If you could keep your teeth and gums consistently healthy throughout your life, avoiding emergency dental visits and serious procedures, wouldn’t you want that? The key to a smile that’s healthy for a lifetime is preventive dentistry, like checkups and cleanings, nightguards for teeth grinding, and fluoride treatments. Each of these services aims to reinforce good oral health by taking additional preventive measures besides at-home oral hygiene to keep cavities and gum disease from developing. You can learn more about our preventive dental services by reading below.
The American Dental Association, along with our team here at Roman Dental, recommend visiting the dentist once every six months for a checkup and cleaning to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. During this process, we’ll take necessary X-rays of your mouth and conduct a thorough cleaning of your teeth, removing all built-up plaque and tartar. This will help keep oral problems from developing until your next visit with us.
Airflow therapy is revolutionary, new dental technology that makes each of your professional cleanings from our hygienist more thorough than ever. Instead of using a hand-scale and powered instruments, we use a special air polishing system that is statistically shown to remove more plaque and tartar buildup. It can be used on every patient and can gently remove biofilm from even the most delicate surfaces of the mouth, unlike traditional scales.
Fluoride is a mineral that’s naturally produced from rocks and can be found in countless other organic materials, including fresh fruits and vegetables and the air. It has been shown to strengthen dental enamel, which is the outermost protective layer of the teeth as well, which is why it’s added to local water sources and oral hygiene products you can purchase from the store. If we notice that you may not be receiving enough of this mineral, we can supplement it and help reduce your risk of cavities by placing a fluoridated varnish on your teeth after your dental cleaning.
Teeth grinding, clinically referred to as bruxism, is a common condition that is estimated to affect 10% of people, and most are unaware that they even do it because they grind their teeth in their sleep! Without any protective measures in place, you may accidentally chip, fracture, or wear down your molars, leading to a trip to the emergency dentist and a costly treatment. When you invest in a custom nightguard that’s designed to offer maximum protection from nightly grinding and clenching, you’ll be able to rest a little easier knowing that you won’t wake up in a panic trying to get ahold of your emergency dentist in Houston.
At each of your bi-annual examinations, we’ll conduct a screening in search of any signs of oral cancer, which is a deadly disease that is harder to treat when it has had a chance to spread. Dr. Roman will do a visual and tactile inspection of the soft tissues in your mouth, your lips, and your throat in search of any abnormalities. If we spot anything out of the ordinary, we’ll refer you for additional testing from a professional.More to Explore
Roman Dental on Memorial Drive in West Houston specializes in quickly stopping pain and making people feel relaxed and comfortable. Roman Dental repairs broken front teeth with cosmetic dental bonding, veneers, and ceramic crowns. Even teeth that must be extracted can be replaced with or without dental implants by Dr. Kotlarek and his team of dental technicians. Roman Dental offers same-day appointments to resolve toothaches and problems with sensitivity and discomfort. Additionally, this emergency dental care office provides root canal therapy, night gurards for clenching, medicated fillings, and extractions when necessary.