General Dentist in Houston, TX will Help Protect Your Smile

At Houston Uptown Dentists, Dr. Juarez, Dr. Arnold, and our team provide several general dental options to offer you truly personalized care. With help from your Houston general dentist, you will:

  • Keep your whole mouth healthy and your smile beautiful
  • Gain peace of mind about your oral health
  • Increase your confidence to show off a full and genuine smile
  • Prevent bigger oral problems and more extensive treatment later on

Call us today at 832-463-1021 to schedule an appointment. We’re here to serve all your smile care needs. Be sure to ask about our new patient special, which includes a cleaning with needed X-rays for just $149!

Your Smile Will Stay Bright With Dental Cleanings & Exams

With regular dental cleanings and exams from Houston Uptown Dentists, we will not only keep your smile looking great, but we’ll also catch problems while they’re still small and easily manageable. Before beginning your checkup, your dentist will discuss your priorities to better guide your exam and our dental treatment recommendations.

Along with a thorough cleaning, we will provide a “camera tour” of the inside of your mouth so you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. We will also thoroughly assess your oral health using state-of-the-art dental technology, including:

  • Digital X-rays displayed on a screen for a clear picture of your oral health and for patient education
  • VELscope assessment devices for oral cancer screenings
  • DIAGNOdent cavity detection system to catch signs of tooth decay that might otherwise be missed

To improve and protect your overall health, we will also perform a sleep apnea screening, evaluate your jaw joint to determine if you could benefit from a TMJ or teeth grinding solution, and check for any signs of gum disease.

Keep Your Mouth Healthy With Our Skilled Treatment

A beautiful smile is important, but to ensure your overall oral health, we will also thoroughly examine your gums to find out if you require gum disease treatment. If you show signs of gum disease, we will relieve your discomfort and eliminate the offending bacteria using gentle dental laser therapy.

Depending on your situation, we can also use special processes called scaling and root planing to eradicate gum disease. To treat gum recession caused by gum disease, we may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique or a gum graft. Once your gum disease has been addressed, we will help you prevent it from coming back with a take-home treatment system called Perio Protect®.

To keep tooth decay and damage at bay, we can provide several services to protect your teeth, including:

  • BPA-free dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fluoride varnish
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Dry mouth and bad breath treatments
  • Custom night guards

If you or your child like to stay active, we can also help prevent a potential dental emergency with a custom-made athletic mouthguard.

You and your family deserve great care from a Houston general dentist. Call us today at 832-463-1021 to request your appointments. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About General Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry includes several services designed to keep your smile attractive and your mouth healthy. Among these services are dental cleanings and exams, preventive treatments like fluoride treatments, dental sealants to prevent cavities, and custom-fit mouthguards to protect your teeth against damage when playing sports or from teeth grinding.

Can a general dentist perform gum surgery?

Not all general dentists perform gum surgery, but the dentists at our practice do. Dr. Juarez and Dr. Arnold have been trained in and have experience restoring gum health through surgery. For gum recession, we offer both traditional gum grafting as well as the innovative Chao Pinhole® Surgery Technique. We’ll be happy to go over both options with you to see which one suits your needs best.

Can specialists practice general dentistry?

Although a dental specialist can practice general dentistry, most specialists limit their practice to their chosen field of specialty, as that is what they received additional training and education in. You will receive better general dental care from a general dentist because they are experienced in treating a wide variety of problems every day.

Who needs dental sealants?

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating. We use them on back teeth, which have grooves on the chewing surface where bacteria tends to accumulate. This makes these teeth especially prone to cavities. We often recommend applying sealants to a child’s premolars and permanent molars as soon as they come in – around ages 6 and 12, respectively. According to the CDC, school-age children without sealants have nearly three times more cavities than children with them. Cavity-prone adults may benefit from sealants too.

How can you treat dry mouth at home?

Depending on the cause of your dry mouth, you can take successful steps to remedy the condition. It may be as simple as drinking more water to keep you well hydrated. We can also recommend specialty products you can use at home to help keep your mouth moist so you feel more comfortable.

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