Preventive Dentistry

preventive dentistryThe Woodlands and Houston, TX

When dental problems arise, general dentistry services and cosmetic options can help correct them, but the goal of preventive dentistry is to stop dental problems before they become serious, chronic or systemic and require more serious treatments. With great preventive dentistry combined with good at-home oral hygiene, you can maximize your chances for excellent dental health and keep your natural teeth for your lifetime.

To schedule a preventive dentistry appointment with an experienced dentist in the Woodlands, TX, please call Woodlands Premier Dentistry at (281) 367-5559 today.

Preventive Dentistry Procedures

There are a wide range of dental techniques and treatments that are used in preventive dentistry. Much of preventive dentistry relies on treatments that have proven success over many years, but recent technological advances are offering improved treatments as well.

Common preventive dentistry procedures Dr. Young offers include:

  • Routine dental cleanings and examinations – This is truly the foundation to great preventive care, along with a solid home oral hygiene habit. Keeping your teeth and gums free of harmful bacteria, dental plaque and calculus (tartar) is the essence of preventive dentistry.
  • Oral cancer screenings – Successful treatment for oral cancer relies on early detection. At Woodlands Premier Dentistry, oral cancer screenings are part of every routine examination.
  • Dental sealants – Dental enamel often does not form perfectly, and many people have rough areas or grooves that can harbor bacteria. Dental sealants are invisible plastic coatings that are applied to smooth the surface of the teeth so bacteria can’t get a foothold. Tooth bonding can protect the teeth, as well as fix minor breaks and chips and improve aesthetic appearance.
  • Flouride treaments – This mineral helps form the enamel layer of the teeth. With regular applications, the fluoride is integrated into the enamel, making it stronger and more resistant to decay. Flouride is far more effective when applied directly to the teeth.

The best way to determine how often your smile requires preventive dentistry treatments is to maintain a regular bi-annual schedule of appointments with your dentist.

To find out more about how preventive dentistry services can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry online or by calling (281) 367-5559 today to schedule an appointment with our experienced Woodlands, TX dentist.