Preventive Dentistry – Plano, TX
Protecting Your Smile with Examinations and Cleanings
Even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with your smile, you can’t afford to skip out on your biannual dental visits. We need to perform a checkup every six months to look for cavities and other dental problems that might be forming without you realizing. Dealing with small problems now will keep your smile safe for the future. If you call our dental office today, you can schedule your next appointment with Dr. Bonds for preventive dentistry in Plano, TX.
Why Choose River Bend Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Friendly Hygienists That Care About Patients
- Dentist Using the Latest Technology
- Oral Conscious Sedation for Anxious Patients
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
At your dental checkup, we’ll ask if you’ve noticed anything unusual in your mouth lately, and we’ll carefully examine your teeth and gums for any symptoms that you might have trouble noticing on your own. We also often take X-rays during checkups to capture information about the hard-to-see parts of your mouth. If any plaque or tartar is present, we’ll clean your mouth so that the bacteria doesn’t do any permanent harm to your teeth or gums.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Patients of any age can grind or clench their teeth at night. Whether it’s caused by stress, a misaligned jaw, or an injury, you want to stop it before your teeth become too worn down or injured. We can give you a mouthguard to separate the upper and lower rows of teeth so that when your jaws start to make clenching or grinding motions, the enamel is protected. Each nightguard is customized to fit comfortably and provide many years of protection.
Fluoride is an invaluable tool for protecting the teeth. Its properties help strengthen enamel and improve its ability to resist decay; for this reason, it’s an important ingredient in ADA-approved brands of toothpaste. At the end of your appointment, we may decide to give your smile extra protection by applying a coat of fluoride, which will be absorbed by the teeth. Fluoride treatments can easily fit into a regular preventive visit since they only take a few minutes and don’t cause any pain.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
You can save a lot of time and money by bringing your child to the same dental office you count on for checkups and cleanings. When your little one arrives for their first visit, we’ll help them get used to their surroundings and make sure that they’re comfortable while we take care of their teeth and gums. We’ll carefully monitor the way their mouths are developing, and we’ll let you know right away if you have reason to be concerned.
Children are more likely to develop cavities than adults because they haven’t gotten the hang of brushing and flossing yet. While we can’t completely eliminate the risk of tooth decay, we can reduce it significantly with the help of dental sealants, which are thin layers of plastic that seal the molars and premolars away from harmful bacteria and plaque. This helps keep your child’s most cavity-prone teeth safe during the years where they’re still developing oral hygiene skills.