Preventive Dentistry – Tyler, TX
Your Path to a Problem-Free Smile
It’s important to regularly attend general dentistry appointments at a skilled dentist’s office. Dr. Stansbury sees patients twice a year for dental checkups and cleanings to keep an eye on their overall oral health. These visits are recommended by the American Dental Association, as many dental problems can go unnoticed by an untrained eye. Dr. Stansbury can identify, correct, and prevent potential oral health issues during these appointments. Call today to schedule your checkup at our Tyler, Texas office.
Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection
- All-Digital X-Rays & Cone Beam
- Decades of Proven Clinical Experience
Checkups & Cleanings
Many people have pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria can easily hide and cause decay. Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier against small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective at preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Sealants can last up to ten years. You can ask Dr. Stansbury about this beneficial technique at your next appointment or when you contact our office.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Many people unconsciously clench their jaw and grind their teeth when they are stressed, and for some, this only occurs while they are asleep. This is a condition called bruxism, and left alone, it can severely wear down the teeth to the point that they actually break! We can help patients with this issue rest a little easier with a custom-made nightguard. It is a small oral appliance that fits over the teeth and protects them from making harmful contact during the night.
Mouthguards & Sportsguards
Did you know that dental injuries account for 40% of all sports-related injuries? That’s a lot of broken and knocked out teeth! An easy way to keep your smile in one piece the next time you hit the field, mat, or court is to wear a custom-made mouthguard from Dr. Stansbury. His mouthguards are not only much thicker and stronger than generic ones, but more comfortable as well, because they are personalized to fit over a patient’s unique teeth.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is an often fatal disease that is actually very treatable when detected early, which is why Dr. Stansbury includes an oral cancer screening as part of every routine checkup. He’ll spend a few minutes looking at your mouth and the surrounding areas for any signs of cancerous or precancerous cells (such as persistent sores or scaly patches of tissue). If he finds anything that causes concern, he can help you get the follow-up care you need right away.
For decades, it has been common knowledge that fluoride helps protect the teeth from decay and cavities, which is why you’ll often find it added to toothpaste and community water sources. However, many people don’t get enough on a day to day basis to keep their smile completely safe, which is why we can include a concentrated fluoride treatment as part of your regular visits. It’s quick, it’s painless, and it’s one of the best ways to keep you cavity-free between appointments.