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Stonebridge Ranch Smiles strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Benefits of Sealants from your McKinney Dentist
Dental sealants are one of the most significant dental materials in preventive dentistry, alongside topical fluorides...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Invisalign- A Clear alternative to traditional braces Emergency Dental Treatment Dental emergencies  If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

One Dentist for Your Whole Family
... All the services you need Family dentists offer a variety of services that will benefit your family, including: Regular dental exams and cleanings Dental X-rays Tooth-colored fillings Crowns and bridges Inlays and onlays Nightguards Invisalign TMJ/TMD treatment Veneers Teeth whitening Bonding Sealants to protect your children's pre-molars and molars from tooth decay Diagnosis and treatment of gum disease Root canal therapy Dentures Dental implants (for any number of missing teeth) Family dentists offer excellent care in a friendly, relaxed setting...

Not Your Granddad's Dental Care: the New Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
... There are also factors that decrease the risk of tooth decay, known by the acronym SAFE: Saliva and Sealants, which focuses on methods to boost low salivary flow and cover chewing surfaces prone to decay with sealant materials; Antimicrobials, rinses or other substances that reduce bad bacteria populations and encourage the growth of beneficial strains; Fluoride, increased intake or topical applications of this known enamel-strengthening chemical; and Effective Diet, reducing the amount and frequency of sugary or acidic foods and replacing them with more dental-friendly choices...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...We can provide preventive treatments like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risk of tooth decay, while continually monitoring for signs of the disease that may require treatment...

Protecting Primary Teeth from Decay Helps Ensure Future Dental Health
...Besides teeth cleanings and checkups for decay, your dentist has a number of measures like sealants or topical fluoride to protect at-risk teeth from disease...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...And don't forget to give them a good example to follow! Get Regular Dental Checkups—This applies to both kids and adults, but it's especially important during the years when they are rapidly growing! Timely treatment with sealants, topical fluoride applications or fillings can often help keep a small problem from turning into a major headache...

3 Things You Can do to Help Promote Your Child's Dental Development
...Your dentist can also provide preventive measures like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risks of tooth decay...

Primary Teeth are Critical to Future Dental Health and Worth Preserving
...We can help primary teeth last for their intended lifespan by preventing tooth decay with daily oral hygiene or clinically-applied sealants and topical fluoride...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming...

Sensitive Teeth
... In some cases, desensitizing toothpaste, sealants, desensitizing ionization and filling materials including fluoride, and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods can alleviate some of the pain associated with sensitive teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... In some cases, our office can prescribe anti-cavity rinses or apply special anti-cavity varnishes or sealants to help fight decay...

Sealants
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun...

Prevention Tips for Children
... Sealants Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque...

The Preventive Program
... Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth...

Fillings
... Sealants Research has shown that almost everybody has a 95 percent chance of eventually experiencing cavities in the pits and grooves of their teeth...