Preventive Dentistry – Denton, TX
Stop Tooth Decay in its Tracks
While the team here at Prime Dentistry of Denton is capable of fixing every kind of dental problem you can imagine, we’d much rather help our patients avoid the hassle of having to get a decayed or broken tooth repaired in the first place! That’s why we place much of our attention on preventive care. With just two quick appointments each year, we can give you and your family the kind of beautiful, problem-free smiles you’ll love to show off again and again.
Why Choose Prime Dentistry of Denton for Preventive Dentistry?
- Affordable, fast, & proven to lower the risk of cavities
- Stops small problems from becoming more costly ones later
- Typically 100% covered by insurance
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
In order to get to know our patients’ dental needs as best we can, every preventive appointment begins with a thorough oral exam, known as a checkup. During this, Dr. Ahir or Dr. Shekhadiya will look at your teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures for any signs of decay or damage. If they find anything, they’ll recommend the appropriate treatments to take care of it right away.
Afterward, one of our hygienists will expertly remove any and all plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums, protecting a patient from cavities while also helping their smile maintain its pristine white color!
Oral Cancer Screening
The earliest signs of oral cancer can be very easy to miss, which is why our dentists perform a complete oral cancer screening during every regular checkup. This allows them to find potentially cancerous tissues as early as possible so a patient can get a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible, which are key to overcoming oral cancer. The screening itself only takes a few minutes, but it can literally be the thing that saves your life.
At Prime Dentistry of Denton, we go out of our way to make sure Denton’s littlest citizens always have a good time at the dentist, leading to stress-free appointments. We’ll go out of our way to ensure that your child is comfortable from check-in to checkout while providing a number of kid-friendly treatments, each one designed to prevent dental damage while encouraging proper oral development.
Did you know that the back teeth are the most likely to develop cavities? Their rough and pitted surfaces make them the perfect traps for plaque and bacteria, and they can be quite difficult to thoroughly clean while brushing as well (especially for young children!). With a dental sealant, we can literally place a thin, invisible barrier over a tooth in order to protect it from a wide variety of cavity-causing factors that doesn’t affect its natural appearance. It only takes minutes to apply and can last for many years.
Fluoride has been added to toothpaste and public water sources for decades, all because regular exposure to this mineral has been shown to drastically lower a person’s risk for developing cavities over time. To make sure our patients stay cavity-free between appointments, we’re happy to provide a topical fluoride treatment at every regular checkup. It only takes a few minutes, and it’s one of the best ways to keep smiles of all ages healthy year round.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding during sleep, otherwise known as bruxism, is an extremely common response to daily stress, and it’s one that can easily wear down and even break the teeth if left untreated. To help patients rest a little easier, we can provide them with a nightguard, which is a custom-made mouthpiece that places a barrier between the teeth to prevent any harmful grinding during sleep.
Every year, we see dozens of patients with dental injuries due to sports-related accidents, including cracked, broken, and even knocked out teeth! If you regularly participate in sports or have a child who does, you can easily avoid this kind of dental-downfall with a custom-made sports mouthguard from Prime Dentistry of Denton. Unlike generic mouthguards, ours are specially-designed to fit over a patient’s specific teeth, allowing for easy breathing and speaking while providing unmatched protection from unexpected impacts.