Preventive Dentistry in Houston

With our high-quality orthodontic treatments, and modern techniques and equipment, our doctors are able to address and correct misaligned bites, crooked teeth, and overall abnormalities of the teeth and jaw. Under our compassionate care and treatment, we promise your smile is in good hands.

Preventive dentistry is at the heart of what we do at Elite Dental Wellness. Our doctors have a simple mission. We want to prevent dental problems like cavities and gum disease before they happen. And with routine six-month checkups, teeth cleanings, and other preventive treatments, we can help you stay on top of your oral health in Houston. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and take control of your dental wellbeing.

Why Is Preventive Dentistry Important?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With a good at-home oral hygiene routine, a healthy diet and lifestyle, and the right preventive treatments from Elite Dental Wellness, you can virtually eliminate your risk of gum disease, cavities, and many more oral health problems.

Not only does this keep your smile bright and healthy, but it also saves you time and money. Preventing oral health problems completely or treating them early means you won’t spend as much time at the dentist, or as much money on restorative treatments like fillings, root canals, and gum cleanings.

What to Expect

The Orthodontic Care Process

With orthodontic care, it is important to take dental impressions and x-rays to efficiently determine what type of treatment you will need. After placing the braces or starting your aligners, follow up appointments and maintenance are the most essential part of orthodontic care. We will go over a treatment plan with you and schedule any appointments so you can remain diligent about keeping a healthy smile.

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Preventive Dentistry Treatment Options

Fluoride treatments

In a fluoride treatment, your dentist will paint a thin layer of fluoride-rich liquid onto your teeth, leave it in place for a few minutes, then rinse it away. This helps strengthen your teeth and prevents cavities.

Dental sealants

Sealants are thin layers of transparent dental resin that are usually applied to the rear teeth. Your dentist will apply this resin in a liquid form, then harden it with a special light. This forms a strong barrier that prevents cavities for 5-10 years.

Periodontal care

We offer periodontal care such as deep cleanings (scaling and root planing). With early intervention, periodontal (gum) disease can be halted or even reversed completely. And the sooner you get treatment, the better your outcome will be, so contact Elite Dental Wellness right away for an appointment.

Oral cancer screenings

Our Houston dentists perform an oral cancer screening as part of every appointment. They’ll look for lesions, discolored patches of tissue, and other signs that you may have oral cancer. This gives you peace of mind, and ensures you can get further treatment immediately if we notice a potential issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Proper Way To Brush My Teeth?

You should brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes, and you should use ADA-approved toothpaste that contains fluoride. You can use either a manual or electric toothbrush. Soft or medium bristles are the best, since really stiff bristles can damage your gums and enamel.

We recommend spending at least 30 seconds on each quadrant of your mouth. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, and brush each tooth in short, tooth-length strokes. Brush the fronts, tops, and backs of each tooth. Along with brushing twice a day, you should also floss once per day to remove food particles and debris that can’t be removed with brushing alone.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Preventive Care?

When it comes to routine checkups, the answer is almost always “yes.” Just about every dental insurance plan covers two yearly teeth cleanings and oral exams, as well as one set of x-rays per year.

However, coverage for fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and periodontal care may differ. To understand what your insurance does or doesn’t cover, we recommend consulting with your policy documentation or contacting your insurer directly.