Here at Prairie Creek Dental, we are proud to offer comprehensive dental care for you and your family in Lewisville, TX and the surrounding area. Our office is committed to providing you and your family high quality dental care that brings peace of mind. Our dental team wants you to feel comfortable and educated about all your treatment options.
While we can never replace a good oral hygiene regimen, we believe that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, meaning that we know taking preventative measures will help you avoid a crisis with your teeth. Many people get stuck in the cycle of avoiding the dentist and then find themselves with unexpected pain which leads to expensive treatment. We want to help you avoid that by coming in regularly for your exams and cleanings.
semi-annual cleanings are important
It is important for you to schedule professional cleanings twice a year. Dr. Holbrook and our hygienist are trained and equipped with special tools to remove plaque that has built up in hidden places in your mouth. Many people don’t realize that because of the types of foods and drinks available today, our diet has greatly changed our oral health. We offer fluoride treatments to remineralize, or strengthen your teeth each time you come in for a cleaning. We also offer sealants as well for preventative options. You will leave with a mouth that feels fresh and clean, and you will know that you are taking every step possible to eliminate painful dental issues.
semi-annual exams are important
Along with the cleanings, it is important to have a thorough exam twice a year. The sooner that a problem can be diagnosed, the more options there are for treatment. By treating dental problems in the early stages, you can avoid future pain and unnecessary expenses. Your dentist will use x-rays and other specialized equipment to locate the initial stages of decay, gum disease, and oral cancers that are not visible to the naked eye.
It is important to go see the dentist regularly no matter what age you are. We strive to have a family-oriented environment so that you are happy to bring your entire family to our office to ensure their good dental health.
Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive visit each and every time you walk through our doors. We know that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite activity, but we will make it as enjoyable for you as possible. We are here to answer any of your questions and ensure that you have a healthy and beautiful smile.
Here are some FAQs about general dentistry:
What age should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
It is recommended that you take your children for their first dental appointment when they are around six months old. If you notice that your children have discolored teeth, you will want to bring them in before this.
What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?
Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head. There are ones designed specially for infants that are perfect to use at bedtime.
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
First, you will want to rinse the irritated area with warm water and place a cold compress on your child’s face it if is swollen. You can give your child acetaminophen for the pain. Once you do this, make sure that you see your dentist as soon as possible.
How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?
Try to avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bedtime bottle. Also, make sure that you learn and teach your children the proper way to floss and brush at a young age. Taking your children to the dentist regularly to have their teeth checked will help them learn lifelong habits.
If you have any questions about our services, we are happy to answer any questions and also schedule you an appointment. Contact us today at (972) 436-2431.