At Smiles by Martin, our top priority is to help patients keep their natural, healthy smile for a lifetime. With a combination of daily brushing and flossing at-home and twice a year visits to our Grapevine, TX practice, most oral health issues can be avoided. In addition to basic six month checkups and cleanings, we also provide a number of preventive services that help patients maintain optimal oral health. Contact our office to find out more or schedule your dental checkup today. We welcome patients from Grapevine, Southlake, and other nearby areas to visit our state-of-the-art practice.
Dental checkups are the solid foundation of every oral health care plan. Our thorough preventive dentistry appointments include an assessment of oral health using digital x-ray images combined with visual examinations of the oral and facial structures. We are screening for signs of common oral health issues including tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism), and oral cancer. Next, one of our skilled hygienists will carefully clean even the hardest to access areas of teeth removing plaque and tartar buildup. Once we have carefully reviewed your smile and completed our professional teeth cleaning, Grapevine family dentist, Dr. Greg Martin sits down with patients to review their current state of oral health, and we partner with patients to plan for ongoing oral health care that keeps their smiles healthy.
Patients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction and bruxism may both find relief with the same comfortable treatment option – nightguards. Custom crafted from high quality materials, these mouthguards position the jaw in the ideal resting location relieving strain on the TMJ that can cause pain or impede full mouth movement. Additionally, nightguards provide a barrier to protect teeth from the potential damage and wear that could be caused by grinding and clenching teeth at night. Over the counter solutions are available, but these nightguards don't treat TMJ dysfunction. The mouthguards we create are made from superior materials and shaped to fit your unique smile for ideal comfort. Learn more about TMJ therapy.
Oral cancer claims thousands of lives each year in the US and around the globe, but researchers consider oral cancer to be one of the most treatable forms of cancer. The Oral Cancer Foundation recommends early diagnosis as the key to reducing the number of annual deaths associated with oral cancer. That’s why we include screening for this disease as part of every six month dental checkup. We examine patients’ smiles for early warning signs of oral cancer, and partner with them to receive the care they need if oral cancer is discovered.
Patients who suffer from gum disease can experience a number of oral health concerns including receding gums, gingival bleeding, chronic bad breath, and tooth loss. To avoid these negative outcomes, we provide a number of periodontal therapy solutions. For those patients with mild gum disease, gingivitis, more frequent professional cleanings my offer adequate improvement. As gingivitis progresses to the more severe periodontitis, we may need to provide more advanced treatments including scaling, root planing, and topical antibiotic treatments.
Sealants offer quick, painless protection against tooth decay. Dental sealants are a clear coat of plastic that places a physical barrier between tooth enamel and the bacteria, plaque, and tartar that cause teeth to weaken and decay. We can apply sealants during any six month checkup. The process is fast and effective. We paint the liquid sealant material onto the surfaces of teeth, and then we harden them into place using a curing light. With proper care, sealants protect teeth for years.