Cleanings and Prevention
Cleanings and Prevention at our Houston Dental Office
The best way to prevent costly and uncomfortable future dental problems is to create a comprehensive cleaning and prevention regimen with the help of your dentist. At Bailey Dental Group, a Houston dental office, we will help you to achieve a smile that will last a lifetime. Dr. Cory W. Bailey will customize preventive programs that aim to preserve the natural structures in the mouth, prevent the onset or progress of dental diseases, and keep your smile looking amazing for years to come.
Oral Hygiene Prevention
The path to preventing serious dental issues starts at home. Maintaining good oral hygiene through regular brushing with a quality toothbrush, daily flossing, and use of a preventive mouthwash are all vital to laying the foundation for healthy teeth and gums. A balanced diet is also important. Dr. Bailey educates dental patients about nutritional choices to make them aware that what you eat – and how you eat-- can contribute to your overall oral health. Cutting back on foods that can erode or otherwise damage teeth helps to prevent more serious dental problems down the road, while adding certain foods to your diet can actually strengthen the teeth and gums.
Routine Dental Exams
Since the cleaning of your teeth and the prevention of dental decay and gum disease is a cooperative activity between you and your dentist, we offer professional cleaning services and X-rays during your regular dental exams, as well as offer sealants and fluoride treatments to help protect your teeth and enhance your smile. In addition to the cleaning and preventive measures available at our dental office, we can also provide guidance around a variety of oral care products including: mouth rinses, oral irrigators, rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, toothbrushes, dental floss, and interdental cleaners. An oral cancer screening and biopsy may also be conducted, if necessary.
Dr. Bailey and his Houston dental team can help you to discover the perfect toothbrush for your particular needs. Dr. Bailey may also suggest an electric toothbrush to give you an advantage over decay. An electric toothbrush is generally regarded as superior to a manual version, as the amount of surface area that is cleaned in a shorter amount of time often results in fewer dental issues among patients who choose the powered option.
Gum Disease Prevention
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the developing world, and much of it is completely preventable. By combining twice-per-year cleanings at our office with rigorous daily self-care, you can ensure that your teeth and gums are well cared for and always looking their best. If you have already developed gum disease, Dr. Bailey will work with you to regain oral health and through a maintenance cleaning program, stop the progression of the disease.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
To make sure that your cleaning and preventive care regimen will deliver the healthy, confident, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted - contact us at our Northwest Houston dental office in Cypress, Texas today to schedule a consultation! A little prevention now can help you to avoid serious and potentially costly dental problems in the future.