Preventive Dentistry – Arlington, TX
How We Stop Problems Before They Happen
Dr. Ravi Doctor likes to take a proactive approach when it comes to dental care. Rather than just reacting to problems and fixing them as they occur, he works to prevent them from popping up in the first place, saving our patients the time and stress of having to deal with cavities and gum disease. Below, you’ll find multiple services that are all designed to save you from future headaches, and they’ll also help you save on your dental care in the long-run as well! To schedule you or your child’s next visit for preventive dentistry in Arlington, contact us today.
Why Choose Ravi Doctor, DDS for Preventive Dentistry?
- Ready to Serve the Entire Family
- Voted as One of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer’s Research Council
- More Than 30 Years of Experience
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
If you want a healthy smile that never develops any problems, there are two things you definitely need to do: brush and floss every day and get a professional checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. At these routine appointments, Dr. Doctor will perform an exam that will enable him to find and treat any decay or damage as early as possible, plus one of our hygienists will use special tools to remove harmful tartar deposits from your mouth that you aren’t able to tackle at home.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Regularly visiting a dentist is not only essential for your oral health, but it can help you protect your overall health as well. Dr. Doctor performs thorough oral cancer screenings at every checkup, keeping an eye out for suspicious sores, growths, or discolored patches of tissue you might easily miss. Early detection and treatment are vital to beating this disease, and by coming to see him regularly, he can make sure it never affects you or a loved one.
Nightguards for Bruxism
When you wake up in the morning, does your jaw or head always hurt? Do your teeth look worn down, flat, or even brittle? These are all signs that point to nighttime teeth grinding, otherwise known as bruxism. About 1 in 3 people suffer from this problem, which can lead to broken teeth and a strained jaw if left alone. To help patients rest easy, Dr. Doctor can prescribe them a nightguard to wear to bed, which will place a plastic barrier between the teeth so they’re unable to press together during sleep.
A stable lattice structure of the tooth’s enamel can lose the integrity of the lattice structure, becoming weaker and prone to cavities. Fluoride treatments make it possible for the substance to bind with the enamel, not only strengthening it but also protecting the teeth from future tooth decay.
Tooth breakage in a particular pattern can be often confused with toothbrush abrasion. When the gums begin to recess, the bone is lost around tooth roots. When a heavy biting force is used, forces can cause wedge-like pieces to break off from the roots, causing a further recession.