Preventative Dental Health
Routine Dental Cleanings in Pflugerville
You should schedule a routine dental cleaning every six months. During this visit, we will remove plaque from your teeth, paying special attention to areas that your toothbrush cant reach. We will also apply fluoride to help protect your teeth once you leave the office, if you wish. Fluoride is a relatively recent but important advancement in dental and oral health. Studies consistently show that a moderate but consistent exposure of teeth to fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure, and helps prevent future decay. If you are due for your dental cleaning, please call our Pflugerville office to schedule an appointment.
Dental Sealants can reduce the risk of decay up to 70%
The CAVITY FIGHTER FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN! Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.
Ingested in high frequent doses, fluoride can potentially be toxic to the human body. However, like many minerals that our body needs, in trace amounts fluoride is very safe and effective. The amount of fluoride that is applied at the dental office is a very safe amount and applied daily on 70% of our patients.
Gum Disease (Periodontal Diesease)
Proper oral hygiene, daily home care and routine dental checkups will minimize the risk of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from mild (gingivitis) to moderate to the severe (periodontitis), and can be diagnosed easily at your first visit. Treatments are available for cases of gum disease, and are critical to the foundation of your oral health.
The following symptoms are often associated with persistent, untreated gum disease.