Preventive Dentistry – Rockwall, TX
The Key to Maintaining a Healthy Smile
Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile. Common dental-related problems like cavities and gingivitis are often avoidable if the right preventative care is taken to keep your mouth healthy! Our team at Courtin Dental is committed to providing you and your family with a safe, gentle, high-quality dental experience. To schedule your next dental checkup, please get in touch with our team!
Why Choose Courtin Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- We Care For All Ages, Including Children
- Family-Friendly Block Scheduling Available
- Committed to Using State-of-the-Art Technology
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
No matter how old you are, we can’t recommend enough that you visit our dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Dr. Courtin will look over each of your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and your oral anatomy as a whole. She’ll make sure to diagnose and plan to treat any signs of decay or damage that she sees during this process. Our hygienists can also clear away plaque that you might have missed at home with your toothbrush, leaving your mouth looking and feeling fresh.
Nightguards for Bruxism
You might not have heard the term “bruxism” before, but you may be familiar with its symptoms: unconscious teeth grinding at night that leads to jaw pain, headaches, and sore teeth. That’s not all, though; untreated bruxism can weaken your teeth and increase the risk of painful sensitivity, cavities, and fractures. Fortunately, Dr. Courtin can make you a custom-fit nightguard that, when worn to bed, acts as a cushion between your upper and lower teeth to prevent damage from grinding.
You can find fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. It’s probably even added to your neighborhood’s public drinking water. Decades of research have proven that fluoride significantly reduces the risk of cavities, repair small sections of damaged tooth enamel, and even reverse minor cavities. At Courtin Dental, we can quickly apply a topical fluoride gel after your teeth cleaning, giving your smile an extra boost of cavity protection until your next appointment.
Oral Cancer Screenings
More than 11,000 people lose their lives to oral cancer each year, most often because the disease wasn’t caught until the advanced stages. Early detection is critical in successfully treating the condition, which is why Dr. Courtin screens for oral cancer during each of your routine exams. If she finds the slightest indication of cancerous or precancerous tissue in your mouth, she’ll promptly arrange for a biopsy.