Our Preventive Dentistry Services
Maintaining a strong and healthy smile for life doesn’t only benefit your wellbeing – it can also give you the self-confidence you need to pursue new social and professional goals. Here in Mansfield, Dr. Sandi Hamm and her staff want to offer you an oral healthcare home where you can have all your needs met in a friendly and comfortable manner. With the help of our preventive services, we’ll catch potential problems at the earliest possible stages and treat them effectively, offering you solutions that truly last the test of time.
Dental Check-Ups & Cleanings
For patients working towards lasting oral health, attending regular check-ups at our Mansfield practice is crucial. After all, many potential issues can only be found with the help of a trained eye or advanced dental technology. During your evaluation, Dr. Hamm will carefully evaluate the surface of each tooth, your gums, your bite, your jaw, and any other areas that may need attention. Once she’s formed a complete picture of your smile, she can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that will meet your needs as conveniently and effectively as possible. We may recommend more frequent appointments if there are issues that need close attention from our team. Then, one of our hygienists will treat you to an in-depth cleaning. This process will remove stubborn tartar and plaque from the enamel, leaving you with teeth that look polished and feel refreshed.
Our office only recommends products with proven results backed by the latest research, which is why we’re happy to offer easy access to health care tools created by CariFree. They come with easy to follow instructions for fighting infection and cavities successfully. Having a strong oral hygiene routine at home is priceless, and our office’s guidance can go a long way in helping you minimize future damage and decay.
Your First Dental Appointment
From the moment you first step through our front door, Dr. Hamm and the rest of our team will make you feel welcomed through our inviting atmosphere, our cozy amenities, and our dedication to making sure you get the most skillful, personalized care possible. Your first appointment will involve us getting to know as much as we can about your medical history, your dental health history, and the personal goals you have for the beauty and wellbeing of your smile. Digital X-rays and photographs will help us with this pursuit, as well as an in-depth discussion with Dr. Hamm. By learning about your expectations and concerns, we can formulate the ideal plan of action for your dental care as we move forward.
During this first appointment, you’ll be sure to notice our commitment to providing modern dental technology very quickly. We offer several state-of-the-art tools designed to make your time with us simpler and more precise than ever before, including intraoral cameras, convenient chairside monitors, digital imaging, and DIAGNOdent for cavity detection. We also practice strict the guidelines for sterilization set by OSHA and the Center for Disease Control so that you can enjoy complete safety and peace of mind.
Sometimes, even the most diligent brushing doesn’t catch the food that’s been trapped by pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Dental sealants are made from a tough plastic material, and they can be painted over these sensitive areas to protect them and dramatically reduce the risk of decay. While sealants are commonly used for children’s first permanent teeth, there can be situations where we may recommend their placement for adults.
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common oral health issue, and one that often affects patients who undergo a lot of daily stress. What’s even worse is that it’s typically a bad habit that occurs while asleep, making it very difficult to stop on your own. If you’re struggling with this condition, please turn to Dr. Hamm and the rest of our team here in Mansfield for the skilled support you need. We can create a customized and comfortable nightguard that will protect your teeth from potential damage, allowing you to rest easy.
Did you know that up to 40% of sports injuries involve the face in some way? You shouldn’t have to worry about this possibility when playing baseball, basketball, football, or any other contact sport you enjoy in your free time. Instead, experience confidence about your wellbeing with the help of a custom-made sportsguard from our practice. By wearing a sportsguard, patients can protect their smile, lips, tongue, face, and jaw from unwanted damage and pain. In fact, recent research has shown that sportsguards can even reduce the severity of concussion!
Oral Cancer Screenings
While perhaps not as well known as cavities and periodontal disease, the presence of oral cancer is still a dangerous threat to adult patients. Thankfully, there’s a silver lining: the condition has a high rate of successful treatment as long as it’s caught in an early stage. That’s why Dr. Hamm strongly recommends undergoing oral cancer screenings as a part of regular check-ups. Our team will carefully inspect your soft tissue for any tell-tale signs of cancerous cells, and if a suspicious area is located, we can take further steps towards a concrete diagnosis.
It’s never too late to start pursuing a happier, healthier smile. When that time comes, turn to Dr. Hamm for the personalized attention, aesthetic focus, and exceptional results you deserve. Contact our Mansfield, TX practice today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We also serve the areas of Midlothian, Forest Hill, Burleson, Cedar Hill, and beyond.