At Sunny Smile Dental, Dr. Sung-Hee Lee has years of training and clinical experience in treating advanced oral issues, should the need arise. However, we firmly believe that the best way to handle oral problems is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Through simple, consistent preventive care, we can help your smile steer clear of unnecessary pain and damage, allowing you to enjoy your natural, functional, and beautiful smile for many, many years to come. Are you due for a dental visit? Contact our team to schedule a visit for preventive dentistry in North Dallas, TX today!
Other than your daily oral hygiene routine, regular dental checkups and cleanings are critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Lee closely inspects each tooth and other oral structures for any signs of trouble, enabling us to resolve the problem before it causes you pain and damage. Also, our hygienists take the time to remove calcified plaque from hard-to-reach areas of your teeth, preventing bacteria from causing issues down the road.
Our team at Sunny Smiles Dental loves to help our young patients learn how to care for their smiles, but we also work hard to give children positive experiences with the dentist. That way, they are less likely to develop dental anxiety and struggle with poor oral health later on in life. Dr. Lee and the rest of our team will be patient with your child and make sure that they feel comfortable throughout their appointment.
Did you know that much of the public drinking water available has fluoride added to it? This mineral, which is found in basically every toothpaste sold in stores, provides extra strength for tooth enamel and helps your teeth resist the erosive acids that harmful bacteria produce. To keep your smile safe from decay, we can apply a concentrated treatment of fluoride to your teeth. It only takes a few minutes to complete after your cleaning, but its effects can last clear until your next appointment.
Because of their deep grooves for chewing, the back teeth are particularly vulnerable to cavities. Food particles, plaque, and bacteria can accumulate in these areas and cause decay there if not removed through thorough, proper brushing. Children are especially prone to this problem as they are still learning oral hygiene skills. The good news is that we can provide another layer of protection with a thin, clear layer of dental plastic called a dental sealant. It lasts for up to 10 years and prevents contact between the tooth and harmful bacteria.