Oral Hygiene & Dental Sealants in Grand Prairie
Your Path to Optimal Oral Health
Great Southwest Family Dental and Implants is here to help you in your pursuit of optimal oral health. Our Grand Prairie dental team will provide everything you need to achieve a beautiful smile, from performing teeth cleanings, oral cancer exams, and procedure of dental sealants to advise you on ways to maintain oral hygiene in the home.
How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?
It is highly recommended that you visit our office for a professional dental exam and cleaning at least once every six months. Preventative dental care is an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene.
Comfortable, Professional Teeth Cleanings in Grand Prairie
Bi-annual teeth cleanings are a critical component of your overall oral health. Even if you brush twice a day, use mouthwash, and you floss, harmful bacteria can accumulate on your teeth. A professional cleaning removes plaque from your teeth to prevent it from causing even more severe issues down the road. During the check-up, our dentists and hygienists will also examine your mouth for any issues, such as cavities and gum problems.
If you have any questions about oral hygiene aids, please contact our practice. We would be more than happy to advise you on the aids that would be best for your specific situation.
Benefits to Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is no joke and can be a scary, life-threatening disease. It's very important to get screened to detect signs of bacterial infections early on in order to prevent serious complications. Screenings are also extremely easy to use and completely painless.If you have never been screened for oral cancer or if you feel it's time to make an appointment, we invite you to schedule a appointment as soon as possible.
Why Do I Need Dental Sealants?
While regular brushing and flossing are generally adequate in preventing cavities, sometimes some additional protection is required. Sealants are a thin, plastic coating that cover the chewing surfaces of premolars and molars. With over 75% of tooth decay occurring around these grooves, these sealants are used to protect and prevent any decay by sealing any deep pits and fissures, creating a smoother and easier surface to clean.
Baby teeth: Utilized for cavity-prone teeth with deep grooves or depressions
Children and adolescents: As soon as the first permanent molars emerge or any time within the cavity-prone years of 6-16
Adults: For teeth that aren’t yet decayed but contain deep pits and fissures
Process of Sealants Procedure
Applying sealants is a quick and painless procedure that requires just one appointment to complete. First the tooth is cleaned and dried before applying an acidic gel onto the surface. This gel is used to roughen the surface and allow for greater bonding of the sealant to the tooth. Once the gel is removed, the tooth is cleaned again and the sealant is applied. Using a blue light, the sealant is fused and hardens to the tooth, completing the process.
This procedure is simple yet offers long-term protection for your overall oral health. Proper oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and routine dental visits will further prolong the lifetime of your sealants.
Experienced & Compassionate Staff
Our family is here to help your family! Our experienced team helps patients of all ages, with any dental needs.
One-Stop Shop For Your Dental Needs
To provide our patients with confidence and convenience, our team is highly trained to handle any dental procedure.
State of the Art Technology
Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology, so our patients receive precise and accurate care.
High Quality Surgical Care
Our dentists are trained in advanced comprehensive surgery to ensure that our patients receive quality care.