Preventive Dentistry Houston, TX
Healthy smiles start with professional preventive dentistry. At Edge Dental, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
At Edge Dental, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive dental services that our practice provides.
Cleanings, Exams and X-rays
Professional cleanings performed by a hygienist or dental assistant are important to your dental health as are daily brushing and flossing. Twice yearly dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair.
Sometimes there isn't anymore that can be done for a tooth. When a tooth has become too decayed or damaged to keep around, an extraction can be your best bet in the long run concerning not only your pain but the health of the rest of your mouth as well.
Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, Dr. Justin Lai can talk to you about your health history and examine you for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to Edge Dental can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
One of the best ways to keep your gums from bleeding when you come in for a cleaning is to floss regularly. Brushing your teeth before or after flossing is less important than whether you floss or not.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects how you breathe when sleeping. During sleep, normal breathing can be interrupted for 10 seconds or more hundreds of times during a single night.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel.