Preventing a problem is always easier and cheaper than getting it fixed, and this is especially true when it comes to your teeth! At Times Square Family Dental, Dr. Perez and our team offer a wide range of services designed to stop the most common dental issues before they cause you and your loved ones headaches. By brushing at home and coming to see us just twice a year, we can help your entire household stay cavity-free for the foreseeable future. To schedule you or your child’s next appointment for preventive dentistry in Tyler, TX, contact us today.
If someone has a smile, then they should attend at least two checkups and cleanings each year so we can help it stay strong and healthy! At these appointments, our hygiene team will systematically remove plaque and tartar from the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, plus Dr. Perez will give you a thorough exam so he can find any issues during their earliest stages and treat them right away. By maintaining these visits, you’ll experience optimal oral health and low dental care costs!
Fluoride is nature’s gift to your smile, because when this common mineral comes in contact with the teeth, it actually fortifies the enamel and repairs areas of minor decay, lowering someone’s overall risk of cavities. Whenever a patient gets a cleaning with us, we’ll conclude it by coating their teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride paste. This is much stronger than any product you’ll find at the store, and it will provide next-level cavity protection all the way until someone’s next cleaning.
Do your mornings usually involve a sore jaw or headache? If so, then you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is known as bruxism. In addition to persistent jaw and facial pain, it can also lead to worn down and broken teeth if left untreated. To help you rest easy, we can provide you with a custom-made nightguard. This small mouthpiece is worn only to bed, and it will place a soft but protective barrier between your teeth so they can’t touch during the night.
It can be tough to know which oral hygiene products you should be using given the nearly endless variety available today, but the team at Times Square Family Dental is ready to help with your at-home oral hygiene, too! When you come in for a checkup, we’ll be happy to make recommendations as to which toothpaste, toothbrush, and mouthwash each person in your family should be using for their unique smile. This will make sure we have very little to do when you come to see us for your preventive visits!
Gum disease is a common infection that attacks the soft tissues of the mouth as well as the bone that supports the teeth, but the team at Times Square Family Dental is ready to help our patients overcome this problem as well. With a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing, we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria from deep below the gum line, help the gums quickly heal, and lower the risk of reinfection.