Preventive Dentistry – Corpus Christi, TX
We Can Give You a Healthy Smile for Life
When it comes to tackling oral health problems, the best offense is a good defense. After all, it’s much easier to prevent these issues from ever developing than it is to treat them. Here at Rob Madry, DDS, our team aims to help you enjoy a healthy smile for life with our array of options for preventive dentistry in Corpus Christi, TX. If you’re looking for a dentist who will partner with you for many years to come, call us today and set up an appointment with Dr. Madry!
Why Choose Rob Madry, DDS for Preventive Dentistry?
- Caring Dentist with Over Two Decades of Experience
- Helpful & Compassionate Dental Team
- Fair, Transparent Pricing with Zero Hidden Fees
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that patients of all ages visit us at least twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning, even if your mouth feels perfectly fine. Oral health problems like cavities and gum disease often aren’t noticeable in the early stages, but Dr. Madry can detect them long before they would have caused you discomfort. He can then treat them with conservative, cost-effective methods. During these appointments, our hygienists can also clear away plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth and gums that you may have missed in your at-home oral care.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a condition also known as bruxism. In the short term, it can leave you with headaches, tooth sensitivity, and jaw pain, but over time, it can weaken your teeth and increase the risk of breakage. The grinding usually occurs while a patient is asleep, so a nightguard is often the most effective treatment. This custom oral appliance fits comfortably over your teeth, protecting them from the strain of grinding.
Getting plenty of fluorides is the key to keeping your teeth strong and cavity-free. That’s why this mineral has been added to most types of toothpaste and tap water. If your teeth could benefit from a little extra cavity protection, we can also apply a concentrated fluoride gel to your teeth after your routine cleaning to strengthen your enamel. While fluoride treatments are often associated with children, adults who are particularly prone to decay can also benefit from them.
Oral Cancer Screenings
More than 50,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. While people who drink excessively or smoke are more at-risk, the unfortunate truth is that no one is safe from oral cancer. To catch the disease as early as possible and maximize the chances of a successful recovery, Dr. Madry will check for any warning signs during your regular exams. If he finds any worrying lumps, sores, or growths, he can refer you to an expert for prompt, effective care.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a clear acrylic coating is painted onto these surfaces. The sealants act as a barrier, protecting the depressions and grooves in these teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t remove. Sealants take only a few minutes to apply and can last for several years before a reapplication is needed. Children and adults alike can benefit from dental sealants in the fight against tooth decay.