Committed to providing excellent oral healthcare, Tate Family Dentistry serves patients of all ages throughout Southlake, Keller, and neighboring communities. Our practice believes that achieving and enjoying optimal oral health begins in childhood and carries into adulthood when patients commit to receiving routine checkups, preventive care, and restorations as necessary. Our dentists offer a variety of preventive and general dentistry treatments to help patients of all ages enjoy a lifetime of good health.
Cleanings and Checkups
Committing to receiving regular checkups and cleanings is the first step to developing a foundation of good oral health. Professional cleanings involve removing substances that accumulate along the gum line and teeth (plaque and tartar). Once plaque hardens into tartar, it cannot be brushed or flossed away. It must be gently scraped away with professional handheld tools. Moreover, cleanings are an opportune time for our team to evaluate the health of gums by measuring periodontal pockets. This is done to determine if gum disease is present.
Like cleanings, receiving checkups are a necessity. A dental checkup is incredibly comprehensive. Our dentists will use diagnostic imaging and conduct a physical examination to evaluate the health of the entire oral cavity. Checkups can reveal more than just tooth decay; in fact, a checkup can reveal destructive conditions like periodontal disease and oral cancer. The health of bones, soft tissue, and all a tooth’s structure including its roots is examined.
Tate Family Dentistry offers preventive treatments to help strengthen teeth and prevent the development of dental caries. Patients – especially children – benefit from fluoride treatments, which help replenish lost minerals in tooth enamel. These treatments are applied to the teeth in a flavored foam or varnish and are non-invasive.
Another preventive treatment that helps ward off tooth decay is the application of a dental sealant. This treatment fills in the fissures of the biting surface of a tooth with a decay-resistant material to prevent cavities.
For those who engage in high-injury hobbies or physical activities, we provide custom mouth guards to protect soft and hard oral tissues. Custom made, these oral appliances are worn during physical activity to prevent facial trauma.
Emergency Dental Care
Our dentists provide emergency services to patients in our community. Whether a patient has developed a painful toothache or has endured facial trauma, our staff will work quickly to make room in our schedule for your treatment.
Contact our skilled team today to schedule your next dental checkup and professional cleaning.