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Preventive Dentistry – Wylie, TX

Protect Your Smile Today and in the Future!

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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Biannual checkups and cleanings allow us to confirm many aspects of your oral health. Not only can we determine if cavities, gum disease or other systemic issues are present, but we can also confirm if your at-home oral care is sufficiently keeping plaque and bacteria at bay. After giving your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning, we’ll closely examine all of your oral structures for any problems and recommend treatment based on these evaluations.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Bruxism, also known as chronic teeth grinding and clenching, can really do a number on your tooth enamel. Teeth that were once sharp or pointed can become flat or filed-down, making them less effective at chewing and processing food. Furthermore, grinding can increase the risk of more serious jaw conditions, such as TMJ disorder. A custom-made nightguard will effectively protect your teeth from grinding and clenching, ensuring that you wake up without jaw or tooth pain.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is crucial to maintaining long-term tooth health as well as fighting against plaque-causing bacteria. This is why it’s been added to public drinking water and has become such an important mineral for your diet. Fluoridated toothpaste works to prevent future buildup of plaque in between your dental visits, but our dental office will also perform fluoride applications after your cleaning to protect your smile. It only takes a few minutes to complete and can be performed on patients of all ages.

Toothpastes

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At Wylie Family Dentistry, we’re always prepared to recommend oral care products that best meet your needs. For example, those who struggle to remove bacteria from around the gum line and therefore suffer more from gum disease, as a result, can benefit from Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste. This particular product targets bacteria around the gums, reducing the symptoms associated with gum disease. Our dental office is more than happy to go over your unique needs and recommend products that effectively address them.