Maintain Lifelong Oral Health with Quality Preventive Dentistry
Every healthy smile is built on a strong foundation of preventive care – after all, isn’t it much easier to stop a dental problem before it ever gets the chance to start? At Smile Artisans, patients can trust in Dr. Gutierrez and the rest of our team to set the stage for exceptionally confident teeth with dedicated checkups, cleanings, and other services that are provided on a consistent and reliable basis. If it’s been more than six months since your last dental appointment, don’t hesitate to contact our Cypress location.
Check-Ups & Cleanings
Patients of all ages need to be scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with a trusted dentist every six months, or twice each calendar year. The truth is, dental problems develop gradually over time, even in people who diligently brush and floss every single day. By letting Dr. Gutierrez comprehensively review your teeth, gums, bite, and more at regular intervals, you can ensure that any damage or infection is caught and treated as early as possible. Professional cleanings with our talented hygienists will leave you smile refreshed and plaque-free as well.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) affects people from all walks of life, especially professionals who experience a lot of stress from day to day. What’s worse is that this condition is most likely to occur at night, when patients are asleep and unaware of the damage they’re doing to their smile. Instead, they wake up confused with a sore jaw, worn-down tooth enamel, and other lasting consequences. At Smile Artisans, we can provide your oral health with valuable protection in the form of a nightguard. Nightguards create a barrier between the patient’s teeth and minimize the damage of bruxism.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer might not be as widely discussed as cavities or gum disease in the dentist’s office, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. In fact, quite the opposite – one person dies from this type of cancer every hour on average. This is because many cases aren’t diagnosed properly until the cancer has already advanced to destructive stages; that’s where the Smile Artisans team comes in. We provide oral cancer screenings as an essential part of regular checkups, paying close attention to the oral tissue and raising the alarm if any suspicious signs of cancerous cells are found.
Fluoride is a mineral that most communities here in the United States add to their water supplies because of its proven oral health benefits. Countless studies have shown that patients who regularly drink fluoridated water and use oral hygiene products with fluoride tend to have teeth that are stronger and less vulnerable to cavities than those who do not. Here in Cypress, our team offers professional fluoride treatment for patients in need who could use an added boost of oral protection.