Preventive Dentistry – Richardson, TX
Basic Care That is Anything But Basic
Even people who brush and floss their teeth every day should attend at least two preventive dental appointments each year, averaging about one every six months. That’s because your tools at home aren’t able to clean every single surface in your mouth, and getting regular exams and cleanings from Dr. Shwarts and our team in Richardson will ensure any little problems with your teeth are taken care of as early as possible. That way, you can spend more time enjoying your smile rather than getting a pesky cavity fixed! To schedule your next checkup, contact us today.
Why Choose Us for Preventive Dentistry?
- Your Comfort Always Comes First
- We Treat Every Patient Like Family
- We’ll Only Recommend What You Absolutely Need
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Most oral health problems are easy to miss during their early stages, leading patients to only notice something and seek out care once an issue has become quite advanced and difficult to treat. To save you from this kind of headache, Dr. Shwarts can give you a routine exam that looks at your teeth, gums, and bite so he can find and take care of any decay or damage quickly and conservatively. Professional cleanings will also help by removing harmful tartar deposits from your teeth that your brush and floss can’t handle at home, stopping cavities before they ever start!
Oral Cancer Screening
Regular dental checkups can not only help you protect your oral health but your overall health as well! At your routine visits, using a visual and tactile exam, Dr. Shwarts will investigate your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, including persistent sores, new growths, or discolored patches of tissue. If he finds something that looks suspicious, he can help you get the follow-up treatment you need right away, giving you the best chance of recovery.
If you look in your medicine cabinet right now, you’ll likely see that your toothpaste and mouthwash have fluoride added to them. That’s because this mineral, when exposed to the teeth, actually fortifies the enamel and repairs any areas of minor decay, literally reversing early cavities. You’ll also find fluoride in our dental office, where our team can briefly coat your teeth with a fluoride gel to give you an extra boost of cavity protection. It’s quick, easy, and one of the best ways to keep your smile healthy between appointments.
Nightguards for Bruxism
About 1 in 3 Americans suffer from bruxism, which is unconscious teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For many, this only occurs while they are asleep, making this an extremely difficult habit to break! Left untreated, this can wear down the enamel, strain the jaw, and even cause the teeth to break! Fortunately, Dr. Shwarts can prevent this from happening by giving a patient a nightguard. This is a small oral appliance worn to bed that fits comfortably over the teeth and prevents them from coming together during the night.