Preventive Dentistry – Allen, TX
We Take Small Steps
for Big Smiles
Want to know a secret? Lifelong dental health is much easier to achieve when you prevent problems from coming up in the first place. Even with years of state-of-the-art training and clinical experience in handling dental problems, Dr. Ward prefers to help patients preserve their natural, strong smile for as long as possible through simple preventive treatments. Has it been more than six months since you’ve had a checkup or cleaning? Get back on track and contact our team to schedule your appointment today!
Why Choose The Dental Den of Allen
for Preventive Dentistry?
- Weekend and Evening Appointments Available
- Dental Insurance Accepted
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
If you brush and floss your teeth every day, regular checkups and cleanings can seem unnecessary, but that’s simply not true! Bacteria-filled plaque can gather in hard-to-reach areas of your teeth and build up in a short amount of time. A checkup with Dr. Ward every six months ensures that any problems are found right away—before you experience pain or harm to your smile. A cleaning also removes this plaque and reduces your chances of having a dental problem in the future.
Although there is typically fluoride in public drinking water, your tooth enamel can always stand to have even more. This mineral makes teeth more resistant to decay, and we can put a concentrated fluoride varnish on yours just after we clear out any plaque and tartar buildup. In just a few minutes, this treatment strengthens your teeth and helps protect them from cavities until your next appointment six months later.
Nightguards for Bruxism
When they sleep, some people grind or clench their teeth, a condition called bruxism. Over time, the pressure of this unconscious habit can weaken teeth and increase the chances of cracks or breaks in the tooth structure. The good news is that our team can provide a custom nightguard that not only separates the upper and lower teeth, but also allows your muscles to relax, potentially easing jaw pain or headaches.
At-Home Hygiene Products
Although our in-office preventive services are important, so is your at-home hygiene routine. But how do you know which products to use for the most effective clean? Just ask us! We can recommend brands based on your unique needs so that you feel confident as you shop down the dental health aisle at the store. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the number of options available, you can know exactly what to look for!
Oral Cancer Screening
Dentists are experts at tracking down cavities and gum disease – but what about oral cancer? Searching for signs of cancerous cells is actually a vital part of each examination here in Allen, and we use Oral ID® to make the process as accurate as possible. This fluorescence technology clearly highlights abnormalities in the mouth, often before they’re even visible to the naked eye. By raising the alarm as early as possible, our team can help at-risk patients pursue further diagnostic help without delay.