Preventive Dentistry – Katy, TX
Locally-Owned and Patient-Focused
Preventing dental disease starts with daily oral care at home, but ends with routine visits to a dentist for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Every time you visit, even for a basic cleaning or exam, you can expect friendly and personable care with a smile and comprehensive treatments that cater to your needs. Our multiple sedation options, customer service, and extensive expertise are sure to exceed your expectations! To get started with preventive dentistry in Katy, TX, give our dental office a call!
Why Choose The Dental People for Preventive Dentistry?
- Multiple Sedation Options Available
- Convenient Dental Office Hours – Open Six Days a Week
- Serving Patients of All Ages
Routine Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
No matter how good your at-home oral care is, you’re going to need to schedule biannual checkups and cleanings. These visits allow our dental office to catch the early signs of dental disease as well as remove stubborn plaque and tartar from areas of the mouth you find difficult to reach. During your cleaning, we’ll break down plaque, polish your teeth, then floss to remove plaque from the sides of teeth. Your exam may also include digital x-rays.
Gum Disease Therapy/Deep Cleanings
Gum disease affects millions of Americans every year, often without them realizing it. If we notice advanced gum disease is present, we will recommend periodontal therapy in order to prevent it from spreading. With the help of advanced technologies like our soft tissue laser, we can more precisely remove decayed tissue, provide a more comfortable treatment experience, and reduce healing time in between follow-up appointments. Periodontal therapy should be performed once every three to four months to monitor healing and make adjustments as needed.
Oral Cancer Screening
Our dental office is not only dedicated to helping patients maintain long-term oral health. It also means taking the steps to catch the early signs of oral cancer whenever possible. With the help of advanced solutions like the ViziLite Pro, we can easily catch the early signs and put you on the path to treatment before it causes harm. The powerful LEDs emit biofluorescent light that highlights abnormalities in oral tissue, including early signs of oral and oropharyngeal cancer.
Fluoride is one of the most important minerals you can incorporate into your diet when it comes to your oral health. This common mineral strengthens tooth enamel, prevents cavities from worsening, and adds additional protection from cavity-causing bacteria. After your cleaning is complete, one of our dentists will apply a fluoride application to your teeth to ensure that it achieves optimal protection. While treatment is most commonly used for children, adults who are more vulnerable to tooth decay can benefit as well.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Whether you’re a younger patient or a full-grown adult, bruxism can cause significant damage to your tooth enamel and jaw joints without effective treatment. Also known as chronic teeth grinding, bruxism typically develops as a result of stress or an uneven jaw. Grinding and clenching typically happen at night, which is why custom-made nightguards can make such a big difference in protecting your tooth enamel. These oral appliances are designed to not only protect teeth but reduce the stress applied to the jaw joints as a result of unconscious grinding and clenching.