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Preventative Dentistry For Adolescents

Preventative Dentistry for Adolescents in Mission, TX

Healthy smiles are a vital part of growing up. Now that your kid is reaching the teenage years, you might wonder how you can further protect their health. At Clover Hills Dentistry in Mission, TX, Dr. Alexander Ochoa Falla provides specialized preventative dentistry for adolescents to help older kids maintain their oral health.

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Benefits of Preventative Dentistry for Preteens and Teens

Because our habits often set us up for life, it’s important to instill good dental rituals early on—especially in adolescence. Preventive dentistry aims to keep teeth strong and healthy through consistent dental cleanings and checkups, anti-cavity treatments, and more. Additionally, regular dental visits at a young age allow Dr. Ochoa to catch oral health issues before they become major problems later in life. So, don’t wait for dental issues to arise. Take care of your teen or pre-teen’s smile today for more cost-effective and pleasant dental appointments.

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Expect Caring and Compassionate Care

Even as the days begin to blend and schedules become more packed, it’s crucial that you encourage your preteen and teens to take care of their smiles by preventing oral health issues before they start. At Clover Hills Dentistry, some preventative dental services we offer include the following:

Dental Cleanings & Checkups

While most patients master the proper technique for brushing and flossing by adolescence, most dental professionals recommend undergoing professional dental cleanings and check-ups twice a year. Regular dental visits allow the Clover Hills team to monitor your teen’s smile and check for signs of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Tooth decay is prevalent among preteens and teenagers—and one way that Dr. Ochoa helps fight this dental health issue is with SDF treatments. SDF strengthens teeth, protects enamel from further plaque acid attacks, and can stop tooth decay in its earliest stages.

Dental Sealants

Run your tongue along the surfaces of the back teeth. The deep grooves and pits in molars are notoriously hard to clean and can harbor bacteria and food particles. Dr. Ochoa suggests dental sealants to protect the back teeth from cavities.

Lip & Tongue Tie Surgery

Typically, Dr. Ochoa performs frenectomies on younger children and infants. However, a lip or tongue tie is sometimes overlooked until later in life. If your preteen or teen has an extraordinarily thick band of tissue underneath their tongue or lips, it might negatively impact their ability to breathe, eat, and speak. Fortunately, Dr. Ochoa can perform a procedure to quickly, safely, and comfortably release a tongue or lip tie.

Serving Mission, TX: Clover Hills Dentistry is a Quality Dental Care Experience for the Whole Family

At Clover Hills Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our team is committed to providing quality care in a supportive and comfortable environment so your preteen or teen can feel at ease during their visit. Is your older child due for a dental visit? Don’t delay! Call 956-997-9799 or send us a short message online to schedule an adolescent preventative dentistry appointment at Clover Hills Dentistry in Mission, TX.

2605 N. Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78574