No matter how good your at-home care might be, it’s so important that you complete your routine dental checkups and preventive dentistry in McAllen, TX at our dental office on a regular basis. Brushing and flossing matters, but only a dentist like Dr. Tijerina can effectively catch problematic issues invisible to the naked eye as well as treat them before they turn into serious and expensive dental problems. If you or your family is ready for comprehensive care from a team that actually takes the time to get to know you, call our dental office today!
The foundation for any long-term oral health routine, checkups and cleanings act as the first line of defense against tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and other underlying conditions you might not have otherwise known about. During your checkup, we confirm the presence of plaque, tartar and other issues, then we remove them with a detailed cleaning. We recommend patients come in once every six months to avoid the majority of dental issues sooner rather than later.
Fluoride is found in more things than you might initially think. Of course it’s in your toothpaste, but it’s also in the foods you eat, the public water you drink, and the fluoride applications we provide right here in our dental office! Following your cleaning, we apply a small amount of highly-concentrated fluoride ions directly to your enamel, giving it the strength it needs to withstand food and bacteria throughout the day. It also provides an added layer of protection that lasts well until your next visit.
Tooth enamel does not grow back once it’s gone, and teeth grinding and clenching is a sure way to break it down permanently, even if you have good oral hygiene. Typically caused by having an uneven bite or experiencing lots of stress, bruxism affects millions of people every year. With a custom-made nightguard fabricated by one of our trusted dental labs, we can ensure the most protection possible as you sleep through the night.
With so many oral care products on the market today, it’s certainly a good problem to have. Choosing the right product for your specific needs, whether it’s tartar control, whitening, teeth sensitivity or something else, you’re bound to find something that works for you! While we recommend Crest products to our patients, we’re happy to help you build your oral care routine so that you find it the most enjoyable and effective.