Preventive Dentistry – San Antonio, TX
Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid
Common Oral Health Problems
Preventive dentistry is considered to be the cornerstone of good oral health. Designed to reduce common oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and even oral cancer, the services that are encompassed in this category serve to generate longer-lasting smiles and better overall health and well-being. Our team at Orbis Dental Group will work to pinpoint problem areas early on and mitigate symptoms that can lead to more complex restorative dental treatments. If you are ready to give your teeth and gums the care and attention they deserve, call us to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in San Antonio.
Why Choose Orbis Dental Group for Preventive Dentistry?
- Comfortable Dental Care That Comes with 10-Year Warranty
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
- We Care About Building Relationships with Patients
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Twice-yearly dental checkups and teeth cleanings are meant to help individuals maintain healthier smiles year-round. While brushing and flossing at home is essential, Dr. Lee and our team can use specialized instruments and solutions to perform dental maintenance and screen for possible problems that affect the teeth and gums. We’ll remove any built-up plaque and tartar as well as examine the mouth for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Screening
Early detection is pivotal when it comes to treating oral cancer. Affecting more than 50,000 individuals in the United States each year, its symptoms can remain hidden if you are unsure of what to look for. This is why regular screenings by our team at Orbis Dental Group are essential. Performing an oral examination, we’ll also administer an oral brush biopsy if needed, which uses a small brush that collects various cells and is tested to determine if oral cancer exists.
The pits and grooves in the chewing surfaces of teeth that exist toward the back of the mouth can harbor harmful bacteria and food particles. If they’re not properly cleaned, it can lead to dental decay. But with dental sealants, these clear plastic coverings can be applied easily during a regular checkup, creating a barrier that blocks damaging bacteria from penetrating the enamel and causing cavities to form.
Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards
Avid athletes of all ages can benefit from a custom-made athletic mouthguard. Unlike one-size options available in local sporting goods stores, these are designed to fit comfortably inside the mouth and deliver more confidence on the field while protecting against impacts. As a result, you can spend more time playing the game you love instead of rushing off to your emergency dentist because of a broken or knocked-out tooth.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Customized to fit correctly so that teeth do not grind against each other, the nightguards we provide serve to reduce the risk of enamel wear and tear as well as chronic jaw pain. When teeth continually grind and clench throughout the night, it can cause frequent headaches and even tooth sensitivity over time. However, with a custom nightguard, we can help to reduce the effects of bruxism and instead, allow your smile to remain intact and damage-free moving forward.
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