Routine Preventive Dentistry
in Austin, TX
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Staying on top of your oral health is one of the best things that you can do for your smile. Preventive dentistry can help you avoid more costly, complex dental needs in the future. Your oral health is linked to your overall health, so keeping a healthy smile not only benefits your teeth and gums, but also benefits your entire body!Contact Us
Teeth Cleanings & Exams
The Academy of General Dentistry states that both adults and kids should have biannual dental checkups and cleanings. At these checkups, we’ll take X-rays if necessary and our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Then, Dr. Chittajallu will examine your mouth to check for any dental issues and go over any additional treatment recommendations.
Molars have natural grooves and crevices on the top of their crowns. While it’s completely normal to have these crevices, they can lead to cavities and tooth decay if bacteria and debris build up in these areas. To prevent this, we use clear, long-lasting coatings to cover up the grooves.
Fluoride, a natural mineral, can help boost your oral health and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride is also put in drinking water and toothpaste. If we see that your smile needs additional fluoride, we can brush a fluoride treatment onto your teeth after your routine cleaning.
Sportsguards & Nightguards
Whether you’re playing a sport or grinding your teeth at night, our individually-fitted mouthguards can protect you along the way. If you’re participating in contact sports, our mouthguards can absorb shock and prevent damage if an elbow or sports equipment hits your mouth. Teeth clenching and grinding at night can also have a negative impact on the condition of your teeth and jaw. Our thick mouthguards can provide a cushioned barrier between your upper and lower arch of teeth to prevent damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
At your checkup, we’ll utilize our OralID™ technology to scan your mouth, cheeks, throat, face, and neck for any signs of abnormalities. The sooner oral cancer is caught, the better!Maintain Great Oral Health