Dental Exams and Cleanings
If you are on a regular 6 month cleaning, your cleaning is typically called a prophy which is short for prophylaxis. During a routine prophy you get radiographs taken, a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums, and fluoride application depending on your caries risk level. Oral hygiene instruction is also given to help prevent gum inflammation and cavities.
Nightguards are made custom for each patient to help prevent wear on your teeth and protect your teeth from deteriorating as quickly. Nightguards may be helpful if you suffer from jaw pain due to grinding or clenching your teeth. Many people do not realize that they do this during sleep, but there are signs your dentist can see to determine if you are doing these things.
Schedule your appointment for preventative dental care at (281) 363-1571