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Preventative Dentistry

At Thrive Dental, we take a proactive approach to help you achieve a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Learn about our preventative dentistry services for patients of all ages.

What Is Preventative Dental Care?  

Preventative dental care is caring for your teeth and working with your dentist to monitor your oral health, establish healthy habits, and prevent decay and disease. It combines professional dental services, a consistent oral hygiene routine that includes daily brushing and flossing, and a balanced diet. Together, we can reduce the likelihood of developing oral health conditions that are more complex and costly to treat down the road.  

Preventative Dental Services  

Preventative dentistry encompasses many services and treatments to help patients maintain good oral health, including: 

  • Dental sealants 
  • Fluoride treatments  
  • Oral cancer screenings  
  • Oral hygiene counseling  
  • Night guards/sports mouthguards  


Preventive dental care is the key to a bright smile and an integral part of your overall health and well-being. At Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, we take the guesswork out of preventive care by scheduling your regular visits and reminding you when it’s time for X-rays and other screenings.  

Why Preventive Dentistry Is Important  

Preventative dentistry is self-care. It’s an investment you make in your oral health that pays off with a healthier smile. Here are a few benefits of preventive dental care with Thrive Dental & Orthodontics.  

Preventive dental care is cost-effective.  

Detecting and preventing dental problems early will save you money in the long run because you can avoid more invasive procedures. Also, most dental plans offer full coverage or minimal co-pays for dental exams and cleanings, making preventive care more affordable. 

Preventive dental care helps prevent dental issues.  

Preventive dentistry is the best way to detect dental concerns before they affect your smile. Dental problems aren’t always immediately apparent. Many are so subtle the average person probably won’t recognize the earliest warning signs. In some cases, routine check-ups can even be life-saving, like when oral cancer and other conditions are found and treated early.  

Preventive dental care is good for your overall health.  

Oral problems can impact your overall health and wellness. The mouth is filled with germs, which can travel to other areas of the body over time. With preventive care and good oral hygiene, we can keep these germs under control before they cause illness and disease.  

Preventive dental care creates positive dental experiences.  

At Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, we want you to look forward to your visits. And the more time we spend beautifying your smile rather than tackling disease and decay, the more enjoyable your visits will be. We strive to create a friendly and inviting space where we build relationships with patients that span a lifetime.  

Preventive dental care builds confidence.  

Caring for your mouth and teeth through preventative dentistry, regular brushing, and flossing pays off with a bright, beautiful smile that you’re proud to show off! 

When to Start Comprehensive Preventative Care 

If it’s been a while since your last dental visit—do not worry. It’s never too late to get back into a routine of regular check-ups and cleanings. Although preventive dentistry for children is essential—these services are not just for kids.  

Family dentists at Thrive Dental & Orthodontics help patients of all ages care for their teeth and gums, maintain a healthy smile, and detect and treat issues as early as possible. No matter how old you are, you should have a diagnostic checkup at least twice a year so that we can find and address any symptoms that are concerning quickly. In addition to your exam, our talented hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, ridding them of the plaque and bacteria contributing to tooth decay. 

During every visit, you can expect to be examined and treated with warmth, skill, and close attention to detail. The quality of our care will make a difference in your smile that becomes more obvious over time. Book your appointment online at the clinic near you. Thrive Dental and Orthodontics offices are conveniently located in Frisco, Allen, Sachse, Richardson, and Dallas, Texas.  

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