Dental Hygiene Plano, TX

Dental Hygiene An Overview

An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits to our Plano Texas dentist office and the complexity of the program will be based on your individual needs and oral health. Dr. Sowell will initially diagnose your condition, and your dental hygienist will monitor your condition over time.

Preventive Dental Care with Plano TX Dentist Dr. Sowell

During routine dental care visits, we will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening, check your teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition. Fluoride treatments are provided for adults where appropriate.

Dental Hygiene What to Expect

Monitoring your gum health includes monitoring your biofilm and bacteria levels. We also evaluate any medications you are taking, as many have effects on the oral environment of your mouth. Several medications can alter the pH of your saliva, contributing to acid erosion and/or dry mouth. A reduction in saliva can impact the bacterial population in your mouth and contribute to gum disease.

Our hygienist uses special polishing agents to maintain the luster of your porcelain, unlike the typical abrasive polishing agents used in most general dental offices.

Tooth Sealants

Highly effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted in the grooves of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start. Your Plano dental care hygienist will discuss this with you if she feels it would be a benefit to you or other family members.

PerioScience Antioxidant Oral Care

PerioSciences Dental Products for Plano TX patientsKeep your mouth healthy with the PerioScience Oral Care System, now available at our Plano dental office. PerioScience has a unique suite of antioxidant-based products that hydrate dry mouths, freshen breath, reduce tooth sensitivity and whiten teeth.

The PerioScience products complement the body’s natural defense system. Saliva has natural antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents. Our antioxidant/antimicrobial formula works with saliva for a natural, gentle preventive treatment.

We’ll help you select the PerioScience product that’s right for you:

  • Reduce inflammation to prevent gum disease
  • Promote saliva production and hydrate dry mouth
  • Neutralize bad bacteria for fresher breath
  • Minimize tooth sensitivity
  • Prevent cavities
  • Whiten teeth
Dr. Mark Sowell, DDS, MAGD

Why choose Sensational Smiles?

For over 25 years, Plano AACD dentist Mark Sowell, DDS, MAGD has served our community and our country by providing state-of-the-art dental care. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry.

Schedule A Consultation

At Sowell Sensational Smiles, we offer comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dental solutions from veneers to denture implants and mini-implants. Dr. Mark Sowell and his dental care team deliver these advanced solutions to our friends and neighbors throughout Dallas, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding Southlake County communities. We invite you to call our expert smile care team today at (972) 382-6855 to schedule your complimentary smile design consultation, or you can request a consultation online.