Address: 3325 Premier Drive, Plano, TX 75023

Preventive Dentistry Specialist

Dental Renaissance

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Plano, TX

If you want to lower your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems, make sure to invest in preventive dentistry. Regular check-ups, digital X-rays, and oral cancer screenings can pinpoint serious problems early on before they worsen. At Dental Renaissance in Plano, Texas, Kari Blankenship, DDS offers preventive dentistry to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Preventive Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry uses preemptive measures, such as oral exams, teeth cleanings, and digital X-rays to detect potentially serious health problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Many of these conditions present few obvious symptoms early on. As a result, you might be at risk and not realize it. Preventive dentistry can alert you to these and other issues, allowing you to receive treatment when it’s most beneficial.

Are there different types of preventive dentistry?

Dental Renaissance offers a full suite of preventive dentistry services, including:

Dental checkups and teeth cleanings

The easiest way to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is to visit Dental Renaissance once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. 

During this type of appointment, your dental hygienist observes your teeth and gums for signs of damage and decay. They also remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gumline.

Fillings

Tooth decay is especially common in children and teenagers. If your child develops a cavity, their Dental Renaissance provider might recommend preventive dentistry with a filling. 

Dental fillings use composite resin to prevent tooth decay from getting worse. They’re especially beneficial on the molars and premolars, the teeth at the back of the mouth which can develop deep pits or fissures.

Night guards for bruxism

Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold foods or beverages? Do you wake up most mornings with a headache? If so, you may grind your teeth while sleeping. A custom night guard serves as a shield, protecting your tooth enamel from wear-and-tear damage.

Athletic mouthguards

If you play contact sports like hockey or football, or you enjoy skateboarding or mountain biking, you might benefit from wearing an athletic mouthguard. A custom-made athletic mouthguard can significantly lower your risk of chipping, cracking, or knocking out a tooth. This lowers your risk of dental emergencies and oral surgery.

Oral cancer screenings

Every day, about 132 Americans receive a diagnosis of oral cancer. Fortunately, it’s possible to detect and treat oral cancer early, before it becomes life-threatening. The providers at Dental Renaissance conduct an oral cancer screening during every regular dental check-up.

Can I benefit from preventive dentistry?

Yes. Preventive dentistry is beneficial for people of all ages. Even if you have healthy teeth and gums, you can still reap the rewards. 

Regular check-ups and exams can alert you to serious problems early on. Additionally, preventive dentistry can preserve your oral well-being for years to come.

To schedule a preventive dentistry appointment at Dental Renaissance, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.