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Preventative Dental Care

Having a clean and healthy mouth matters more than you think. Preventative dental care services guard your teeth and gums against two of the most common types of dental problems: tooth decay and gum disease. The more regular you’re able to take care of your teeth, the better chance you have to protect against further dental treatment or tooth loss.

Complete Preventative Dental Care

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  • Regular dental checkups
  • Teeth cleanings every 6 months
  • Dental sealants to prevent cavities
  • In-office fluoride to prevent tooth decay
  • Diagnostic x-rays for disease prevention
  • Prescription toothpaste to protect teeth and gums
  • Routine & comprehensive oral cancer screenings
  • Custom-fit nightguards to prevent teeth grinding
  • At-home oral health instructions

Custom Nightguards

A major component to preventative dental care for many patients includes wearing an nightguard. If you grind your teeth at night, have lots of wear on your teeth, wearing a guard every single night is essential to protect your healthy teeth from wearing down. Also, if you have a lot of dentistry that needs to be protected, Dr. Z will likely recommend wearing a nightguard to assist in keeping your crowns or veneers from breaking or chipping at night. 

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Custom Nightguard in Patient Mouth, Z Dentistry, Roanoke, TX

Routine Dental Cleanings & Checkups

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By keeping regular dental visits, you can catch tooth decay or cavities early on with different preventative measures. Not only does this keep your teeth healthier longer, but will help prevent costly dental procedures and treatments in the future.

At Z Dentistry, we recommend a preventative course of action that includes regular checkups, x-rays, and dental cleanings every 6 months when indicated. At preventative care appointments, you will receive:

  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Detailed tooth polishing
  • Thorough gums exam
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Dental exam and oral cancer screening 
  • Topical fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel (If indicated)
  • At-home oral hygiene tips and recommendations

Cavity Prevention

If there’s one thing that preventative dental care is focused on, it’s protection against cavities. We offer various types of cavity prevention techniques to strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay long term.

Types of cavity prevention include but aren’t limited to:

  • Dental SealantsA thin, protective coating that covers deep grooves, typically on molar teeth.
  • In-Office Fluoride Treatments – When indicated, professional-grade fluoride varnish may be applied after your dental cleaning to help prevent cavities and aid with sensitivity.
  • Prescription Toothpaste – For patients at high risk of cavities, Dr. Z may prescribe fluoride toothpaste for nighttime use.

At-Home Oral Health

Providing the best preventive care extends beyond our clinic. Our dentist and dental assistants take the time to answer any questions you may have about taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions and product recommendations that can be trusted to fit your needs and prevent your teeth from decaying.

We may also suggest other types of at-home oral health techniques such as teeth whitening, teeth straightening, or custom-fit nightguards. It’s our goal to provide comprehensive preventative dental care to protect your teeth and ensure a healthy, white smile for years to come.

Preventative Dental Care

Shouldn’t Be An Afterthought

Taking care of your teeth and gums should start long before you’re feeling pain. Book an appointment at our dental office in Northlake, Texas to receive the very best care for your oral health.


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