Preventive Dentistry – North Dallas, TX
Maintaining Healthy Smiles with Thorough Preventive Care
Maintaining a healthy smile throughout your life can seem difficult, but with a detail-oriented and skilled dentist by your side like Dr. Patel, it’s a lot easier than you may think. At Prestige Dental, our goal is to prevent and treat oral health problems while they’re still minor with routine visits to our office, like bi-annual checkups and cleanings. This allows us to minimize your risk of experiencing a dental emergency and smile-altering problems like tooth loss. Call us today if it has been more than six months since your last dental visit.
Why Choose Prestige Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience
- Comprehensive Dentistry Under One Roof
- Advanced Diagnostic Technology for Detailed Checkups
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
According to the American Dental Association, bi-annual checkups and cleanings are an important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. During these visits, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth in search of common oral health problems so they can diagnose and treat them before they get worse. Then, we’ll thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar and floss and polish your smile, leaving your mouth feeling refreshed until the next time we see you.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems, estimated to impact one out of every two adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If we see that you’re experiencing signs of this condition, including chronic bad breath, gum recession, and inflamed and red gums, we may recommend scaling and root planing in combination with antibiotic therapy.
Oral Cancer Screening
At each of your checkups, Dr. Patel will complete an oral cancer screening in search of common signs of this disease, like rough red and white patches within the mouth. He’ll conduct a physical and visual examination of your oral tissues, lips, tongue, neck, and throat to make sure that no area is left unchecked. If we spot anything that requires additional testing, we’ll refer you for a biopsy and to an appropriate provider.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in the air, fresh fruits and vegetables, and water sources. Many people know that it’s also added to local water sources and oral hygiene products like toothpaste because of its enamel-strengthening abilities. If we notice that you may not be receiving enough fluoride in your daily diet, we can place a fluoridated gel on the surface of your teeth to help protect them from the threat of decay.
Cavities are a concern for patients of all ages, and dental sealants are an effective, pain-free way to keep them from developing. They’re clear, thin layers that Dr. Patel can paint over the biting surface of molars to keep food debris and plaque from accumulating in their pits and grooves. As a result, they’re able to protect against cavity formation by making brushing much more effective.
Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards
If you or your child plays on a local contact sports team, you can benefit from investing in a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard. Instead of accidentally cracking, chipping, or knocking out a tooth, which will land you in your emergency dentist’s treatment chair, you can choose to proactively protect your teeth and jaw. Dr. Patel custom-crafts his mouthguards using durable, cushioning materials to make them both comfortable and provide maximum protection.