Preventive Dentistry – Houston, TX
How We Protect
While Dr. Barker and our team are able to provide just about every advanced and complicated procedure you can imagine, we prefer to take a prevention-first approach here at Bluebonnet Dental. Rather than just fixing problems as they occur, we work proactively to prevent them so our patients enjoy better oral health and lower care costs as the years go by. If it has been more than six months since you or your child’s last checkup, contact us today so we can safeguard you and your loved ones’ dental and holistic health.
Why Choose Bluebonnet Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
Able to Treat
the Entire Family
Under One Roof
15 Years of Experience
& LVI Training
We’re Obsessed with
Providing the Perfect
During your routine checkup and cleaning, a hygienist will not only remove all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth, but Dr. Barker will also give you an extensive exam that looks at your teeth, gums, jawbone, and bite. All of these elements are interconnected, and by finding issues during their earliest stages, he’s able to address many problems before a patient even realizes something might be wrong. He also gives patients the chance to ask any questions they might have so they leave the appointment feeling healthy and informed.
Life is stressful these days, and while this causes some people to bite their nails, many others end up grinding their teeth while they sleep. This is called bruxism, and over time, it can cause the teeth and dental restorations to wear down to the point of breaking. To help our patients dealing with this sleep easily, Dr. Barker can give them a custom-made mouthpiece to wear to bed called a nightguard. It will place a soft but comfortable barrier between the rows of teeth so they stay protected throughout the night.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The rate of oral cancer is increasing in the U.S., particularly among young, relatively healthy people who don’t smoke or drink excessively. That’s why we perform an oral cancer screening at every appointment. By identifying any sores, growths, or rough patches of tissue as soon as they appear, we can help a patient get a proper diagnosis and begin treatment if necessary, without delay. This is the best proven way to beat the disease.