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Preventive Dentistry Keeps Smiles Safe at
Denton Dental Center

Preventive Care

Denton Preventive Dentistry Family of three smilingDr. Todd Balington emphasizes the importance of preventive dentistry whenever he can to his patients – after all, isn’t it easier to stop a problem before it ever gets the chance to really start? With the help of routine checkups, refreshing cleanings, and other valuable services, our team hopes to keep your entire family smiling for many years to come. Please give us a call today if it’s been some time since your last dental visit, or if you have any questions we can answer for you here in Denton, TX. New patients are also warmly welcomed from Corinth, TX and other nearby areas.

Check-Ups & Cleanings

Smiling woman in dental chairWhen it comes to maintaining healthy, happy teeth for life, there’s no better recourse than scheduling routine dental appointments with a team you know and trust. Dr. Balington strongly recommends that children and adults alike attend at least two checkups and cleanings at our practice a year; this gives us the opportunity to understand your smile’s unique needs and concerns at regular intervals so that potential problems can be dealt with swiftly and effectively. Our team will inspect each tooth, the gum tissue, the jaw, any existing restorations like fillings and crowns, and much more!

Cleanings are also a very important part of these visits because plaque (a sticky, bacteria-filled substance) is constantly forming in your mouth every day, threatening decay. While regular brushing and flossing can get rid of plaque easily enough, even the smallest missed areas can result in hardened tartar over time, which can’t be removed through normal means. Our team will thoroughly cleanse your smile of both plaque and tartar with professional tools, leaving it refreshed.

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Children’s Dentistry

Smiling young girl in dental chairForming a positive relationship with the dentist early on in life is a great way to keep smiles at their best – that’s why our team offers services for little patients too! We’ll always treat your son or daughter with the warmth, patience, and friendliness they need to feel comfortable with us, and Dr. Balington will keep a close eye on their growing teeth so that we can address problems and/or developmental concerns right away. We look forward to seeing the whole family!

Dental Sealants

dental mirror resting on model teethAll too often, younger patients who are still learning to brush and floss properly can fall victim to cavities, especially on the hard-to-reach chewing surfaces of back teeth. Adults with extreme dental sensitivity to decay may also be at risk. Thankfully, dental sealants are a simple and effective preventive measure that can provide invaluable protection. Our team will apply the sealants over the deep pits and grooves of molars and premolars; once in place, they’ll block food particles and harmful bacteria from gathering over time, which reduces the chance of damage.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Clear nightguard on tableAre any of the following symptoms familiar to you?

If so, it’s likely that you’re experiencing bruxism (habitual teeth grinding/clenching) on a regular basis. Bruxism can occur in patients of all ages, although professional adults who regularly experience stress tend to be the likeliest targets. What’s worse is that the condition usually occurs during sleep, leaving patients unaware and confused of where their problems are coming from. Thankfully, a custom-made nightguard from Dr. Balington can provide long-term relief. The oral appliance is worn throughout the night and keeps the rows of teeth from meeting in a harmful fashion.

Sportsguards

Young boy with black sportsguardIf you or your child is a seasoned athlete, keeping their smile safe from harmful physical contact should be a top priority. Instead of relying on a ho-hum oral appliance from the sports store, consider investing in a custom-made sportsguard from Denton Dental Center. This new device will be carefully designed for its wearer’s unique smile, resulting in optimal comfort, fit, and stability. You’ll be able to breathe and speak without issue while out on the field or court!

Oral Cancer Screening

Lady getting dental checkupThousands of new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year, and one person dies from it every hour on average. However, when discovered early on in its development, these cancers have a 90% survival rate – that’s why we want to help you identify them as soon as possible! Dr. Balington uses the Identafi Oral Cancer Screening System in order to reveal cancerous or pre-cancerous cells within the mouth that may not be visible to the naked eye.

Fluoride Treatment

Woman in crown smiling brightlyDid you know that fluoride is added to most community water supplies? This mineral has a big, positive effect on your oral health if it’s ingested regularly; in fact, studies have shown that people who do so tend to have stronger teeth and fewer cavities on average than their not-so-lucky counterparts. At Denton Dental Center, we offer professional fluoride treatment to children and families who could benefit from additional exposure. 

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