Exams & Cleanings
Coming into the office for regularly scheduled exams and cleanings is a cornerstone of good oral hygiene. While brushing and flossing every day is essential in the fight against plaque buildup and tooth decay, visiting the dentist every six months is just as important. A dental cleaning utilizes professional tools and technology to remove the bacteria that you cannot fully get rid of at home. An exam allows us to catch any developing issues that could evolve into larger ones down the road. We pride ourselves on offering a relaxed and comfortable setting for exams and cleanings.
Oral Cancer Screenings
When you come in for an exam, your dentist will also conduct an oral cancer screening. This disease can affect anyone, regardless of overall health, so it is important to be vigilant in catching signs of it early. We look for lesions, lumps, sores, and any other abnormalities. If you have noticed any unusual changes like persistent throat pain, a change in your voice, sudden weight loss, or any other developments, please be sure to tell your dentist. If anything is found, we will thoroughly explain what it is that we see and will suggest the appropriate next steps.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. Even with the most thorough brushing and flossing, bacteria can build up and creep into your gums causing them to become inflamed. It is typically caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar, so while brushing certainly helps, it sometimes just isn’t enough. If gum disease does develop, we can help you fight it with our periodontal care. Procedures like scaling and root planing clean your gums and teeth thoroughly, removing built-up bacteria and leaving your mouth feeling fresh and healthy.
TMJ & Bruxism
Bruxism and TMJ Disorder are two intertwined conditions that affect your jaw and teeth. Bruxism is another name for persistent, often unconscious, teeth grinding. TMJ disorder, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is caused by a misalignment of the jaw joints that connect your jaw to your skull. These joints can become unbalanced and cause a misalignment of your bite. TMJ can leading to bruxism and vice versa. Some primary symptoms of bruxism include sensitive teeth, diminished tooth enamel, a sore jaw, flat and chipped teeth, and headaches that seem to stem from the temple. Similarly, TMJ symptoms include headaches, earaches, and jaw aches. If we do determine you suffer from either of these conditions, we will likely create a custom oral appliance to help realign your jaw.
Schedule A Family Dentistry Appointment Today
Whether your child needs a checkup or you need periodontal care, your dentists at Share Dentistry are here to help. To learn more about our services, please call Share Dentistry in Grapevine, TX, today at 817-329-6000. We also welcome patients from Colleyville, Euless, Bedford, Flower Mound, and all nearby areas.