Preventive Dental Care in Plano, TX
Prevention of gum disease is as important if not more important than treatment. Another one of our missions is to help you prevent any further gum disease. And to this end, we employ two basic strategies at our Plano periodontal practice: first, we do everything possible to restore a clean, healthy oral environment for you while you're here. This means providing you with comprehensive care to detect problems before the start, and address them with necessary treatment early. Second, we do everything possible to educate you on maintaining that clean environment through your daily at-home hygiene efforts, and then monitor your stability with regular periodontal recall.
Our preventive dental care services include:
- Professional Cleaning/Hygiene
- Regular Follow-Up Care
- Patient Education
- Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Cleaning and Hygiene
Our mouths are full of bacteria, mucus, and food particles. When combined, they form a colorless but sticky film called plaque on the teeth. Good at home care, including brushing and flossing, removes much of the plaque residue that builds up daily, but everyone is bound to miss a few spots. Plaque that isn't removed hardens and becomes tartar, and it's tartar that can irritate sensitive gums and begin the cycle of infection and gum disease again.
Cleaning and hygiene at our Plano periodontal practice helps to remove tartar build up and maintain your healthy smile after periodontal treatment. Patients who have been treated for periodontal disease will need follow-up care more often than once every six months. How often we will need to see you will depend on your individual case.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can do a number on your temporomandibular joints, the small joints just in front of your ears that connect the jaw to the skull. But teeth grinding can also cause gum disease, or the worsening of existing gum disease. Most patients aren't aware of their teeth grinding habit, and for the vast majority, it occurs at night while sleeping. Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall can provide you with a nightguard from our Plano periodontal practice to stop teeth grinding and help prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.
Preventive Dental Care for Implants
If you’ve had dental implants placed, you may want to receive your ongoing general and preventive dental care from those who know all about implants: the dentists who place them. Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall can provide your preventive dental care once your dental implants have been placed to help keep an eye on your oral structures and your mouth healthy. Once healed, your implants can be cared for at home just as your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
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We strive to provide conservative care in comfortable environment. Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall deliver periodontal and dental implant care in Plano, Texas, happily offering care to patients in Dallas, Coppell, Carrollton, The Colony, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney as well. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall provide periodontal and dental implant care in Plano, Texas, happily providing care to patients in Dallas, Coppell, Carrollton, The Colony, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney as well. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve optimum oral health.