At Allen Smile Design, we care just as much about helping you understand why preventive dental care is important as we do performing treatments themselves. When you know why you’re staying committed to routine dental exams and cleanings as well as other forms of care, you’re able to take much greater pride in your oral care habits. We offer everything you need under one roof, so don’t wait to contact us and schedule your next visit for preventive dentistry in Allen, TX!
While your at-home brushing and flossing are very important to maintaining oral health outside of the dental office, you’ll still need to attend routine exams and cleanings so you can remove harmful tartar before it can cause cavities and wreak havoc. During the exam, we carefully look for underlying issues that might be invisible to the naked eye, including gum disease. We’ll also perform a detailed cleaning and carefully chipping away tartar, which can only be removed safely by a dentist.
Many people find themselves waking up with jaw pain or teeth sensitivity, but they often don’t know why. During your exam, we can confirm if you suffer from chronic teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, which can erode tooth enamel and put stress on your jaw’s joints. With a custom-made nightguard designed using our digital impression system, you can protect your teeth from future damage throughout the night and reduce stress on your jaw.
While oral cancer can be difficult to catch on your own, you’ll have a professional by your side to confirm if any symptoms are present when you visit. Oral cancer affects 54,000 people every year and over 11,000 people die annually, but early detection ensures that you can seek treatment sooner rather than later. During your exam, our dentists will stay vigilant of any symptoms and get you scheduled with a physician moving forward if they believe signs are present.
You need to have the right products at your disposal if you want to protect your oral health moving forward. Whether you’re looking for the right brand of toothpaste that works for you, a new toothbrush that fits your lifestyle, or additional products to compliment your current oral care routine, our assistants and hygienists are happy to provide their recommendations. At our dental office, we use and recommend Colgate products, which you’ll see when you leave with your complimentary care package.