Prevention is the most powerful tool we have to protect you and your family from serious problems that threaten your oral health.
We would much rather save you time and money now by preventing problems rather than repairing them later.
At Whitetree Dental, our professional team is focused on patient education and providing your family with all preventive treatments needed to ensure the benefits of the healthiest smile possible.
Being proactive with your oral health is essential.
We can provide you with all the services you need for a healthy smile, but you must follow through with a consistent routine of oral hygiene that includes daily brushing and flossing. For optimal results, you should see your efforts as part of a larger routine that includes scheduled exams and thorough professional cleanings at our Little Elm, TX dental office.
Our responsibility is to take the time to get to know your needs and goals. Understanding your lifestyle and oral hygiene habits helps Dr. Kim and Dr. Shin get a complete picture of your oral health so they can develop appropriate treatment plans to ensure a lifetime of excellent oral health for you and your family.
Two valuable preventive services that we offer for you and your kids are the application of dental sealants and fluoride.
Sealants — Dental sealants are a protective coating we apply to deep grooves on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. It can be challenging (especially for kids) to clean these areas thoroughly, leaving you at risk for developing cavities. Dental sealants smooth over these surfaces, making them easier to clean and reducing the risk of decay. Sealants are especially useful for protecting the oral health of children who are prone to cavities.
Fluoride — Applying appropriate quantities of fluoride is one of the most effective ways to safeguard the oral health of your whole family. We all ingest a certain amount of fluoride in food and water, but it may not be sufficient to prevent decay. Application of topical fluoride helps make your teeth more resistant to the damaging effects of bacteria, plaque, and sugars that linger in your mouth.
Following through with scheduled dental appointments is easy when you see the benefits and understand that you have the ability to prevent problems from occurring. The choice is simple – take easy preventive steps now or deal with more complex and costly oral health concerns later.
Our highly skilled team will work with you to develop an individualized plan of convenient and efficient preventive treatments. We're committed to helping your family enjoy optimal oral health so that you can focus on the things in life that matter to you the most!
Please contact our Little Elm, TX dental office at (248) 736-7852, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment for your next routine checkup and cleaning.