Brian Bell, DDS, offers preventative dentistry as part of the suite of dental services available at his office in Lake Jackson, TX. Daily brushing and flossing prevents gum disease and tooth decay, but regular professional care is equally necessary. Bi-annual checkups allow your dentist to remove any plaque that may have accumulated in hard-to reach areas of your smile, and to detect significant oral health issues in the earliest possible stages, when they can be more easily addressed.
To begin your dental examination, Dr. Bell will thoroughly inspect your smile and use our 3D cone beam imaging technology to check for tooth decay and other conditions.
Following your examination, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning. These cleanings go beyond what can be achieved with just brushing and flossing, and can eliminate the buildup of plaque and tartar below the gum line and between teeth. When plaque and tartar accumulate in these areas, the risk of periodontal disease and advanced tooth decay requiring root canal therapy or tooth extraction increases dramatically.
There are many benefits of establishing ongoing care with the same trusted dentist. When Dr. Bell can observe your oral health over the course of years, he can provide better care with longer-term benefits.
During each examination, Dr. Bell will look for signs of oral cancer, a condition that can be effectively treated in the early stages. He will also look for symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, a condition involving the inflammation of the jaw joints that usually results from an imbalanced bite.
Ongoing preventative care with an excellent dentist can help you lead a longer and healthier life.
Meanwhile, you can depend on Dr. Bell and his staff to provide patient education to help you better understand your oral health, and to more effectively brush and floss at home.
Regular dental cleanings are an important part of lasting oral health for young patients and seniors alike. Many do not realize that the health of a child's baby teeth can actually set the stage for the health of their permanent teeth. Meanwhile, seniors have special oral health needs relating to the medication they take, as well as other factors. We understand the unique needs our patients face in every stage of their lives, and are equipped to help all our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Ongoing preventative care with an excellent dentist can help you lead a longer and healthier life. If you are new to the area, or need to establish regular care with an excellent dentist, please contact us today.