Keep Your Smile Healthy with Preventive Dentistry
Dr. Randal Watson emphasizes preventive dentistry at his Austin, TX, practice to help patients maintain optimal oral health. At his practice, he proudly offers gentle, comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Through routine exams and cleanings, patients can prevent decay, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which can be especially beneficial for young children. In all of our treatments, we are committed to personalized care. Our team will spend plenty of time with you and your family, answering your questions and creating an appropriate treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule your routine appointment.
At our practice, we never rush patients in an attempt to bring in more business. Through our highly personalized level of care, we can more carefully monitor your oral health.
Our Approach to Preventive Care
At our dental practice, we never rush patients in an attempt to bring in more business. Rather, we are one of the few practices where your hygienist will spend a full hour with you. Through our highly personalized level of care, we can more carefully monitor your oral health.
You will be able to ask plenty of questions so that you will know how to take proper care of your teeth at home. This approach allows you and your family to enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Our detail-oriented approach helps our team create individualized treatment plans that cater to your needs. We will get to know your health and financial goals, providing optimal treatment for you and your family.
The Importance of Exams and Cleanings
Checkups and cleanings are an essential component of your dental health. You should schedule an appointment for yourself or your child approximately every six months. If you have a history of gum disease or recurring decay, it may be recommended that you maintain more frequent visits.
During your check-up appointment, our hygienist will clean your teeth, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. These substances are the leading causes of decay and gum disease, which is why regular dental visits are so important. At our practice, we treat toddlers, adolescents, and adults. We use very gentle methods, and we know how to put young or anxious patients at ease.
After your cleaning, Dr. Watson will conduct an oral exam. When you visit regularly, we can detect the early signs of decay and gum disease, before they cause significant damage. In most cases, we will take x-rays at every other visit. Our office uses digital imaging, which is sharper than traditional x-rays.
Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Sealants and fluoride treatments can reduce the risk of tooth decay. We typically provide these treatments for children, but they can also benefit adults. Dr. Watson will apply dental sealants to the top of permanent molars. The clear plastic coating will harden, creating a barrier that will prevent food from gathering between the cusps. Sealants help keep starches and bacteria from coming into contact with dental enamel.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that strengthens developing teeth. Although many foods and most city water contain fluoride, there is not enough for full dental protection. Dr. Watson can provide a wash, rinse, or varnish to more effectively safeguard your child’s smile.
Schedule the Care You Need
With routine care, it is easy to protect your dental health. Contact our office to learn more about preventive treatments or to schedule your next appointment.
Reach out today to set up an appointment with Dr. Randal Watson and his experienced team.
“We strive to make every experience a positive one.” Randal Watson, DDS, PA