General Dentistry Services For All Your Family’s Smiles
Has it been awhile since your last visit to the dentist? If you want to keep your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful, call Houston Uptown Dentists at 832-463-1021 for a variety of general dentistry services!
Dr. Amanda Juarez, Dr. Hanna Lindskog, and our compassionate team of dental professionals use their extensive experience to provide the best care possible for patients of all ages at our conveniently located Houston, TX dentist office!
Maintain Your Healthy Smile With Dental Cleanings And Exams
Did you know there are grooves in the chewing surfaces of your teeth that are so small not even a single toothbrush bristle can fit inside them? Because some areas in your mouth are impossible to clean without professional help, you should visit Houston Uptown Dentists every six months for a thorough dental cleaning and exam!
Along with providing thorough cleanings, we also educate our patients on the state of their teeth and overall oral health. We will thoroughly explain every procedure we recommend and show you what we are talking about so you’ll know why we are suggesting that particular solution. We can even provide a “camera tour” of the inside of your mouth using our state-of-the-art intraoral camera. You’ll be able to see what we are seeing!
But that’s not the only advanced dental technology we use in our Houston, TX dental office. To provide you with the best care possible, we have invested in:
- Digital X-rays, which produce clearer images with a fraction of the radiation of traditional X-ray systems
- VELscope and Vizilite systems to perform oral cancer screenings
- The DIAGNOdent cavity detection system to catch signs of tooth decay that might otherwise go overlooked
Another reason to visit us for dental cleanings and exams is that we will catch problems while they are still small and easily manageable. This will save you time and money in the long run! For example, if we catch it early, we can clean away tooth decay and provide a tooth-colored filling instead of having to repair a severe cavity with a root canal treatment!
We will also perform other examinations to ensure your good oral and overall health, including:
- Full gum examinations and consultations
- Sleep apnea screening
- TMJ evaluations
Services To Keep Your Gums Healthy
When you brush and floss your teeth, do you have a little bit of blood in your spit? If so, you may have gum disease. This is actually an incredibly common issue – it has been estimated that as many as 50 percent of all Americans suffer from gum disease to some degree or another.
In many cases of early gum disease, patients may not be showing any symptoms at all. That said, if you are experiencing any of the following, you should call us right away for a gum evaluation:
- Tender, swollen, and/or red gums
- Inflamed, sensitive gums
- Gums that pull away from your teeth, exposing tooth roots
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
- Teeth that feel loose
- Persistent and/or chronic bad breath
If we determine that you need gum disease treatment, we will use our cutting-edge LANAP or PerioLase dental laser to gently remove the infected tissue. We can also provide a deep cleaning in between your gumline and tooth roots using special processes called scaling and root planing. You can also manage the issue with a take-home antibacterial Perio Protect® kit.
And if your gums have receded, we can also get your gumline back where it needs to be using the innovative Chao Pinhole® technique to perform a gum recession treatment!
Additional General Dentistry Services
We offer several other general dentistry services to improve and maintain your beautiful smile and oral health, including customized nutritional counseling!
If you or your child like to stay active, we can help protect teeth and gums with custom-made athletic mouthguards. You may just avoid a dental emergency during your next big game!
If you have a TMJ disorder and involuntarily grind your teeth at night, we can also provide a custom mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding!
We also offer preventive dentistry treatments to strengthen your teeth against tooth decay, including:
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Fluoride varnish
Do you have dry mouth or chronic bad breath? We can provide professional advice on how to solve those problems too!