Preventative Dentistry Houston
When it comes to the overall health and well-being of your body, prevention is at the forefront. Dentistry and maintaining adequate oral health is no different. Our downtown dentists understand prevention is the first line of defense. We strongly encourage biannual cleanings (prophylaxis) and depending on the patient, we may recommend quarterly visits. We offer a variety of fluoride treatments, SonicCare toothbrushes, and most importantly, education. Our professional team ensures that patients are properly educated so that their oral health is not only a priority for us but for the patient as well.
Do you wake up with a stiff, sore jaw? Have you ever noticed that your teeth are flatter than they use to be? Do your teeth seem to be more sensitive to cold? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you maybe grinding or clenching your teeth at night. This dental condition is called bruxism. If left untreated, significant damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscles, and teeth can occur.
A clear, thin removable custom device known as a nightguard is the treatment of choice. It will help relieve persistent jaw pain and also protect your existing teeth and dental restorations.