Preventive Dentistry – Rockwall, TX
Keep Your Smile
Most people will suffer from at least one cavity at some point in their lives. Ignoring tooth decay or gum disease can easily lead to tooth loss – or even worse! Fortunately, here at McNew Dental, your teeth will be looked after by an expert that can help you and your loved ones consistently avoid cavities and gum disease. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. McNew and Dr. Stein; we’ll help you and your family enjoy problem-free smiles for decades to come.
Why Choose McNew Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- A Team That Helps You Feel Right at Home
- Office That Blends Modern Technology with a Welcoming Feel
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Getting two checkups and cleanings each year is a must when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Even if you brush and floss every day, you might have missed some plaque and tartar. Our team can thoroughly remove these harmful substances and suggest ways you can improve your oral hygiene routine. These visits will also include oral cancer screenings. Identifying worrisome lumps and patches early could significantly increase your chances of successful treatment.
During your regular cleanings, we can topically apply fluoride to your teeth. This important mineral can strengthen enamel so that it’s less vulnerable to the decay caused by the bacteria in your mouth. You can usually get fluoride from the water you drink (although many brands of bottle water don’t contain it), but a professional treatment can give you much more added protection. Fluoride treatments are often recommended for children, but in fact, patients of any age can benefit.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Has your partner complained about the sound of grinding teeth at night? You may have a condition called bruxism that could quickly wear down your enamel or even cause it to fracture. Wearing a nightguard will help keep your teeth safe while you’re asleep. You may be able to find a nightguard at the grocery store, but the ones Dr. McNew provides can be customized just for you. We’ll make sure your device fits perfectly so that you can rest comfortably.
At-Home Hygiene Products
Are you using a fluoridated toothpaste that will help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease? Do you rinse with a mouthwash that can kill any bacteria you may have missed while brushing? It’s important to use the right products when it comes to your oral health, and Dr. McNew is here to offer her recommendations. Our practice uses Crest toothpaste to clean the teeth as well as Paradontax or Chlorohexidine mouthwash to keep harmful bacteria levels under control. There are many products as well that provide specific benefits for each person.
Adult Athletic Mouthguards
Playing a sport or engaging in some other kind of physical activity is a great way to keep in shape, but unfortunately sports-related dental injuries are all too common. A mouthguard can save your teeth and jaws from the worst of an impact, but if you want to give your smile the best kind of protection, it’s best not to rely on an “off-the-shelf” product. Ask us about getting a mouthguard that’s made with your unique smile in mind!