Preventive Dentistry – Fort Worth, TX
Keeping Oral Health Problems At Bay
Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing every day at home, oral health problems can still develop without regular, professional dental care. Our team focuses on treating small oral health problems before they ever have a chance to progress into something more serious by providing thorough preventive dentistry in Fort Worth, TX. With regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings, we aim to keep your grin as healthy as possible and help you avoid experiencing any discomfort.
Why Choose Drennan Family Dentistry
for Preventive Dentistry?
- Providing Dental Care For Patients of All Ages
Friendly & Experienced
- Kid-Friendly Preventive Treatments
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Even with a great at-home dental hygiene routine, it’s still vital to visit Dr. Drennan regularly for a checkup and cleaning. During these appointments, we can spot the signs of developing oral health problems and treat them before they become an even bigger concern down the road. We also utilize advanced technology such as digital X-rays to ensure that no issues are developing beneath the surface of your gums as well.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During each of your checkups and cleanings, our team will conduct a thorough oral cancer screening. This is in an effort to increase the survival rate of patients diagnosed with the disease by diagnosing it early on. We’ll complete a thorough visual and tactile examination of your oral tissues and throat in search of any abnormalities or symptoms.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that your body uses to strengthen your tooth enamel and protect your pearly whites from dental decay. When you don’t get enough of this, it can make you more susceptible to cavity formation and other oral health problems. By placing a topical fluoride gel on your teeth, we can help reduce your risk of oral health problems by strengthening the protective enamel.
If you or your child has deep pits and grooves in their molars that collect sugars and carbohydrates that can lead to cavity formation, dental sealants are a great solution. In order to save your vulnerable teeth, we’ll paint a protective shield over these molars that will prevent this from happening, making it easier to effectively brush and floss. With this preventive solution, it’ll be easier for you or your little one to stay cavity-free.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
One of the most important pieces of protection for when you’re out on the field is a mouthguard. Without one, your jawbone, facial muscles, and teeth will all be at risk of experiencing serious damage due to trauma. With a customized sportsguard from Dr. Drennan, you’ll be able to rest assured that your smile will be protected, helping you avoid costly emergency dental treatments and having to deal with a stressful situation.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you wake up with a sore jaw or headache, it could be a sign that you have bruxism. Also known as teeth grinding, this condition predominantly occurs while you’re asleep, so it often goes undiagnosed. We offer customized nightguards to help cushion your facial muscles and teeth from the pressure, preventing tension and wear-and-tear that can increase your risk of experiencing a dental emergency, such as a broken or fractured tooth.
At-Home Oral Hygiene Products
For our patients who would like to improve their oral health and fight plaque and tartar buildup, we also offer Peridex. This is a topical mouth rinse that contains a substance called Chlorohexidine, which helps patients suffering from gingivitis reduce the accumulation of oral bacteria between cleanings. We also offer Orajel to help target any oral pain and bring you relief until we’re able to provide you with a long-lasting treatment solution.
We offer children’s dental services, so parents don’t have to travel from specialist to specialist to ensure that each of their loved ones gets the high-quality dental care they deserve. Our team has experience helping children feel comfortable and safe in the treatment chair and educating little ones on how to best take care of their pearly whites. We’re also more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your child’s oral development as well!