Regular checkups and cleaning should be scheduled twice per year. Radiographs are typically taken once per year. If you have a history of periodontal disease or suspect you may have it, additional appointments will be required throughout the year.
- Office tour
- Meet the Smile Village team
- Intraoral pictures will be taken of your teeth for your personalized consultation
- We will conduct a comprehensive examination and consultation. This will include a soft tissue evaluation, an oral cancer screening, a clinical evaluation of your teeth, an X-ray evaluation, and a periodontal evaluation (measurement of gums to determine if periodontal therapy is needed).
- You will receive a regular cleaning unless periodontal disease is present.
- If further treatment is needed, we will discuss your options with you and answer any questions you may have.
Signs of periodontal disease include:
- Gums that bleed when you brush
- Red, swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
Our dentists have an excellent chairside manner. However, nitrous oxide gas and sedation are available.
We accept cash, debit cards, credit cards, and CareCredit. Financing is available for cash paying patients who do not have an insurance provider.
We accept all PPO insurance plans and Medicaid. Please have your insurance card on hand when scheduling appointments to assist us with verification.
We take your dental health seriously and will make time to address your urgent concerns. Please call our office during business hours at 832-230-3349 to schedule an appointment. Keep in mind that dental emergencies can be life threatening. If you feel the emergency is life threatening, call 911 immediately.
We will check your blood pressure at the beginning of every visit. If the dentist determines that your blood pressure is too low or high, she will recommend that you see your physician.
Dental appointments should not be avoided during pregnancy. It is very important to get your regular checkups during this time. Due to hormonal changes, a pregnant patient is more at risk to develop periodontal disease. Pregnancy can also cause a condition called pregnancy gingivitis, which leads to swollen, tender gums. We strongly encourage our pregnant patients to practice good oral hygiene to prevent or reduce oral health problems.
Brush your teeth in the morning and before bed. Floss once per day.
Electric toothbrushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes. Soft bristles are recommended, and special care should be taken with any type of toothbrush to avoid toothbrush abrasion.
We recommend in-office whitening and corresponding toothpastes. For sensitive teeth, we suggest Sensodyne toothpaste.