Preventive Dentistry - Westchase • West Houston, TX
Lifelong Oral Health is Possible!
AT MDRN Dental, we’d like to be you and your family’s trusted partners throughout the years as everyone works towards healthier, happier smiles. By focusing on preventive care first, we can stop potential problems in their tracks early on and save you hard-earned money. Has it been more than six months since your last checkup and cleaning? Our practice serves patients in Westchase and throughout the greater West Houston area – contact us today to get started!
Why Choose MDRN Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- We See Children, Adults & Whole Families
- Comprehensive Dentistry In 1 Convenient Location
- Dedicated Dentist With Extensive Advanced Training
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
While brushing and flossing at home is a very important part of oral health, problems can sometimes develop that may go unnoticed during nightly routines. That’s why visiting your dentist regularly for dedicated examinations and hygiene sessions is highly recommended as well. During these appointments, Dr. Stapleton will take care to review every component of your smile thoroughly, including the teeth, gum tissue, overall bite, TMJ joints, existing restorative work (like fillings and crowns), and more. Additionally, a professional cleaning will remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup and even polish away minor staining.
One of the most likely locations for cavities to develop over time is on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. This is especially true for children, who may struggle to reach these areas of the mouth with the toothbrush and floss in their earlier years. Thankfully, dental sealants can lend a helping hand. These invisible plastic resin coatings help to smooth out the pits and grooves along the chewing surfaces of these teeth, blocking out food particles from sticking in place.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (more commonly referred to as “teeth grinding”) is a common bad habit that can often take place when the patient is asleep and completely unaware. If you’re a chronic nighttime grinder who’s regularly experiencing facial pain and a sore jaw in the mornings, be sure to talk to Dr. Stapleton. He can create a custom-made “nightguard” that helps protect both rows of teeth from harmful contact while you rest easier.
Mouthguards / Sportsguards
Do you (or a family member) regularly play sports where there’s a distinct possibility of physical contact? In addition to your head and elbows, make sure you’re protecting your smile as well! It’s easy enough to find a “one size fits all” mouthguard at the local athletics store, but a custom-made appliance from MDRN Dental offers protection that’s at the next level. Not only are these “sportsguards” highly stable and comfortable, but their flexible nature allows for easy breathing and speaking during the big game as well.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Tens of thousands of new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every single year, many of which have already reached advanced stages. At MDRN Dental, your safety and health are important to us, which is why oral cancer screenings are an integral part of every routine checkup. Dr. Stapleton will carefully inspect the oral tissue for tell-tale signs of abnormalities, including discoloration, strange lumps, or slow-healing sores. If anything suspicious arises, a biopsy can be arranged to test for cancerous cells.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s often added to oral hygiene products and even community water supplies for a good reason – years of research have demonstrated that its presence can actually positively influence oral health and even reduce the risk of cavities. That’s why our team often recommends professional fluoride treatments for children and adults alike here in Westchase. This process can be completed during a routine checkup and cleaning as a topical application and only requires a few minutes of time.
At MDRN Dental, we really enjoy helping young patients lay down the building blocks for great oral health through positive, gentle attention in the treatment chair. Plus, by seeing everyone in one place, we can save your whole family valuable time that would otherwise be spent traveling to different dental practices! Dr. Stapleton provides several services that are a great fit for growing smiles, including protective dental sealants, fluoride treatments, tooth-colored fillings, and more.
Periodontal/gum disease is one of the most common health problems on the planet, as well as the clear leading cause of adult tooth loss here in the United States. This infection starts out at a gradual pace, but untreated cases can quickly grow out of control and threaten your smile. Our team will do everything we can to stop gum disease in its tracks as early as possible, providing dedicated deep cleanings and focused antibiotic therapy to remove harmful bacteria from the mouth.