet.
Why Choose Hulen Crossing Family Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Two Highly Experienced Dentists
- We Proudly Accept Dental Insurance
- Happy to Treat Children, Teens, & Adults
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist once every six months, or twice a year, for a checkup and cleaning. During these appointments, our team’s goal is to diagnose and treat any early signs of common issues like cavities, helping you maintain good oral health throughout your life. To do this, we’ll take necessary X-rays and Dr. Buck will examine the teeth and gums in search of any issues. Finally, before you leave, one of our experienced dental hygienists will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, leaving your smile feeling refreshed.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or dry mouth? Does your jaw regularly click and pop throughout the day? These are a couple of the most common signs of bruxism, or the nightly grinding and clenching of your teeth. To avoid a trip to the emergency dentist due to a broken or worn-down tooth, it’s a good idea to protect your smile with a customized acrylic nightguard. Just put it in before you go to sleep, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your teeth are protected.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that’s found in certain fresh fruits and vegetables. Many people are familiar with it because it’s also added to their town’s drinking water to help prevent cavities. Fluoride has the ability to strengthen the outermost layer of teeth, called the enamel, which protects the more vulnerable layers underneath from the threat of harmful acids in the mouth. If we notice that you may not be getting enough fluoride, we can supplement it by applying a fluoridated varnish to your teeth. It’s quick, easy, and can be done at the end of your checkup and cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a deadly disease that’s most difficult to treat once it has had the chance to spread to surrounding areas in the body. To prevent this from happening, our team conducts routine screenings at each of your checkups. Dr. Buck will thoroughly examine your lips, oral tissues, and throat in search of any abnormalities, like rough red and white patches. If we spot anything that we feel needs additional examining, we’ll refer you out to a specialist.
Toothpastes & Mouthwashes
Do you feel overwhelmed whenever you stroll down the oral hygiene aisle because you don’t know what type of toothpaste and mouthwash to choose? We’ll help you narrow down your options by recommending what we use here at the dental office! We use Colgate Optic toothpaste and rinse if you don’t have sensitivity, and for those with sensitivity, we can prescribe Fluoridex toothpaste and rinse to make brushing more comfortable.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Our dental office is happy to treat school-aged children as well as adults! For growing smiles to develop into healthy adult ones, routine dental visits are crucial. Our team will spend time with your child and develop a positive relationship with them so they don’t mind coming back every six months. We’ll also help educate them on how to take care of their teeth by properly brushing and flossing. We offer several kid-friendly cavity prevention treatments as well!