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Preventive Care Specialist

Erika Mendez, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Skyview Dental

Erika Mendez, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Irving, TX

Maintain optimal oral health with preventive care dental services offered at Skyview Dental in Irving, Texas. Skilled dentist Erika Mendez, DDS, and her team of hygienists provide expert exams, cleanings, screenings, and procedures to help keep your teeth healthy and avoid oral health complications. Call today to schedule your preventive care appointment or use the online tool to book.

Preventive Care Q&A

Why do I need preventive oral health care?

Your oral health is a reflection of the health of your entire body. Without good preventive care, bacteria can run rampant in your mouth, causing infections like tooth decay and gum diseases. Many systemic health problems are associated with tooth decay and gum disease, like heart inflammation, heart disease, pregnancy complications, and pneumonia. 

Preventive care helps you avoid inflammation and infection in your teeth, gums, and other oral soft tissue. You’re better able to maintain good overall health when your mouth is healthy and functioning. Plus, healthy, functioning teeth mean it’s easier to eat a variety of nutritious foods, which also contributes to good overall health.

What is involved in dentistry preventive care?

Preventive care preserves the look and health of your smile. It helps you avoid serious complications like gum disease, tooth decay, and orthodontic complications. 

Preventive care services offered at Skyview Dental include: 

  • Regular cleanings
  • Oral health screenings for periodontal disease and oral cancer
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants to prevent cavities
  • X-rays 
  • Wisdom teeth extraction

If a problem with your gums or teeth is found during a preventive care visit, Dr. Mendez can intervene early before serious complications arise. For example, the doctor may notice gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, and help you adopt habits to reverse it before it leads to tooth decay and bone loss. 

How do regular dental cleanings offer preventive care?

Of course, you should maintain good at-home oral hygiene. This involves brushing twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and avoiding sugary beverages and foods. However, there are places in your mouth that you just can’t reach with day-to-day brushing, and stubborn plaque can develop underneath the gum line. Professional cleanings help remove all of this plaque to discourage gingivitis, periodontal disease, and dental decay. 

During your regular dental cleanings, your hygienist can also see where you might need some refinement of your brushing or flossing techniques. They can educate you on the best way to maintain and improve your overall oral health. 

Schedule your preventive care appointment at Skyview Dental by calling today or by booking through this website.