Meredith G. Davis proudly offers the very best dental cleanings near Richardson, TX! Our ultimate goal is to give you a smile that you only think about when it’s time to show it off, and one of the main ways we do that is by providing essential preventive care.
We offer the following preventive care services at our Richardson dental office:
Even the best daily dental routines can use a bit of professional help twice a year. Hard to clean areas like behind your back molars, between your teeth, and just underneath your gumline tend to quickly accumulate plaque. Over time, this sticky biofilm hardens into a tough material called tartar that can’t be removed with regular brushing or flossing. Since tartar is brimming with bacteria, it puts you at a much higher risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Thankfully, your highly trained dental hygienist can carefully and gently remove built up plaque, tartar, and bacteria from every nook and cranny in your mouth. Afterwards, they’ll demonstrate the best way to floss between your teeth and go over any questions you may have about your at-home dental hygiene routine. Then, your teeth are given a quick polish to leave you with a gleaming, refreshed set of pearly whites!
Most oral health issues can develop without you noticing until they are quite painful and more difficult to treat. As a result, many patients feel “blindsided” when we inform them that they need a filling or gum disease treatment. Getting two dental checkups twice a year can help spot these problems in their earliest stages, long before they cause you any unnecessary damage or discomfort.
After your teeth are cleaned during your routine visit, Dr. Davis will use a combination of specialized tools, x-rays, and a keen eye to inspect every aspect of your mouth. She’ll investigate your enamel, gum health, jaw bite, tooth structure, and all your soft tissues for indications of damage, decay, or abnormalities. Then, she’ll go over the results with you and discuss the best way to continue caring for your smile.
This treatment is ideal for children who are still learning to take care of their teeth and adults who are prone to developing tooth decay. It involves your dentist applying a thin, clear layer of a composite resin to the teeth in order to shield them from bacteria and plaque. Normally, this only needs to be done to the back teeth because they are laden with rough surfaces and deep crevices
Nightguards For Bruxism
Do you wake up with a sore jaw every morning? If so, you might have bruxism, which is a condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth at night. Over time, this can put so much pressure on the teeth that they actually break! To prevent this, we can provide you with a special mouthpiece called a nightguard. You’ll only wear it to bed, and it’ll serve as a protective barrier between your teeth to prevent them from grinding together.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is very easy to treat in its early stages, but most diagnoses happen when it has already spread to other parts of the body and become very serious. To prevent you from ever going through this experience, Dr. Davis will always perform an oral cancer screening during your regular checkup. She’ll examine your mouth, neck, cheeks, and gums for any signs of the disease, and she’ll let you know what to do if she finds anything that causes concern.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Treatment
Mineral treatments have been used for decades to help battle tooth decay and cavities. It’s able to do this because once it is exposed to the teeth, it actually replenishes the minerals that give them their strength and durability. This is why you’ll often see it in toothpaste and public water sources. During your checkup, we’ll give you a quick and easy mineral treatment so your teeth will have just that much more protection between appointments.
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