Our General and Family Dentistry Services
When it comes to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for life, prevention is key. We want to provide you and your loved ones with the support you need to feel confident about your oral health, and we accomplish that through attentive check-ups, preventive measures, and comfortable, friendly care. Our general and family services include the following:
Check-Ups & Hygiene
We recommend that patients attend an in-depth evaluation and cleaning at our office every three to six months, or twice each year. These appointments allow Dr. Heather Martinson and her team to closely inspect your teeth, gums, jaw, and other areas of your mouth for any signs of discomfort or damage. Better yet, digital X-rays will help us create a picture of your oral health that is as thorough and precise as possible. Then, if necessary, we can recommend a treatment plan that is customized to fit your unique needs. Following your check-up, you will undergo a cleaning with one of our trusted hygienists so that we can remove stubborn plaque and tartar, leaving you with a smile that looks polished and feels refreshed.
Oral Cancer Screenings
You hear about cavities and periodontal disease all the time when it comes to dental care – but what about oral cancer? On average, one American dies from oral cancer every hour, and while heavy tobacco and alcohol consumption are strong indicators for its presence, 25% of cases occur in patients who participate in no risk factors at all. Your health and safety is always a priority for our team, which is why we offer oral cancer screenings as part of our evaluation process. By carefully scanning your mouth for common signs like sores, white or red spots, or thickened skin, we can catch this dangerous condition earlier than ever before and dramatically increase the chances of recovery.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Are you a chronic snorer? While this habit is usually harmless, it can sometimes be an indicator of a much more troubling issue: sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea experience constant brief interruptions in their breathing through the night due to a blocked airway, which can result in daytime exhaustion, serious migraines, earaches, and higher risks for a variety of health problems. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a specialist and are unhappy with CPAP treatment, please do not hesitate to call our office. Dr. Martinson can provide you with a customized sleepguard that adjusts your jaw comfortably and keeps your airway clear in a comfortable fashion, allowing you to rest soundly.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a common problem for patients who experience a lot of daily stress, and it can lead to unpleasant effects like headaches, facial pain, and damaged or worn down teeth. What is worse is that it often occurs at night during sleep, which makes it difficult for patients to break the habit on their own. Thankfully, you can find the support and quality care you need at the office of Dr. Martinson. With the help of a personalized oral appliance, you can prevent grinding and clenching and alleviate the discomfort caused by bruxism entirely.
Additional treatment options include:
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Dental Sealants
Dr. Martinson loves forming relationships with patients through her work, and she and her team hope to create that same bond with you from your very first visit. Contact our Arlington, TX office today if you have any questions about our general and family services, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment.