Oral Health

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Oral Health

Mouth Guards

Custom-fit mouth guards are prescribed and created by a dental professional from thermoplastic material and are based on a detailed mold taken of your mouth and teeth. They can be made for either sports or for nighttime teeth grinding and are created differently depending on the intended use. They're highly personalized, as your dentist can adjust the thickness of the mouth guard, and they're designed to fit perfectly in your mouth with no adjustments needed. 

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Night Guards

If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines because of involuntary night-time teeth clenching, let Southlake Dental Care help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin, transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.  Night guards have also proven to be an effective remedy for patients who are suffering from the effects of grinding and clenching their teeth while sleeping.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is usually non-fatal if detected in its early stages, which is why our dentist may recommend that you get screened. One of the tools used for oral cancer screening is VELscope, which is a technology that is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and known for its efficiency. It works by analyzing and providing visual representations of abnormalities in the oral mucous that may not be visible to the naked eye. The tool is one of the most widely used for oral cancer screening today.

Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums and eventually the bone that supports your teeth, a common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, Southlake Dental Care can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.

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