Preventive Dentistry – Plano, TX
When you walk into our office for the first time, you can look forward to having one of the most thorough examinations you’ve ever had. Dr. Kung goes the extra mile when it comes to checking for warning signs of dental damage and decay, and if he finds anything that requires professional attention, he’ll create a treatment plan for restoring your oral health while allowing you to smile throughout the process. Call us today to schedule your next checkup.
Why Choose Vitality Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- One-on-One Experience with Dentist That Cares
- Boutique, High-Touch Experience
- Helping Patients Overcome Anxiety is Our Specialty
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Are you visiting your dentist at least twice a year? These regular visits normally consist of both an examination and a cleaning. The examination naturally involves a visual check for plaque, tartar, cavities, and other potential oral health issues; X-rays are also typically taken. After that, we can thoroughly clean your teeth as well as the gums. This helps remove the tartar that you would be unable to get rid of by yourself while brushing.
As you probably know, fluoride is regularly added to public drinking water as a way to promote stronger, healthier teeth. This naturally occurring mineral helps fight against the harmful oral bacteria that can cause cavities, and it can improve the enamel’s ability to resist decay. Since some patients are more at risk for cavities than others, we can perform a fluoride treatment in order to apply the mineral directly to your teeth in a concentrated form.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Grinding your teeth at night can be more dangerous than you might think. The longer it goes on, the more worn down your teeth become, and the more prone they are to fractures and other forms of dental damage. That said, many cases of bruxism can be dealt with relatively easily. Simply ask us for a customized mouth guard that you can wear at night to keep the teeth from making direct contact with each other while also lightening the tension in your jaw.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Virtually anyone could suffer from the disease. Fortunately, there are a number of warning signs that can be found during a routine dental examination, such as red and/or white patches in your mouth and unexplained lumps or bleeding. We perform visual examinations as well as enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or premalignent dysplasia. We can help you make arrangements to have a proper diagnosis made if we happen to find anything to be concerned about.