Preventive Dentistry – Deer Park, TX
Keep Your Smile Cavity-Free
The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely applies when it comes to dentistry. While we can treat cavities and gum disease, your smile will always be better off if you avoid these problems in the first place. Dr. Mosley has been helping his patients in Deer Park steer clear of tooth decay and other oral health issues for decades now, and you can count on him to be straightforward with you about your needs. Call us today to schedule your next checkup for preventive dentistry in Deer Park, TX!
Why Choose Deer Park Dental - Gregg Mosley, DDS for Preventive Dentistry?
- Treatment Plans That Put Your Satisfaction First
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
You may think that you’ll be the first to know if there’s a problem in your mouth, but in many cases tooth decay and gum disease remain undetected until they reach their advanced stages. Dr. Mosley will examine every nook and cranny of your mouth for plaque and tartar buildup as well as symptoms of decay or infection. These regular visits allow us to treat your oral health issues before any permanent damage is done; they’re also a chance to remove bacteria and food debris in places that you missed while brushing at home.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you sometimes wake up with an aching jaw? You may have been grinding your teeth together while you slept. Commonly called bruxism, this condition can accelerate wear and tear on your enamel; eventually, it could even cause it to fracture. If we notice signs of bruxism, we’ll normally recommend that you wear a nightguard. This simple appliance can be customized to perfectly fit your smile, and it provides a very effective barrier that will keep your teeth safe while you slumber.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Being told that you have oral cancer can be devastating, but if we can catch it early enough, you’ll have a much better chance of a favorable prognosis. We’ll include an oral cancer screening with each of your dental checkups. During the process, Dr. Mosley will look for red or white patches or mouth sores in your oral cavity. He may also feel around your mouth as well as your throat and neck for lumps and other abnormalities.
Tooth enamel doesn’t contain any living cells, so it can’t heal itself if it starts to decay. However, the natural mineral fluoride can help re-mineralize the teeth, reversing minor damage and providing additional protection against bacteria. You should normally get plenty of fluoride from drinking water, but many patients (particularly children) can benefit from having it professionally applied directly to their teeth. Feel free to ask Dr. Mosley about fluoride treatments during your next appointment.