Preventive Dentistry – Sachse, TX
Stopping Oral Health Issues in Their Tracks
The easiest way to avoid painful oral health problems, high dental bills, and time-consuming procedures is to take a proactive approach to your smile’s health. Attending regular preventive dental appointments can preserve your natural smile, and it benefits your wallet just as much as your teeth! At Wiese Dental, Dr. Robert Wiese leaves no stone unturned when it comes to your oral health, so you can be sure he’ll detect and treat dental issues in their earliest stages. If it has been more than six months since your last dental visit, call us today to book your next one!
Why Choose Wiese Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Compassionate Dentist with 35+ Years of Experience
- Cozy Dental Office Equipped with the Latest Technology
- Relaxing Sedation Dentistry Options Available
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
We recommend that most patients attend at least two dental checkups per year. These appointments give Dr. Wiese the opportunity to look over your mouth, take X-rays, and let you know whether you have any early signs of oral health issues that you may not have noticed yet. He can then develop a plan to treat them before they cause any serious harm. Afterward, one of our hygienists will make your mouth feel refreshed with a professional cleaning, which removes built-up plaque and tartar that you may have missed in your at-home oral care routine.
Nightguards for Bruxism
You may not have heard the term “bruxism,” but about 31% of the population is familiar with its symptoms – nighttime teeth grinding that leaves your teeth sore and your jaw aching. Not only is untreated bruxism painful, but it can also wear down the enamel of your teeth, increasing their risk for sensitivity, cavities, and fracture. To protect your teeth and take the pressure off of your jaw joints, we can provide a custom nightguard. This comfortable device fits snugly over the teeth, creating a cushioning that prevents damage from grinding.
Fluoride is a mineral that you can find in the air as well as some fruits and vegetables. It has even been added to most toothpastes and public sources of drinking water because research has linked it to a lowered risk of tooth decay. However, if you’re not getting enough fluoride in your day-to-day life, we can apply a topical fluoride gel to your teeth after your cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screening
During your exams, Dr. Wiese checks for more than just cavities. He also takes a close look at the soft tissues in your mouth and throat for warning signs of oral cancer, such as strange lumps and sores that are slow to heal. Oral cancer has a lower survival rate than many other types of cancer, mainly because patients often remain undiagnosed until the later stages of the disease. Luckily, Dr. Wiese’s highly trained eyes can spot the earliest signs, and if he finds anything suspicious, he’ll make sure you get the specialized treatment you need as soon as possible.
While dental sealants are often recommended for younger patients, they can also benefit adults, especially those who are particularly cavity-prone. This quick and easy treatment involves painting a thin, clear layer of resin to the chewing surface of the molars and premolars toward the back of the mouth. Since these teeth are the most susceptible to wear and tear and decay, they stand to gain the most from this treatment. Dental sealants can provide up to a decade of protection before they need to be reapplied.