Visiting the dentist regularly is very important to maintaining long-term oral health. However, this is only one step to keeping your mouth healthy for many years to come. Oral health is not a sprint; it is a marathon! That’s why we’re ready to provide your family with thorough exams, professional cleanings, and preventive dentistry in Northwest Dallas, treating dental issues before they have a chance to develop into a serious condition. Contact our dental office today to schedule your next appointment!
To maintain and protect you and your family’s oral health, we recommend routine visits once every six months. Doing so gives us the chance to confirm the status of your teeth and gums, catch any underlying problems with our advanced diagnostic technology, and create personalized treatments that meet your needs. For example, we can remove harmful plaque and tartar before it creates cavities as well as catch gum disease. By the end of your visit, you’ll be leaving with a clean, polished mouth as well as the peace of mind that your oral health is in good condition!
Dr. Patel encourages you to bring each of your family members along to get the treatments they need. We work hard to provide all needed services under one roof, making it easier to get your family’s dental care without traveling to multiple dental offices in the process. Our dental office staff is fully trained to work with patients of all ages, especially your youngest! We have a friendly and relaxing environment that your child will feel comfortable receiving care in.
Early development is incredibly important for your child’s overall health, and oral health is no exception. As they become accustomed to practicing daily oral care, it can be easy for them to miss essential areas of their teeth, especially their molars and pre-molars which have deeper pits and grooves. That’s why we recommend dental sealants, a treatment that uses thin layers of composite resin to seal their most vulnerable teeth away from harmful plaque and food debris. It’s the perfect way to help your child avoid cavities at a young age as they perfect their brushing and flossing technique!
You’ve probably heard in the past that the toothpaste you should be using needs to be fluoridated to effectively kill cavity-causing bacteria. This essential mineral can also be found in the foods we eat and in our public drinking water, providing additional protection to families. Because of fluoride’s natural ability to improve oral health, we recommend regular fluoride applications during your routine cleanings.
Dr. Patel is in a unique position to catch serious systemic conditions. This includes oral cancer, which has been an epidemic in the United States for quite some time now. With tens of thousands of new cases diagnosed every year, Coco Dental Studio provides routine oral cancer screenings during checkups. During your exam, we’ll be on the lookout for abnormal cell growth inside the mouth and throat. If we suspect any issues, we’ll schedule you for a biopsy to test tissue further.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, chronic teeth grinding has the potential to affect people of all ages. What’s unfortunate is that most are completely unaware they have the condition until they start to notice tooth pain or until a dentist tells them. If you often wake up with chronic jaw pain or headaches, you can treat these symptoms by visiting our dental office. Dr. Patel can create a custom nightguard that protects your teeth from bruxism-induced grinding and clenching.
Does your child participate in a contact sport at school? One of the most common causes of a dental emergency includes sporting injuries, largely due to not wearing protective gear or wearing gear that is insufficient. Not only can we create a custom-made mouthguard for your child that fits more comfortably, but it will last much longer than anything you’d find over-the-counter. We can give your child a mouthguard they’ll actually want to use!