Preventive Dentistry – Austin, TX
The Start of a Healthy Smile
Do you want your smile to stay with you well into your autumn years? To do so, you’ll need to take the initiative when it comes to preventing cavities and gum disease. At Avenue Dental, Dr. Wong and Dr. Caballero put their combined years of experience to good use in performing thorough examinations and cleanings that can put a stop to dental problems before they have a chance to develop further. If you’re due for an appointment, call us!
Why Choose Avenue Dental
for Preventive Dentistry?
- Two Experienced and Caring Dentists
- Doctors Who Speak Spanish and Chinese
- Wide Menu of Preventive Treatments
You may think that you’ll know right away when something is wrong with your mouth. In reality, cavities and gum disease can easily start to develop without you even realizing it. But we can catch the warning signs during a routine checkup so that such problems can be treated long before the worst of the damage is done. Of course, we don’t just wait for issues to occur; we also remove plaque and tartar from your mouth so that cavities and gum disease don’t have a chance to form.
Grinding your teeth at night might not sound like a particularly harmful habit at first, but over time the frequent pressure will start to wear down and weaken your teeth; eventually they might even crack. A nightguard will keep your pearly whites safe from any involuntary grinding that occurs while you’re asleep. When you come to Avenue Dental for a nightguard, we can design the oral appliance so that it fits perfectly in your mouth.
As long as you’re getting plenty of fluoride, your teeth will remain strong and will have a much better defense against the bacteria that cause cavities. If you don’t use a fluoride-based toothpaste or get enough of the mineral from the water you drink, we may recommend a fluoride treatment during your next appointment. It only takes a few minutes for us to apply the concentrated fluoride to the enamel, where it will be painlessly absorbed into the tooth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
You might think you’re safe from oral cancer if you don’t drink excessively or smoke, but even those who don’t have the usual risk factors can find themselves suffering from this disease. While we’re looking for cavities and gum disease, we can also check for lumps and unusually colored tissue that might be cancerous or precancerous. We’ll arrange for a biopsy if we find anything to be concerned about; having the cancer diagnosed early could end up saving your life.