Preventive Dentistry – Buda, TX
Stopping Problems Before They Even Start
While our dentistry team is able to fix just about any dental problem you can imagine, we’d much prefer to help our dentistry patients avoid oral health concerns in the first place. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on preventive dentistry in our Buda, TX dental office. With just two dental checkups and teeth cleanings each year, we ensure you and your loved ones enjoy bright smiles and optimal oral health year-round.
Why Choose Buda Dental Professionals for Preventive Dentistry?
- Team That Forms Personal Relationships with Patients
- Detailed, Comprehensive Treatment Plans
- Dental Office with Comfortable, Fun Atmosphere
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums, cavities and gum disease can start to form without you even realizing it. During a dental checkup, we can look for dental problems in their earliest stages so that they can be treated before they become major threats to your oral health. If we find any plaque or tartar, we’ll remove them to protect your teeth from further damage. At the end of your visit, we’ll explain our findings and let you know if any follow-up treatments are needed.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease starts off mild, but it needs to be treated quickly if you don’t want it to lead to tooth loss. A regular dental cleaning and improved oral hygiene at home can sometimes help reverse earlier stages of gum disease. For more advanced cases, we may need to perform a process called Periodontal Therapy; this is where we remove bacteria that are hiding underneath your gums while also smoothing out the tooth roots to make reinfection less likely.
Oral Cancer Screening
When we’re examining your mouth, we’ll keep an eye out for any tissue abnormalities that could be a sign of oral cancer. Being diagnosed while it’s still in its earliest stages dramatically improves your chances of survival, so don’t forget to keep up with your biannual dental appointments so that we can check for any problems in your mouth.
Younger patients sometimes have trouble keeping their molars and premolars clean. We can help such patients protect their smiles with dental sealants, which are thin layers of plastic that seal off the chewing surface of the tooth. A dental sealant can significantly reduce the risk of decay by keeping bacteria away from the hard-to-clean pits and crevices of the back teeth. The protection offered by a dental sealant can last for several years at a time.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a fairly common condition that causes you to grind your teeth involuntarily. You may not even realize that it’s happening since it often occurs while you sleep, but over time it could lead to damaged teeth and other serious consequences for your oral health. We recommend you get a nightguard as soon as possible to make sure your smile stays safe while you’re sleeping. While over-the-counter nightguards are available, the ones we offer can be personalized to fit perfectly and will last much longer.