Preventive Dentistry

Cleanings, Exams and Prevention:  Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogodoches dental cleaning

Nacogdoches Dental Cleanings

A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

A lifetime of healthy smiles begins with a preventative foundation. Regular checkups, cleanings and proper daily oral care help maintain good dental hygiene. During your appointment, one of our hygienists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums. An oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) exam, and bite assessment allow us to comprehensively assess your oral health. If we discover problems, Dr. Stephens or Dr. Autrey will offer treatment options to repair the damage and re-establish oral wellness.

As general dentists, Dr. Stephens and Dr. Autrey see patients of all ages, including children. To protect young teeth from decay, our staff may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants act as barriers that protect teeth from plaque and decay.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Hygiene Cleaning
  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Dental Sealants
  • Silent Nite® Snoring Prevention
  • Athletic Mouthguards