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Preventive Dentistry in Fort Worth

Helps Patients Smile for Life

The biggest cornerstone of optimal oral health is the ongoing prevention of oral damage and infection. We help patients prioritize this essential approach by providing thorough checkups, revitalizing cleanings, and other prevention-based services that can keep your smile stronger and healthier throughout the years. Dr. Pointer uses advanced diagnostic technology like digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to maximize the success of this process as well. If it’s been more than six months since your last visit to a dentist, consider contacting us today.

Dental Check-Ups & Teeth Cleanings

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During regular appointments, our team will take the time to be as thorough as possible as we receive your current oral health. Dr. Pointer will perform a tooth-by-tooth inspection, analysis of the TMJ, periodontal exam, head and neck exam, and more in order to discover any potential concerns, no matter how small. Comprehensive X-rays will give our team a closer look at areas well-hidden to the naked eye too. Once we have all of this information at our disposal, we can help you formulate a treatment plan (if needed) that is personalized to fit your unique needs.

We will also want to perform professional hygiene in order to clear away decay-causing plaque and tartar from the oral surfaces, as well as any minor stains that have arisen between appointments. You will leave our office with a smile that feels refreshed and healthy.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) is a very common health problem among all ages, especially professional adults who experience a significant amount of daily stress. A majority of these patients will only experience bruxism at night as well, which means they may not actually realize why their smile feels pained and worn-down after a good night’s rest. At Aesthetic Dental of Fort Worth, Dr. Pointer is sensitive to these symptoms and can recommend a personalized nightguard that will protect the rows of teeth from dangerous contact as patients sleep.

Sportsguards

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If you’re a seasoned athlete who regularly participates in sporting events with the possibility of physical contact, investing in a quality sportsguard is absolutely crucial if you wish to maintain a safe and healthy smile. By choosing a custom-made model instead of one that is meant “for all sizes,” you can ensure a greater amount of oral flexibility, added comfort, and improved stability.

Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral cancer screenings are an essential part of every checkup. During this process, Dr. Pointer will carefully inspect your head, neck, and oral tissue for signs of cancerous cells, such as strange lumps or suspicious, slow-healing sores. If we discover anything worrisome, a biopsy can be performed in order to properly diagnose your condition. Our goal is to catch this deadly condition as early as possible in its development, increasing your chances of a successful recovery in the process.

Fluoride Treatment

Young girl in dental chair

Fluoride is an invaluable mineral that has been shown to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the risk of cavities as long as patients experience regular exposure. That’s why most communities add fluoride to water supplies, as well as why so many oral hygiene products contain it. If Dr. Pointer determines that your smile could benefit from additional exposure, our team can also provide professional applications here in-office during your regular appointments.

Toothpastes & Mouthwashes

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There are so many oral hygiene products in the world today that selecting the right one for your unique smile can be intimidating. Here at Aesthetic Dental of Fort Worth, it’s important to our team that we help patients formulate strong oral hygiene practices at home, and we can recommend high-quality toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other items as needed that will give your smile the ongoing support it needs. In fact, many of us use these very same items in our homes.