Preventive dental care is the best way to keep your smile healthy and looking great for a lifetime. When you brush and floss routinely while maintaining your regular dental checkups, you have the best chance of preventing major and costly dental problems from occurring in the first place.
Regular dental checkups allow the team at Uptown Dental Studio to monitor the state of your oral health and catch any developing problems while they are small. Then we can treat it easily while keeping the natural structure of your teeth and smile intact. There isn't anything better than your natural, healthy teeth, and we do all we can to help you keep them!
Complete preventive dental care includes a comprehensive list of services that are key to maintaining a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile!
Our dental exams are comprehensive and thorough. Our dentist and the hygienist will examine your teeth and gums for any detection of early decay or periodontal disease. The examination includes:
Once the examination has been completed, one of our registered dental hygienists will perform a professional dental cleaning. Your hygienist will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that is too sticky to be removed from normal brushing and flossing. Afterward, they will polish your teeth to give your smile a shiny and ultra clean look and feel.
Dental X-rays are an essential part of preventive dentistry. These images provide valuable information that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in various foods and water that helps to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel, which in turn helps the enamel to resist decay. After an examination, we will apply a topical fluoride gel on your teeth for added strength.
Preventive dental care relies mostly on you! Your Celina dentist only sees you twice a year, so the work the rest of the time is all up to you. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. If you want, a post-lunch brush can help keep your teeth clean throughout the day. Don't forget to floss either. Without flossing, you miss cleaning roughly 35% of the surface of your teeth! You can see why it's so important to floss every day along with brushing.
i-Cat 3D imaging techniques provide our dentist with a detailed view of the mouth and skull. This is much more detailed than dental X-rays because it shows a clear view of the bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves. The i-Cat scan also assists our dentist in placing dental implants due to the fact that the placement is now much more accurate. Here is a list of the ways the i-Cat scan helps:
Diagnodent is a tool that specializes in cavity detection. It's best to find and treat cavities when they are at their earliest stages to prevent damage. Cavities can be extremely hard to detect in the early stages because they are so tiny, which is where Diagnodent comes into play! The Diagnodent tool scans the surface of your tooth to determine if any decay is present. If there is decay, our dentist can take care of it and prevent it from becoming larger and potentially painful.
Oral cancer is diagnosed more than 30,000 times each year. If detected early, the cure rate is extremely high and can be effectively treated without further developments. It's very important to have a dentist examine your mouth, gums, lips, and tongue for any signs of abnormalities on a regular basis. This ensures that if any sign of cancer is present, it will be caught before it becomes a serious problem. The peace of mind after your screening is worth it!
VELscope® uses Fluorescence Visualization to expose any changes or abnormalities that might otherwise be missed by the naked eye. The hardest part of detecting oral cancer is that the symptoms can look very similar to a less serious problem, and has the potential to be misdiagnosed. The VELscope® gives our dentist an important new and detailed insight on what is happening beneath the surface and exposes potential trouble areas.
A dental sealant is a thin layer of plastic that is applied to and coats the deep grooves of the molar. This thin layer of plastic will prevent decay from developing in the grooves where cavities are most likely to form. The sealant will protect the tooth for many years! We recommend putting a sealant on children and teenagers who are more likely to develop cavities.