How Can Preventive Dentistry Benefit You?

How Can Preventive Dentistry Benefit You?

When it comes to achieving and maintaining optimal oral health, Katy Smiles Center believes that preventive dentistry is an essential tool. Unlike many other Katy dental practices, we strive to prevent dental complications, resulting in fewer visits, treatments, and costs for our patients. Wondering how exactly our preventive dentistry treatment options can benefit you and your overall oral health?

Routine Dental Exams & Cleanings

Although at home dental care is an essential part of optimal oral health, most patients miss certain areas in their mouth while cleaning. During a routine dental checkup, we can evaluate your entire oral health to ensure you have no risk signs of decay, infection and/or disease. We can also thoroughly clean every area of your mouth, making sure no debris, bacteria, plaque or tartar is left.

Dental Sealants

Did you know that most people’s teeth aren’t completely smooth? If you look at the chewing surfaces of your teeth, you’ll notice depressions, grooves, and pits all over your teeth. Unfortunately, these are the perfect areas for debris, bacteria, and plaque to get trapped, increasing your risk for decay and disease. With dental sealants, we create a protective barrier, reducing your risk for decay, disease while making it easier to clean the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are a great preventive dentistry treatment option which can help reduce your risk of dental decay and cavities and even reverse early signs of decay. The entire process is extremely quick and comfortable and takes only minutes, leaving your teeth protected for years to come.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know the earlier oral cancer is detected, the more likely you are to survive? Our oral cancer screenings are a simple, quick and comfortable way to make sure you have no risk signs of oral cancer. In the event anything suspicious is found, we will refer you for further evaluation.

Custom Mouthguards

Did you know over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year? Resulting in over $500,000,00 being spent to replace these teeth. With a custom mouthguard, you can increase your oral protection, reducing your risk of a traumatic dental injury. Our mouthguards are designed to fit properly and comfortably, making them a much better choice than the store-bought alternatives.

Pediatric Dentistry

We believe that it is important to start prevention from an early age, in fact, we recommend your child sees us once their first tooth has erupted. Our pediatric dentistry services allow us to monitor your child’s oral health and provide any treatments necessary before any dental complications become a bigger problem.