When it comes down to keeping your smile healthy for years to come, it starts with keeping up with your routine oral care, both at home and at our dental office. The fact of the matter is dental health is a lifelong commitment, and it’s just another reason why getting professional exams and cleanings every six months is so important. Dr. Denison and her team are more than prepared to make completing your routine care simple and straightforward, so give us a call and we’ll help you get started with preventive dentistry in Tyler, TX!
One of the most important forms of preventive care you can complete is routine exams and cleanings. During your regular examination, we can confirm that your at-home oral care is protecting your teeth and gum tissue as well as catch problems before they turn into expensive restorative or emergency issues. Our dedicated cleanings work to remove plaque, but also tartar, a calcified substance that can’t be removed with brushing and flossing at home. In the end, you lower your risk for dental disease and reduce healthcare costs later with consistent preventive care.
Once your child’s teeth begin to erupt, they can become exposed to harmful cavity-causing bacteria. At Kinsey Drive Family Dental, Dr. Denison and her team work hard to protect your child’s smile as it goes through its many stages of development. At their first visit, you can expect us to focus more on helping them get comfortable being at the dental office as well as answering your most important questions. From there, we can slowly introduce them to basic preventive care, including exams and cleanings.
Oral cancer is diagnosed in roughly 54,000 people every year. The key to avoiding the worst-case scenario from this life-threatening disease is by catching it early, and Dr. Denison is in a unique position to do so. Through a comprehensive visual screening and palpitation process, she can check for lumps and bumps in the mouth or neck, oral sores that have not healed, and red or white patches of tissue, all of which are early signs of cancer development.
You may already know that fluoride is important for your oral health, but did you know the dentist offers stronger fluoride treatments designed to protect your smile in between dental visits? During your routine cleanings, we often provide fluoride therapy (especially to younger patients) to ensure the enamel stays strong and remains protected well until your next routine appointment. It only takes a few minutes to apply and offers much higher concentrations of fluoride compared to what you’ll find in your over-the-counter oral care products.
Do you suffer from a chronic teeth grinding and clenching habit? If so, there’s a likely chance that you aren’t even aware of it until a dentist tells you! During exams, Dr. Denison pays close attention to the shape and condition of your teeth to confirm if these habits are occurring. If she believes you are suffering from these habits (also known as bruxism), she can create a custom nightguard that protects your teeth, fits comfortably, and lasts for many, many years.