Preventive care is the bedrock of every dazzling, confident smile; regular checkups, cleanings, and other services will go a long way towards preventing cavities, gum disease, and other common problems. At Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, our doctors will work from your very first appointment to make our dental office the perfect healthcare home for you and your children. During every visit, you can expect to be examined and treated with warmth, skill, and close attention to detail; the difference the quality of our care makes for your smile will become more and more obvious over time. Call our dental office today for preventive dentistry in Dallas, TX if your last appointment was more than six months ago.
Dental problems aren’t always immediately obvious; many of them will develop very subtly, to the point that the average person probably won’t even recognize the earliest warning signs. No matter how old you are, you should have a diagnostic checkup and professional cleaning performed at least twice every year so that we can find and address any concerning symptoms quickly. Our talented hygienist will then clean and polish your teeth, ridding them of the plaque and bacteria that contribute to tooth decay.
Some teeth are harder to take care of than others. The molars and premolars in the back of the mouth, for example, have multiple grooves and pits where food particles and bacteria can become trapped. Younger children who are still figuring out how to brush and floss well are particularly prone to developing cavities in these teeth. We may recommend painting a layer of plastic called a dental sealant over vulnerable teeth, where it will harden and block out bacteria and harmful substances. This procedure is straightforward, painless, and can be completed during a single appointment. Ask us whether sealants are right for your family!
Years of dental research has shown fluoride to be highly beneficial to smiles of all ages. Children who receive plenty of fluoride will have stronger teeth and fewer cavities. However, if you and your loved ones mainly drink bottled water, you may not be getting as much fluoride as you would from tap water. To ensure that your children’s teeth are getting the support they need, we can provide professional fluoride applications as needed during a regular checkup and cleaning.
While you could bring your child to a separate pediatric dentist, our dental office can conveniently treat patients of all ages at one location. Our waiting room include a video arcade and game room as well as other fun touches for your little ones to enjoy, and we’ll give them the warm, gentle care they deserve. As they get older, their dental needs will start to change, and they may even need orthodontic treatment; we’ll be here to guide them (and you) through each stage of development.
So many of us are stressed out during the day. What does that mean!? It means we are likely grinding our teeth during the day and probably at night too! At Thrive Dental and Orthodontics we take a holistic approach. We help you realize why you are doing this destructive habit but we also give you an appliance to wear at night so you can keep your teeth longer.
Night Guards can help you keep your teeth longer because you do not wear down the tops of the teeth. Wear these every night to smile for a lifetime!