Maintaining a strong and healthy smile requires not only a diligent oral hygiene routine at home, but scheduling regular visits with a trusted dental team. At LuxSmile Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we understand the value of preventive care very well. Whenever possible, Dr. Ton strives to diagnose and treat potential damage in its earliest stages, potentially saving her patients a greater deal of cost and lost time later down the road. If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup and teeth cleaning, we encourage you to contact us today in Carrollton, TX. Our team would love to welcome you in soon!
It’s important for patients of all ages to attend at least two professional checkups and cleanings each calendar year. These visits give our team the chance to better understand your unique dental needs, discuss any concerns that have developed in the previous six months, and pinpoint worrisome symptoms as soon as they appear. Dr. Ton will perform a comprehensive assessment of the teeth, the gum tissue, your overall bite, any existing restorations like crowns and fillings, and much more. Then, an in-depth hygiene session will remove harmful plaque and tartar from the oral surfaces so that your smile feels refreshed and polished.
Periodontal disease (also known as “gum disease”) may start with mild symptoms like puffy gum tissue, but untreated cases can quickly worsen over time, eventually threatening your healthy teeth. Our Carrollton team screens for gum disease at every routine checkup and cleaning. If we discover worrisome signs, a dedicated deep cleaning is known as scaling and root planing can help remove bacterial buildup from underneath the oral tissue and restore health to your smile.
If a patient is struggling with tooth decay on their premolars and molars (back teeth), dental sealants can lend a helping hand in keeping these hard-to-reach areas of the mouth safer. This preventive service is simple but effective – a thin, plastic-based substance will be painted over the chewing surfaces of the tooth and then hardened in place. This creates a barrier that stands strong against food particles and infectious bacteria. While Dr. Ton is most likely to recommend dental sealants to children, patients of all ages can benefit from their placement.
Athletes need to protect their smiles on the court or field as vigorously as they do their head and knees – that’s where a sports mouthguard comes in. Dr. Ton can design a custom-made appliance that’s leaps and bounds ahead of “one size fits all” models from the sports store. Not only will this “sportsguard” feel sturdy and safe in the mouth, but it’s also flexible enough that the wearer can breathe and speak without worry.
Do you regularly wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or a lingering headache? These symptoms can indicate the presence of untreated bruxism, which is the proper term for habitual teeth grinding. Many patients who grind their teeth only do so while asleep and unaware of the negative effects they’re causing for their smile; thankfully, Dr. Ton is very sensitive to the telltale signs. If needed, she will recommend a custom-made nightguard that can be worn comfortably as patients rest, establishing a tough barrier that prevents dangerous contact between teeth.
Did you know that nearly 25% of all patients who have oral cancer exhibited no known risk factors (such as heavy tobacco use) before their diagnosis? This dangerous health problem can strike when you’re least expecting it, which is why early intervention is so important. At LuxSmile Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we’ve made oral cancer screenings a vital part of every routine checkup. Dr. Ton will closely inspect the oral tissues, lips, and tongue for abnormalities that need further attention and recommend a biopsy as needed to confirm whether cancerous cells are present. Your safety comes first!
Fluoride is a mineral that can be found all around you – in the foods you eat, the kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes you use at home, and even in most tap water supplies. Thankfully, this is good news! Countless studies have indicated that people who grow up with a safe, consistent amount of fluoride exposure have stronger, healthier teeth on average than their counterparts. Here in Carrollton, our team offers professional applications for children and adults alike as an added boost of protection against decay. This process only takes a few minutes after a routine checkup and cleaning.
Our practice loves living up to its name by welcoming in the entire family for important care – including the youngest members! Our kind and patient team does a great job of helping children feel right at home from the very first visit. Plus, we offer several services that are perfect for their growing smiles, including protective dental sealants, revitalizing fluoride treatment, safe tooth-colored fillings, and much more. Our top goal is to help them develop a positive relationship with the dentist’s office that will hopefully last for life.Children's Dentistry
It’s very important for your family to use high-quality oral hygiene products as you brush and floss from home each night, but there’s a dizzying array of options out there on pharmacy shelves. If you need any recommendations regarding toothpastes and mouthwashes, be sure to let our team know here at LuxSmile Family Dentistry of Carrollton – we’d be happy to help! Dr. Ton only recommends options that she herself would use or provide for her loved ones.