Preventive Dentistry - Carrollton, TX
Helps Smiles Stay Healthy
The best way to avoid dental damage and decay is to avoid it in the first place, and our team at Beverly Dental Center would be happy to assist you with this lifelong goal. We offer several services that are prevention-based, including comprehensive checkups, revitalizing cleanings, protective nightguards, and more that will help keep your teeth and gums safer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in Carrollton, TX if you’re interested in scheduling a first appointment – we’d love to welcome you in!
Checkups & Cleanings
Every patient, young and old, should be attending a dental checkup and cleaning twice each calendar year. Why? Because concerns can develop in subtle, harmful ways that may be missed by untrained eyes for too long. By visiting Dr. Lee and Dr. Oh at regular intervals, they will be able to perform in-depth examination of the teeth, gums, and other oral structures, identifying and treating damage as soon as it appears for better outcomes. Professional cleanings will also rid the mouth of decay-causing plaque and tartar, keeping smiles stronger and healthier.
Dental sealants are tough, plastic coatings that can be directly applied to the chewing surfaces of certain teeth. They work as a barrier, preventing food particles from gathering in deep pits and grooves and causing cavities. This is especially useful for children, who may struggle to brush and floss these hard-to-reach areas of the mouth properly with little arms. Dental sealants have a painless and fast application process, and they can last for up to a decade.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (more commonly referred to as habitual teeth grinding) occurs across all age ranges and for a variety of different reasons, from daily stress to a misaligned bite. A majority of patients will only experience it while sleeping, which may leave them unaware as to why they’re experiencing jaw pain, worn-down tooth surfaces, and other concerning symptoms. If our dentists discover indications of bruxism, we will recommend a custom-made nightguard for optimal smile protection. This durable device can be worn comfortably during rest, preventing the rows of teeth from meeting in harmful ways.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Many patients don’t realize that the dentist’s office can provide a strong first line of defense against the threat of oral cancer. Dr. Lee and Dr. Oh will perform a dedicated screening during checkups, scanning the oral tissue for abnormalities that may indicate cancerous cells, such as lumps, crusts, suspicious sores, discoloration, and more. If we discover anything concerning, a biopsy will be recommended for a solid diagnosis. The earlier oral cancer is found, the better chances are of a safe and successful recovery.
Fluoride can be found in so many aspects of regular life, from the water that comes out of your kitchen tap to the toothpastes and mouthwashes we all use every day. This natural mineral has been demonstrated through countless studies to have clear positive benefits for a person’s oral health, supporting the remineralization process and helping tooth enamel become stronger, especially while the smile is still developing. That is why our dentists recommend regular fluoride treatment for children and adults in some circumstances. This process only takes a few minutes and can be included in regular checkups and cleanings for convenience’s sake.
When you’re experiencing a severe dental injury and/or pain, fast relief is clearly the first priority. At Beverly Dental Center, we will make time in our schedule for emergency appointments as soon as possible, providing patients with the dedicated care and compassionate approach they need most in these frightening times. Please contact us today if you have broken a tooth, knocked out a tooth, are experiencing a bad toothache, or something similar.
It’s never too early for children to start developing a positive relationship with the dentist’s office! Dr. Oh is a highly experienced general practitioner who has a special talent for helping young patients feel calm and comfortable throughout treatment. Our office has several services that benefit growing smiles, including dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and more.