Dr. Grapevine is a general, family dentist, providing routine dental care for children and adults. Routine teeth cleaning visits are important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During these visits we carefully screen for early risks to help you prevent more serious problems from occurring.
Importance of Preventive Dentistry
Children and teens are most susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that up to 50% of children will be affected by tooth decay by age 5.
Starting good oral hygiene habits early and taking your child to the dentist regularly can help to prevent tooth decay. When children visit our Plano, TX dental office, they receive a gentle dental cleaning and full evaluation. If we see early warning signs of cavities, we can offer interventions such as sealants or resin fillings.
As children mature, Dr. Grapevine is able to grow with them and offer more advanced treatments as needed. We also offer sports mouth guards to keep children's teeth protected.
Routine Visits Prevent Gum Disease & Other Dental Problems
Routine visits to the dentist can prevent major problems from advancing. Dr. Grapevine will recommend a schedule for you to follow. Most patients visit every six months, but some patients benefit from more frequent visits. Patients will also receive annual dental x-rays, oral cancer screening, periodontal screening and TMJ evaluation.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is estimated that over 75% of adults have some form of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Our dental health professionals offer non surgical treatment for gum disease called scaling and root planing. These methods remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gums.
Having an oral health regimen at home is key to maintaining your dental health. Brushing and flossing twice a day will help you keep your smile bright and healthy. G Family Dentistry recommends patients use Sonicare Toothbrushes for those needing extra help keeping their gums healthy. In fact, we believe in their benefits so much that we offer them for sale through our office.
How can Sonicare help you improve your oral health?
- Healthier gums in 2 weeks
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- Brushing effectively, yet gently
- Toothbrush solutions for specific oral care needs