Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics emphasizes prevention – meaning that we partner with our patients in the defense against common dental problems, including tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. Dr. Horton, our doctors, and our hygienists can help you maintain a natural smile that you’ll be flashing well into your golden years.
90% of adults have experienced some level of tooth decay. With regular cleanings, proper home-care, and pro-active treatments, we can protect your tooth structure from attacking plaque and bacteria. Our doctors may recommend dental sealants (anti-cavity coatings) or fluoride supplements (tooth-strengthening mineral) for an extra measure of prevention.
We understnad that bad breath can be embarrassing, and we can help. Bad breath usually stems from inadequate oral hygiene or diet. There’s no instant cure for bad breath, but with careful instruction, diligent oral hygeine, and regular dental cleanings, bad breath can be controlled. Oftentimes, bad breath is a sign of early-stage gum disease, so quick attention can prevent problems from getting worse.
The ADA recommends that children begin seeing a dentist no later than age one. We also recommend bringing your child with you to your dental visits. At this young age, we can begin creating positive associations with dental visits – associations that will carry into their adult years and shape the future of their dental care. We also educate children on home-care, examine their teeth, and provide cavity-preventing treatments. We want your child's first dental visits to be positive experiences. We will not hold your child down or force them into treatment. Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age.
While gum disease is usually something that strikes later in life, we believe in teaching children, teens, and adults, ways to prevent this common condition from stealing your smile. Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, and recent studies have confirmed that patients with gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic illnesses. Brushing, flossing, regular dental exams and cleanings are your best defense against periodontal disease.
Complete Care to Make Your Family Smile! Call Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule your appointment. Our Coppell, TX dental office serves Lewisville, Irving, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Arlington, Frisco, and surrounding areas with quality, personalized dental care.
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