Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dental care begins at home with regular brushing and flossing, followed by twice-yearly visits to our trained dentist near you. Preventive dentistry at Main Dentistry can reduce the risks of complications and preserve your oral and overall health.

IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

We use advanced dental technology and experience to offer safe, quality-based dental care services to patients of all ages. Important preventive dentistry procedures in The Colony, TX include the following:

DENTAL EXAMS – Dr. Basawaraj (Dr. B) begins with a visual assessment of your teeth, gums, jaw, bite, face, and neck. Our dentist checks for cavities, signs of decay or malocclusion, chipped or cracked teeth. We will also check for damage to existing prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or veneers.

DIAGNOSTIC X-RAYS – Dental x-rays are associated with low radiation levels. They are useful diagnostic tools that highlight hidden problems like cysts, tumors, abscesses, decay, impacted teeth, and cavities located below the gum line.

CLEANINGS – We perform dental cleanings to eliminate cavity-causing plaque and tartar between your teeth and near the gum line. Our hygienist or dentist in The Colony, TX, will polish your teeth and floss to remove trapped debris. Patients leave our dental office with refreshed breath and a brighter smile.

SEALANTS – Back teeth surfaces tend to be pitted and grooved and often become habitats for oral bacteria. Dental sealants are applied to rear teeth like premolars and molars, and the gel hardens to form a hard, protective layer around the chewing surface.

FLUORIDE TREATMENT – Dr. Basawaraj (Dr. B) applies fluoride varnish to every tooth in a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be completed in just a few minutes. Fluoride strengthens and re-mineralizes tooth enamel.

IN-HOME PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE

The following in-home tips are effective in keeping tooth decay away:

  • Brushing twice a day helps clean the teeth and stimulate the gums
  • Flossing before bedtime removes cavity-causing debris and trapped particles from between the teeth
  • Regular use of mouthwash can cleanse hard-to-reach areas and reduce acid levels in the oral cavity.

Please call Main Dentistry to book an appointment with our dental specialist today.

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