Achieving excellent oral health isn’t just a one-time accomplishment – it’s a lifelong commitment that requires regular maintenance and follow-ups based on the American Dental Association’s recommendations. At Trusted Dental Care, we want to partner with you as you work towards this goal, providing professional support in the form of dedicated checkups. Please contact us today in Wylie if you’d like to schedule a first appointment for yourself or a family member.
The American Dental Association recommends that patients of all ages undergo professional checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. Dr. G takes a comprehensive approach to understanding your unique smile, using digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to view areas that aren’t accessible to the naked eye. We will then base our treatment recommendations off your specific needs and goals.
Establishing a good foundation of oral health habits early on can make a world of difference for your children! Dr. G is the father of a wonderful five year old daughter, and he will be happy to accommodate your family members of all ages. He and the rest of our team will provide gentle checkups, refreshing cleanings, fun oral hygiene instruction, dental sealants, fluoride, and other likeminded services that are ideal for nurturing developing teeth.
The back teeth (premolars and molars) can be notoriously difficult to reach with the toothbrush and floss, especially for younger patients with smaller arms. As a result, cavities are much more likely in these vulnerable areas. Thankfully, we have a solution: dental sealants. Sealants are made from a safe, tough plastic that covers the chewing surfaces of the teeth, creating a barrier to keep food debris and infectious bacteria out. The application process is quick and painless, too!
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment; it is also added to most municipal water supplies in the United States. This is because regular fluoride exposure has been demonstrated to benefit oral health in extremely valuable ways, helping to reduce the risk of cavities, strengthen tooth enamel, and even reverse existing tooth decay. At Trusted Dental Care, we strongly encourage children to undergo professional fluoride applications on a regular basis so that they’re sure to reap the fullest extent of these advantages as their smile continues to develop.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a common bad habit that can develop over time for a number of different reasons, from a misaligned bite to daily stress. What’s worse is that many people don’t even realize it’s happening in the first place because they only experience the ill effects while sleeping. If Dr. G notices concerning symptoms of bruxism, he may recommend the use of a nightguard. This oral appliance can be custom-created by our team for a comfortable, secure fit that protects the teeth successfully until morning.
Did you know that a whopping 25% of oral cancer cases occur in patients with no demonstrated risk factors? That’s why dedicated screenings are an important part of regular dental checkups. Dr. G will comprehensively assess the oral tissue for signs of cancerous cells, including discoloration and strange sores, and recommend further testing if any areas of concern are present. The earlier oral cancer is diagnosed, the better chances are for a successful recovery.