Understanding Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene comprises a number of activities performed at home or in our dental office in Baytown, including brushing, flossing, rinsing and teeth cleaning procedures.
Dental Services for Children
What Dental Services Do You Offer for Children?
Our dental practice offers a number of services designed specifically for children. We can provide teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealant applications, exams and fillings to help children get the best possible start on a lifetime of good dental health.
Are Dental Services for Children Expensive?
We work hard to ensure that our dental services for children and adults are as affordable as possible. This can help you manage the costs of these treatments as part of your regular budget.
What Is a Dental Exam?
Most dental experts recommend scheduling a dental exam once or twice per year. Your dental exam will likely include X-rays and a visual examination of your teeth and gums to check for cavities and other issues.
How Much Do Dental Exams Cost?
Many dental plans cover the entire cost of annual examinations. Our dental experts will work with you to keep your out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible.
Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
What Is Gingivitis?
A common form of periodontal disease, gingivitis can cause bleeding and tenderness of the gums. In many cases, adopting better dental hygiene habits can reduce the symptoms of gingivitis and can even reverse the progress of the disease for a healthier mouth in the future.
How Much Does Gingivitis Treatment Cost?
The cost of your gingivitis treatment will depend on the severity of your gum disease and the amount of time needed to restore your teeth and gums to a healthy condition.
Mouth Guards for Sports
What Are Mouth Guards for Sports?
Mouth guards are custom-fitted dental appliances that protect teeth against damage during contact sports. Many team managers require these guards as part of the regular equipment for their team members.
Are Mouth Guards Expensive?
The price you will pay for mouth guards will vary depending on the type of guard you need and the amount covered by your insurance plan.
What Are Night Mouth Guards?
Like sports mouth guards, night mouth guards are custom-fitted and constructed to fit the patient precisely. These appliances can prevent damage to teeth for patients who habitually grind their teeth in their sleep.
How Much Will Night Guards Cost?
Because night guards for teeth are custom-fitted and fabricated, they can sometimes be expensive to construct. We will work with you to ensure that your out-of-pocket costs for these items are as low as possible.
What Is a Bruxism Guard?
A bruxism guard is another word for a night guard and is designed to prevent damage caused by patients grinding their teeth at night.
Why Should I Choose Nitrous Oxide?
One of the most affordable types of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that can eliminate pain and allow patients to relax and sleep through their dental procedure.
How Much Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Cost?
Nitrous oxide sedation is surprisingly affordable. Our dentists will discuss the costs of this pain relief option with you to help you decide if nitrous oxide is the right solution for your needs.
Oral Cancer Screening
What Is an Oral Cancer Screening?
A preliminary oral cancer screening is usually included in your annual dental examination. If you require a more in-depth check, our dentists will use X-rays, visual inspections and other testing to determine if any of the warning signs of oral cancer are present.
How Much Do Oral Cancer Screenings Cost?
If a biopsy is required, the cost of your oral cancer screening could go up by a modest amount. We will discuss any additional costs with you before beginning your treatment plan.
How Do Tooth Sealant Treatments Work?
Tooth sealants consist of a thin layer of material that coats teeth to block bacteria from attacking the outer layer of enamel. This can prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Are Tooth Sealant Treatments Expensive?
We offer affordable tooth sealing for adults and children to provide the greatest protection for your teeth.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
For longer procedures or more fearful patients, our dental team may recommend sedation dentistry. These methods utilize various types of anesthesia to allow patients to relax during even the most complex surgical treatments.
Is Sedation Dentistry Expensive?
Sedation dentistry typically costs will depend on the sedation type chosen. For example, IV is more than oral or injectable sedation. If you believe this may be right for you, please call our dental office and we can give you an estimate for your procedure.
Is Oral Sedation Dangerous?
In some cases, your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry that can help you to relax and can eliminate pain during your procedures. These methods generally are safe, but please let your dentist know if you have sleep apnea, breathing problems or are taking any medications as this may affect your sedation.
Understanding Dental X-rays
Dental X-rays are targeted applications of radiation for imaging purposes. They can help our dentists find cavities and diagnose issues more easily.
The Cost of Dental X-rays
Your dental X-rays may be covered in part or in their entirety by your insurance. We will work with you to ensure that your treatments are as affordable as possible.