Preventive Dentistry Arlington
Helping You Take the Steps Toward a Healthier Smile
If you want to take a proactive approach to oral healthcare, there’s no better way than committing to see your dentist every six months for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. As just one of the many preventive dentistry services offered at Collins St Dental of Arlington, Dr. Gajera and Dr. Patel want you and your family to experience how our treatment methods play a vital role in preserving the longevity of your smile and overall health. Call us today to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Arlington.
Why Choose Collins St Dental of Arlington for Preventive Dentistry?
- Custom Mouthguards & Nightguards to Prevent Injury
- Dental Patients of All Ages Are Welcome
- Brother & Sister Dentists Who Are Detail-Focused
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
If you want your smile to receive the ultimate treatment, do not skip out on your dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Our team will closely look at your teeth to check for any potential problems and minimize the possibility of cavities and gum disease. When finished, we’ll also remove any accumulated plaque and tartar so that your teeth and gums feel refreshed. These appointments are also designed for us to answer any questions and provide helpful tips for better at-home oral hygiene.
At Collins St Dental of Arlington, children’s dentistry is geared to help young patients get excited about visiting the dentist’s office. Offering comfortable amenities to make each appointment more enjoyable, we will check for cavities and ensure everything is growing and developing correctly. Close monitoring of your child’s bite and tooth eruption is part of the process so that we can make appropriate treatment recommendations along the way.
Although children are the primary target for fluoride treatment, adults can also benefit from this valuable solution. As a natural mineral found in many foods, water, and toothpaste, it is known to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against decay. Applied as a gel or varnish to the surfaces of teeth during a regular checkup, the fluoride creates a barrier between bacteria and tooth enamel. With regular applications, smiles of all ages can remain strong and healthy.
Creating a protective shield over the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars is one of the most effective preventive measures for your child against cavities. These teeth contain pits and grooves that are known to trap food and harmful particles, but dental sealants function as barriers. Their clear, thin, plastic coatings are applied to the surfaces of teeth during a painless and straightforward process. Capable of lasting up to 10 years, your child’s smile can remain better protected against cavities thanks to dental sealants.
Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards
Athletes of all ages need proper protection, which is why a custom-made athletic mouthguard is essential. At Collins St Dental of Arlington, we can easily have one created to fit your smile comfortably and securely. Using impressions of your mouth to create the device, the sportsguard, as it is also known, will help to absorb the impact of any pressure and reduce possible injuries like broken teeth or jaw fractures. Instead, your smile will remain intact, allowing you to spend more time in the game and not in a dentist’s office.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is a clinical term that refers to teeth grinding and clenching. Occurring most often at night, the continual motion can wear down tooth enamel and cause chronic jaw pain over time. But with a custom-made nightguard from our qualified team, we can help alleviate the side effects of this unhealthy habit. Working as a cushioned barrier, your teeth will remain protected, and you’ll wake up with a smile that is free from pain, soreness, and damage.