Preventive Dentistry – Bedford, TX
What We Can Do to Deliver Optimal Smile Protection
Being proactive about your oral health can do more than help you avoid costly restorative treatments. It can ensure that you live each day with a healthy smile that works properly and keeps you from missing out on valuable personal and professional opportunities. At Meadow Park Family Dentistry, Dr. B can deliver optimal smile protection using an array of preventive dentistry services in Bedford that are designed to minimize tooth decay, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. Call us today if it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup and cleaning.
Why Choose Meadow Park Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Customized Occlusal Splints for TMJ Patients
- We Believe in Building Long-Lasting Relationships
- Patients of All Ages are Welcome
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
To minimize the potential for cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer, six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings are the most beneficial form of preventive care you can expect. Optimal oral hygiene at home is equally important, but having professionals examine your mouth using specialized imaging and instruments allows for a more thorough look. If anything is found, we can quickly address it before the situation worsens.
Oral Cancer Screening
To treat oral cancer successfully, it must be detected early on. This is why oral cancer screenings are so important. With more than 50,000 individuals diagnosed each year, your dentist can be an ally by identifying early signs of abnormalities that may be oral cancer. Through extraoral and intraoral evaluations, Dr. B will check for lesions, oral sores, and other discolored patches to determine if you need further testing by a local physician.
Sudden damage and poor oral hygiene can make it easy for bacteria to form and cause cavities to develop. But with fluoride treatment, we can easily apply this natural mineral to the surfaces of your teeth, coating the enamel so that the fluoride penetrates and delivers a barrier, or protection, in between appointments. Not only does it help to strengthen the enamel, but it combats any decay that might be present or tries to affect your teeth.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding is known for its common side effects such as frequent headaches, jaw pain, and even stiffness throughout the neck and shoulders. If left untreated, it can cause temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and worn tooth enamel. With a customized nightguard, though, we can craft a comfortable oral device that fits well within your mouth and keeps teeth from grinding and clenching against each other throughout the night.
Jaw inflammation and damage can make daily living much more difficult. Biting down, smiling, and even attempting to eat can be challenging. To provide a remedy that makes day-to-day life easier, we offer TMJ treatment in the form of equilibration/occlusal adjustments and customized occlusal splints. By undergoing treatment, you will discover greater jaw mobility – a component that will drastically improve your life by living free from pain and discomfort.