Preventive Dentistry Carrollton

Helping Maintain Healthy & Whole Smiles

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There are lots of good reasons to see the hygienist regularly for an oral health visit. Dental emergencies can strike anyone, but patients who regularly see us for oral hygiene visits have significantly fewer problems and lower expenses over time.

You only get one set of permanent teeth. At Flower Dental, we want to do everything we can to help you keep them for a lifetime with preventive dentistry in Carrollton.

Call 972-306-2273 today to schedule an appointment for your professional teeth cleaning!

Teeth Cleanings

Close up of a dental patient receiving a teeth cleaning

Everyone loves the smooth, glass surface of freshly polished teeth. No matter how well you brush your teeth at home, deposits of mineralized plaque, known as tartar, adhere to certain areas of the teeth. These deposits create an ideal home for millions of harmful bacteria to grow. If left undisturbed, these bacteria produce a flood of toxins in the gums which is called periodontal or gum disease.

Over time, this can create irreversible damage and devastating chronic problems in your mouth including loss of the teeth. What’s more, the bacteria spread throughout your body and can help create or exacerbate various serious medical conditions.

Our registered dental hygienists help you maintain optimal health by removing these deposits from the tooth surfaces. Furthermore, we use professional-strength polishing paste that gently buffs away stain and microscopic plaque, leaving your teeth ultra-smooth and shiny. Since discoloration settles into the enamel of your teeth over time, this helps slow yellowing while maintaining a glassy surface for better cleansing.

Oral Cancer Screening

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Among healthcare professionals, dentists and dental hygienists are in the best position to identify oral cancer at its earliest stages before this potentially deadly disease causes irreparable damage. In addition to regular examinations for any visible evidence of oral cancer, we also provide Vizilite screenings which can detect abnormalities in the oral cavity long before they can be seen.

Fluoride Treatments

Dental patient having fluoride applied to their teeth

We encourage fluoride treatment at each oral health visit with the hygienist. With increased use of fluoride during the past few decades, the enamel on our teeth is stronger than ever. As a result, we are less likely to develop cavities than our grandparents were.

Dental Sealants

Illustrated row of teeth with dental sealants

Imagine you could wrap a protective blanket on each tooth to keep it from developing a cavity. With dental sealants, you can! Permanent molars that are sealed at a young age have a much lower risk of decay on the chewing surfaces. That means long-term benefits since children who have fewer restored teeth are much less likely to have dental problems throughout the rest of their lives.

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Digital Dental X-Rays

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Digital films with exquisite detail and dramatically reduced radiation exposure offer the ultimate in safety and diagnostic capability.