Inwood Village Preventive Dentistry Preserves Healthy Smiles
Maintaining excellent oral health is a lifelong journey, and one that needs a strong foundation of quality maintenance and prevention to be successful. At Inwood Village Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Todd Brownlee welcomes patients to routine appointments in a modern, welcoming atmosphere that provides the highest levels of customer service possible. Our team will not only review your oral health in a comprehensive manner, but also identify potential concerns at the earliest stages possible, making the treatment process simple and personalized at every turn. Contact our Dallas, TX practice today to start working towards the strong, confident smile you deserve.
Checkups & Cleanings
Dr. Brownlee strongly recommends that all patients attend a checkup and hygiene appointment every six months, or twice per year. These visits are important because they promote not only better oral health, but a stronger sense of overall wellbeing too. Our team will be as thorough as possible, reviewing your teeth and gums for signs of decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, TMJ disorder, and other common concerns that could lead to damage and pain. After this comprehensive exam, Dr. Brownlee will discuss the findings with you and help you determine the ideal treatment plan, always taking your personal preferences and time constraints into account.
Additionally, a cleaning is strongly recommended to help remove accumulated plaque and tartar from your smile and prevent dangerous decay. Our hygienists are friendly, talented, and ready to help you smile brighter!
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding/clenching) is a common ailment that affects countless adults all over the country. If you find yourself struggling with headaches, jaw pain, and worn-down tooth enamel on a routine basis, it’s likely that you’re one of them, and Dr. Brownlee can help. With a custom oral appliance known as a “nightguard,” patients can minimize aggravating contact between teeth as they sleep, resulting in alleviated symptoms and a healthier smile overall. Our team also offers effective treatment for the more debilitating TMJ disorder, which may occur as a result of bruxism.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer may not be discussed as often as cavities or periodontal disease in the dentist’s office, but the statistics surrounding it are alarming. For instance, one person dies from the disease every hour on average, and nearly half of affected patients won’t survive longer than five years past their original diagnosis. This is unacceptable to Dr. Brownlee, which is why he’s made oral cancer screenings a vital part of every routine examination here in the Dallas area.
With the help of fluorescent VELscope technology, our team will perform a thorough scan of your mouth, revealing any abnormalities in the tissue that may point towards the presence of cancerous cells. There is a bright spot in the fight against this dangerous condition – the earliest oral cancer is identified, the higher the chances of a successful, lasting recovery.
If you struggle with teeth that are highly sensitive to decay, dental sealants are a simple and effective preventive service that can provide valuable protection. Dr. Brownlee will apply this quality plastic material to the deep chewing surfaces of premolars and molars, which are prime areas for plaque to accumulate. Once the “seal” is in place, food particles and dangerous bacteria are no longer able to gather as effectively as before. Dental sealants are also ideal for younger patients who are still learning how to properly care for teeth with efficient oral hygiene at home.
Digital X-Rays & Digital Impressions
At our upscale dental office, Dr. Brownlee has spared no expense to ensure that his patients are receiving the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Our commitment to advanced technology benefits every stage of the treatment process, allowing us to maintain even higher levels of comfort, convenience, and accuracy throughout.
With digital X-rays, we’ve eliminated the hassles of capturing images of your smile on traditional film and simplified this vital process down to seconds; potentially unsafe radiation exposure is greatly reduced as well. Additionally, messy impression materials have been replaced with a state-of-the-art digital system that creates comprehensive models of teeth for highly successful Invisalign treatment and restorative work. At every stage of the dental care process, our focus is on your needs, your satisfaction, and your valuable smile.