We hope to see our patients a couple times each year for dental cleanings and exams. Along with daily brushing and flossing, routine dental exams are a big part of your oral health.
But that’s only part of what we can do for you.
As part of our general dentistry at Texas Dental Group, we offer many other services for our patients. We are happy to provide them during your regular visits to our dentist office in Spring, TX.
➡ 1. CariFree and DIAGNOdent cavity detectors
Research and technology can help us find cavities in the earliest possible stages.
If tooth decay is changing the appearance of your teeth, that’s something we will often see with their eyes.
But what if your decay is just starting to develop? That’s something that may not be clear on the day you visit our office.
That’s also when CariFree and DIAGNOdent systems help us help you. These tools give us another way to detect cavities. They go beyond what the human eye can see.
DIAGNOdent measure the fluorescence of your teeth. We can use it to detect cavities before they would be noticeable on X-rays. By finding the cavities early, your treatment is less invasive and more effective.
➡ 2. Dental sealants
Parents often get dental sealants for their children as an added protection against cavities. We want you to know that adults can get sealants, too.
Dental sealants are like security guards for your molars. These are the large, flat teeth in the back of your mouth. You use these teeth to chew and grind your food. That also means food has more contact with your molars than your other teeth. And that makes your molars more likely to develop cavities.
Dental sealants act as a barrier between the chewing surface of your teeth and the bacteria that cause tooth decay. If bacteria want to attack your molars, they may have to go through your sealants first.
➡ 3. Fluoride treatments and varnish
Fluoride is valuable in the fight against cavities. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth stronger. It also can be used to repair minor damage.
Tooth decay is the result of bacteria eating away at your teeth. This is called demineralization. Fluoride is a mineral. When it’s applied to your teeth, it helps rebuild the parts that are damaged. This is called remineralization.
The fluoride in your toothpaste can help with this process on a day-to-day basis. A fluoride treatment is like bringing in reinforcements to protect your smile.
➡ 4. Nutritional counseling
Brushing and flossing your teeth are essential for your oral health. The food and drink you put in your mouth is just as important.
If you or your family are having frequent oral health issues, we can answer questions about how different foods affect your oral health. Some foods are better for your teeth than others. We can help explain the benefits and risk of different kinds of foods.
➡ 5. Oral cancer screenings
This is a more serious issue. Finding cavities and gum disease is important. Finding oral cancer can be critical. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that early detection greatly improves oral cancer treatment.
We don’t want anyone to have oral cancer. Nevertheless, we would rather find it early. We know how important this can be.
With that in mind, we want to take a quick moment to mention tobacco. This is the cause of a majority of oral cancer cases in the United States. Avoiding tobacco or quitting it will reduce your risk of developing oral cancer.
What Can We Do For You?
Your oral health and your overall health are connected. If one is bad, it affects the other.
This is why we want to do more than just clean your teeth when you visit Texas Dental Group. We will look for problems. If we find any, we will discuss what you can do and how we can help.
We also are here to answer any questions you may have about dental care. We want you to have the information you need to keep your mouth and your family’s mouths as healthy as they can be.
Call 832-791-1706 or contact us online today to schedule your next or your first appointment with us.