Preventive Dentistry – San Antonio, TX
Protecting Smiles with Detailed Dental Exams and Thorough Teeth Cleanings
Prevention is the major focus of modern dentistry. We can examine your mouth to look for early signs of decay or structural damage; if we do find problems, we can act immediately to repair the damage and address any infections. Taking care of small dental problems now can protect you from larger oral health issues later on. Have you not seen a dentist in the last six months? Now is the time to call Crownridge Dental and set up your next appointment for preventive dentistry in San Antonio, TX.
Why Choose Crownridge Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentist That Always Thinks a Few Steps Ahead
- Team That Takes Your Dental Care Seriously
- In-House Membership Plan
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
At a routine dental exam, we’ll ask if you’ve noticed anything unusual going on in your mouth recently before we take a closer look at your teeth and gums. Sometimes, we will take X-rays in order to evaluate your jaw and other parts of your mouth that we wouldn’t be able to see very easily. Any problems we find will be brought to your attention right away so that we can start developing a treatment plan. Any plaque or tartar present in the mouth will be removed as soon as we find them.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Being told that you have oral cancer can be alarming, but it is definitely better to get the news early on rather than during the advanced stages of the disease. While dental exams are mostly meant to catch cavities and gum disease, they also give us a chance to look for lumps, discolored patches, and other symptoms of oral cancer. If we find anything that suggests you might have oral cancer, we can discuss possible next steps, such as a biopsy.
Fluoride actively works with your enamel to strengthen and protect it. As a result, teeth that are exposed to fluoride regularly are much less likely to get cavities. You should normally get enough fluoride just by drinking tap water or brushing your teeth, but if we find that you still have a high risk for cavities, we can also offer you a fluoride treatment. We simply apply fluoride to your teeth to give them better protection; this is especially important for younger patients.