Even with the best at-home oral care routine possible, brushing and flossing are only one part of keeping your smile free of harmful decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Thankfully, getting these treatments done is not only easy, but affordable as well. Through dedicated exams, cleanings, and oral cancer screenings, you'll be doing both your oral and overall health a big favor with Dr. Long by your side. Give our dental office a call and we’ll help you get scheduled for preventive dentistry in West Lake Hills, TX.
Regular exams, x-rays, and cleanings are important not just to confirm that no dental issues are present, but so we can determine that your brushing and flossing routine are keeping plaque, tartar, and gum disease at bay. During your exam, we look at your teeth, gums, oral tissue and other areas as well as address any dental concerns you may be experiencing. Following your exam, a hygienist performs a thorough cleaning and polishes your teeth.
Did you know that many people don’t realize they have bruxism until they are told they have it by a dentist? When teeth grind and clench, usually throughout the night when sleeping, it damages enamel and puts it at higher risk of cracking or chipping. Our custom-made nightguards are not only strong, comfortable, and protective, but they are substantially more effective and more durable than store-bought options. We’ll ensure your future nightguard fits your teeth like a glove so you can sleep soundly, knowing your teeth are protected.
Approximately 54,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. The most common reason people develop serious stages of oral cancer is because they weren’t able to catch it sooner. When caught early, oral cancer becomes significantly more treatable. That’s why we always perform oral cancer screenings as part of your routine exam. Dentists are in a unique position to catch the early stages of many systemic conditions, including life-threatening ones like oral cancer.