Regular preventive care, early diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid more costly dental problems that may develop or be worsened by lack of basic preventive care.
At Sunlight Dental Group in Pearland TX, Dr. Nguyen and his Pearland dental team understand that the best way to keep smiles and teeth healthy for years to come is through routine preventative care. Teeth are unique in that nearly all of the problems that can occur to them can be prevented before they manifest into issues that need restorative treatment. Brushing and flossing everyday is very important, but only a dental professional like Dr. Nguyen will be able to pinpoint and treat potential trouble areas in their early stages before they turn into major issues down the road. Routine preventative care will save you time, money, and stress for your future smiles!
A common misconception about dentistry is that if you don't feel any pain, then there is nothing wrong. Unfortunately, by the time you start to feel pain on your tooth or teeth, the issue has already manifested and will require restorative dental care. The American Dental Association recommends you see a dentist for an examination twice a year, or once every 6 months for optimum oral health. We provide comprehensive exams and thorough cleanings at Sunlight Dental Group that, along with your routine brushing and flossing is the best way to keep your smile healthy for years to come!
Cavities can be pesky nuisance that, despite your best efforts, can find their way onto your teeth. One of the best ways to keep cavities at bay is to place dental sealants on your hard to reach and brush molars. Typically used for children who are more prone to cavities and haven't developed strong brushing skills yet, a sealant is a thin layer that will cover the tops of the molars so the harmful bacteria can't reach their teeth.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that promotes strong enamel and assists in the battle against cavities. Our fluoride treatments are of a much stronger dosage than is found in toothpaste and is applied directly onto your teeth. In the form of a paste-like gel, the fluoride will help your teeth stay healthy and strong.
Mouth-guards are extremely important for protection during a sporting event because the chance of damaging your teeth without one is 60 times greater. Those aren't good odds! Night-guards help if you grind your teeth a night. Most of the time you don't even realize that you are grinding them, but Dr. Nguyen can definitely see the damage that is being done. Our night-guards are small and comfortable and will protect your teeth from the act of grinding in your sleep.
Oral cancer is highly treatable as long as it is found in its early stages. Even though it is treatable, it's still nothing to mess around with, so we make sure to perform thorough examinations for oral cancer at Sunlight Dental Group. The peace of mind knowing you are cancer-free is worth the examination alone!