Preventive Dentistry Protecting Canton Smiles
Maintaining oral health is truly a lifelong job, and at Legacy Dental Group, our team would love to be able to support you every step of the way. Dr. Bratcher and Dr. Stern all place a strong emphasis on the power of preventive care, and for good reason – stopping common dental problems at their earliest stages of development is better for your wellbeing, your time, and your wallet. Patients from Grand Saline, TX and surrounding areas are encouraged to contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team.
Dental Check-ups & Teeth Cleanings
During routine appointments here in Canton, our dental team will become intimately familiar with you and your family’s unique smiles. Your check-ups involve a thorough inspection of the surface of each tooth, the gums, the bite, the jaw, any current restorations, and more, allowing our doctors to form a comprehensive understanding of your needs and formulate the ideal treatment plan.
At Legacy Dental Group, we’re proud to have a wonderful group of highly trained hygienists who will oversee your regular dental cleanings painlessly and efficiently. Plaque and tartar that isn’t successfully removed with brushing and flossing can be cleared away before it’s able to cause significant damage to your smile, and minor dental stains can be removed as well. Expert periodontal treatment is also available, if needed.
Our team often recommends dental sealants for younger patients who are still learning how to brush and floss properly, but they can also benefit adults who struggle with teeth that are oversensitive to decay. The sealant is placed over the chewing surfaces of certain teeth to serve as a “barrier,” keeping tricky food particles and dangerous bacteria from accumulating in pits and grooves. This reduces the likelihood of cavities and helps preserve oral health. Better yet, the application process here at Legacy Dental Group is fast and painless.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorder are painful, potentially debilitating oral health problems that can develop because of stress, injury, or an improper bite. At Legacy Dental Group, our staff wants to provide you with the relief you deserve. Our doctors can diagnose your condition during an in-depth evaluation with the help of digital X-rays, and custom oral appliances (“nightguards”) and oral splints are available to help protect teeth from damage and reposition your bite comfortably, if needed.
Children and adults who participate in sports that involve physical contact (or the possibility of it) need to keep their valuable smiles protected, and the best way to do that is with a custom oral appliance (“sportsguard”) from Legacy Dental Group. Instead of one-size-fits-all models you could find at any store, our high-quality devices are designed with your unique mouth in mind, providing greater comfort and ease of movement on the field or court.
Oral Cancer Screenings
While oral cancer may not be as widely discussed in the dentist’s office as cavities or gum disease, it’s still a dangerous threat to a person’s wellbeing – in fact, studies have shown that nearly 25% of diagnosed cases occur in patients who didn’t participate in any of the known risk factors (significant tobacco use, alcohol, etc). With routine oral cancer screenings, our doctors can identify suspicious, potentially cancerous areas of oral tissue early on, allowing for higher chances of a successful recovery.
Severe dental injuries and pain can be frightening situations, especially if they happen in the blink of an eye. At Legacy Dental Group, our doctors do everything in their power to accommodate emergency cases as soon as possible, and our team members can provide first-aid assistance over the phone if you’re unable to reach our Canton location right away. With the help of our seasoned specialists, we’re able to treat severe toothaches, dislodged teeth, lost/broken crowns and fillings, damaged dental structure, and more.
At Legacy Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing a warm, friendly approach to dental care that the youngest members of your family can enjoy. We feel that if you gain a child’s confidence early on in your relationship with them, they won’t develop the fear that many adults still have when faced with upcoming dental work. Through special words and gentle manners, we love making children smile as we take care of their teeth – and special prizes and stickers are available too at the end of each visit! Our doctors and staff members hope that little patients have fond memories of us for years to come.
Gum Disease Treatment
Are any of the following symptoms familiar to you?
- Gums that regularly bleed when brushing or flossing.
- Gum tissue that seems excessively swollen and/or red.
- A shift in the way your bite/certain teeth fit together.
- Significant bad breath that doesn’t go away with diligent oral hygiene.
If so, you may be struggling with gum (periodontal disease), which is one of the most common health problems in the world, not to mention the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults. Our doctors and talented hygienists stay vigilant when it comes to this threat, and revitalizing treatment solutions like scaling and root planing (an in-depth cleaning that removes bacteria from below the gum line) are available to curb dangerous infection here in Canton.