Preventive Dentistry – Houston, TX
Preventing Long-Term Dental Issues
Maintaining a happy, healthy smile is a lifelong job, and our team here at Tamborello Dental Associates would love to be your trusted partners in this goal. With routine appointments and other preventive services at our central Houston dental office, Dr. Donald Tamborello, Dr. Christopher Devlin, and Dr. Holly Boone can locate dental damage, decay, and sources of discomfort as early as possible to protect you from more severe problems down the road. Contact us today if you have any questions for our team or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Houston, TX. We’re happy to serve the areas of Montrose, Braes Heights, Upper Kirby, Bellaire, River Oaks, West University, and beyond.
Why Choose Tamborello Dental Associates for Preventive Dentistry?
- Three Extensively Trained Dentists
- Advanced Technology and Treatments
- Most PPO Dental Plans Accepted
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Even if your oral health is generally good, it’s entirely possible for problems to hide under the surface, becoming worse and worse over time until major intervention is required. Dr. Tamborello, Dr. Boone, and Dr. Devlin minimize these concerns with regular check-ups and cleanings at our Houston dental office!
Typically, we recommend patients visit twice a year; those with more severe cases of gum disease or tooth decay may need more frequent appointments. Our team will be as thorough as possible inspecting teeth, gums, jaw, bite, existing restorations, and other important structures for any concerning signs that need further attention. Once we fully understand your unique smile, one of our doctors can work with you to develop the ideal treatment plan that addresses your needs and exceeds your expectations. Then, an in-depth cleaning will remove dangerous plaque and tartar that’s formed on the teeth and gums, leaving your mouth feeling refreshed.
Dental sealants can be a big help for younger patients who are still learning how to effectively care for their smiles as well as adults who are sensitive to tooth decay. We’ll paint this tough plastic material directly over the chewing surfaces of certain back teeth, “sealing” the grooves shut so bacteria and food particles have a much harder time getting trapped there. The procedure is simple and painless, and with proper maintenance, sealants last ten years or more.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), you may be experiencing unpleasant symptoms like headaches, facial pain, and inexplicably damaged teeth. This condition is very common, and because it tends to happen at night, many patients are unaware of it. If our Houston doctors determine that you’re suffering from bruxism, we can provide valuable support and protection in the form of a custom nightguard. By wearing this oral appliance while you’re sleeping, it can keep your teeth safe from the ill effects of grinding.
Oral Cancer Screenings
On average, oral cancer kills one person every hour. This staggering statistic is possible because most cases of the disease aren’t diagnosed until they are advanced, making treatment difficult and often unsuccessful. Thankfully, by including oral cancer screenings as a vital part of your routine appointments, our team can catch signs of this condition earlier than ever before for the sake of your safety and wellbeing. We’ll thoroughly scan your soft tissue for any common signs of cancerous cells, which could include red or white patches, lumps or crusty areas, or oral sores that aren’t healing. If we locate a suspicious area, our doctors will help you take the next steps towards a confident diagnosis.
Gum Disease Therapy
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common dental problems patients face, and while symptoms may seem harmless at first, they can quickly develop into lasting consequences. At Tamborello Dental Associates, our team takes this threat very seriously. We’ll always screen for gum disease during your routine check-ups, and several therapy options are available to treat your symptoms and provide relief if needed. These include antibiotic therapy, an in-depth cleaning known as scaling and root planing, and more.