General & Family Dentistry In Lubbock, TX
A beautiful and healthy smile is important for everybody, regardless of your age. Whether you are looking to give a great first impression, excel at your job, or have improved confidence, then you know how important a bright smile is for your overall health.
The professional staff at Lubbock Dental Care & Orthodontics provides comprehensive dental care for your entire family. We know how important a comfortable setting is for our Lubbock community, so we pride ourselves in offering a cozy dental office setting that you will love.
From the moment you contact our caring dental team, you will be greeted by our dental experts who care about you and your family. We make the process to schedule an appointment easy so you can enjoy a healthier and brighter smile.
Our Lubbock, TX dental office provides everything that you need to achieve a long-lasting and beautiful smile!
Checkups & Cleanings
Even with great daily oral hygiene, you will need to meet with a professional dental team to refresh your mouth and regain the smile that you love. Plaque sticks to your teeth each day, and this plaque is filled with germs. If you don’t clean this plaque from your teeth on a regular basis, you can experience harmful side effects because plaque discharges acids that divide tooth layers and irritate your gums.
A dental cleaning with our Lubbock dental team will offer the knowledge and experience that you and your family need to enjoy a healthier and brighter smile. Most of our dental cleanings take about 45 minutes, but this time can vary based on your needs and other factors. We recommend that our Lubbock, TX dental patients visit us about every 4-6 months to ensure they enjoy the benefits of excellent oral hygiene.
Our Lubbock dental staff consists of pediatric dental specialists who work closely with your primary dentists in our office. This ensures that you are paid extra attention to if you have advanced special health care needs or inherent problems.
Our team utilizes dental gear sized to meet the needs of younger patients, and our dental office is child- and parent-friendly. Your entire family will enjoy our warm and inviting dental office, and we take pride in working with children of all ages. We know that children have special needs, and our pediatric dental team knows how to work with children to provide the dental services they require.
Many of our Lubbock dental patients have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food accumulate over time. If this bacteria is not removed on a regular basis, you can begin to see irritation and have ongoing pain as this bacteria break down your teeth and causes other damages in your mouth.
We know how important it is to prevent this bacteria from penetrating your teeth, so we offer advanced dental sealants for your oral health. Our expert Lubbock dental team will apply this sealant in a fast and effective manner to prevent bacteria from hurting you or your loved ones. Sealants are just thin, transparent coatings of a plastic material that prevents bacteria, plaque, and tartar from accessing teeth, weakening enamel, and causing tooth decay.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is an oral illness also called teeth grinding and clenching, and as your teeth wear down this illness can spur a host of other debilitating symptoms. Over time, Bruxism can cause severe damage to your teeth. Bruxism can lead to other side effects, as grinding and clenching your teeth may stress and harm the muscles of your face and jaw that can lead to a host of other pressing issues.
As you speak with our Lubbock dental experts, we may recommend that you receive a nightguard for your individual needs. This nightguard is a particular type of mouthpiece that's designed to treat Bruxism. We have worked with hundreds of Lubbock dental patients just like you who grind and clench their teeth whenever they sleep.
Since many patients grind and clench their teeth at night, they are not aware of the damage being done, and the nightguard fits over your teeth and also prevents tooth grinding and clenching during sleep.
Mouthguards For Athletes
Mouthguards commonly refer to mouthpieces worn by athletes during competitive sports. This mouthpiece is used to secure their teeth from injury or other sorts of possible injury/damage. They are available in many different forms, and our Lubbock dental team will suggest the best solution based on your needs and goals.
You have several options to find the best mouthguard for your needs, because many are store-bought and ready to wear, although other mouth guards are customized by our dental team to meet your unique needs.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Our Lubbock dental team is trained to provide fast and straightforward screenings that involve an evaluation of your oral health as a whole, rather than only your teeth, to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions.
Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we also provide a comprehensive evaluation of all tissues in your throat and mouth to detect any abnormalities that could signify cancerous growths. If during our assessment we find the mass that could be cancerous, we might perform a simple test, such as a brush evaluation, which accumulates cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a lab for analysis.
Fluoride is the most effective agent available to assist in preventing tooth decay. Our Lubbock dental team will use this organic mineral that is naturally found in varying amounts in just about all foods and water supplies.
When you meet with our Lubbock dental team during your consultation, explain your needs and goals with our team. During the meeting, your dentist may recommend professional whitening therapy during your routine dental checkup. If you choose to continue with fluoride treatments, we might suggest additional fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or whether you're not getting a sufficient quantity of fluoride from other sources.
Advanced Oral Hygiene Products
There are so many products on the market it can become confusing and choosing which product is best for your needs can be difficult. This is why our trained Lubbock dental team will work with you to recommend the products that will help you reach your goals and address your needs quickly and efficiently.
Talk to our team today if you are interested in finding the best dental products to meet your unique needs today!