Dental Care in Spring TX

Dental Care

The Importance of Hygiene Visits

Professional Teeth Cleaning Spring TXOne of the more vital reasons to make a dental appointment is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar develop on teeth over time. Plaque is gooey, but regular brushing typically removes most of it. But unremoved plaque hardens into tartar, which is beyond the reach of your average toothbrush and floss. Tartar deposits grow below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. If you don't get rid of the plaque, you risk more worrisome issues with your teeth and gums later on. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other life-altering conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned routinely is one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy!

Senior Dental Care is Different

Just as our bodies transition as we advance in age, our teeth and gums do also. Decades of plaque buildup, as well as drinking coffee, tea, or using tobacco, can make teeth become dark. Ask us about procedures that can treat these issues. Reduced saliva flow is sometimes a side effect of certain medications. There are products that can ease this condition. Your fillings are aging, too, which can lead to weakening or cracking. Regular check-ups will allow us to stay on top of your existing fillings. Gum disease and root decay can be prevalent in seniors. Daily cleaning and good nutrition are vital for healthy gums. If your gums become red, begin to bleed, or your teeth start to feel loose, contact us immediately.

We Care About Kids!Children's Dentistry Spring TX

We aim to make children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You can know that your child will receive the newest advancements in modern children's dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and empathy. We encourage proper dental care habits in children and delight in teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We hope to see them for their first dental visit when they're three years old and aspire to watch them grow year after year.

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!

We know that children (and adults) often don't do the best job of brushing their teeth. And in truth, even meticulous brushing may not always reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This allows the development of bacteria, acids, and plaque, which will lead to decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is damaged forever and will need a filling or a crown. Fortunately, the application of dental sealants can help. The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized. A thin white or clear plastic coating is applied. Then, a curing light is directed at the sealant to bond it into place. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots, drills, or removal of any tooth structure. Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive items that both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!

Third Molar Extractions

Third molars, otherwise known as wisdom teeth, develop later than other adult teeth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. These teeth are located in the very back of the mouth, often becoming impacted if they don't fit in the arch of the upper or lower jaw. Impaction means the tooth doesn't grow straight up; instead, it becomes encased in the jaw bone. This can create a host of problems, as it can push and crowd other teeth, making those teeth grow in improperly. Cavities can easily occur because wisdom teeth are hard to keep clean. Infection can even develop in the jaw bone. The best solution is to have them extracted as soon as they appear, before these issues and the density of the jaw bone increases, making it harder to remove them. Dr. Glass works with a board-certified oral surgeon so extractions can be done right here in our office, without you having to be referred elsewhere. IV sedation is available, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation consultation, call us now at (281) 376-1214.

Advance Dentistry of Spring Texas

7000 Louetta Road, Suite A • Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214

Children's Dentistry Spring TX • Dental Sealants Dentist • Preventive Dentistry Texas