General and preventive dental care in Pflugerville, TX
Dr. Tucker and the team at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville are committed to changing lives, one healthy smile at a time. We believe that every man, woman, and child in Pflugerville, TX deserves to have the highest quality of dental care, and we strive to provide just that. With services ranging from preventive to restorative, you can count on us to deliver the care you need in one convenient location.
The importance of preventive dental care
Of all the services we offer here at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, which is most important? Dr. Tucker believes it is basic preventive dental care, including biannual checkups and teeth cleaning. Considering the wide array of general and advanced dental care that he offers, this answer might surprise you. However, preventive treatments in combination with good habits at home form the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
For example, even if you brush and floss regularly, it is easy to miss a bit of plaque here and there in tight spaces. You won’t even notice the tiny cavity that forms, and you might not notice as it begins to grow. Once it erodes through the enamel and dentin, exposing the nerve, the pain will get your attention. By this time, it will probably need a root canal and crown. Yet, reaching this point took a year or two. Had it been diagnosed in the earliest stages, it could have been repaired with a tiny filling. Better yet, your hygienist might have discovered and removed the tartar deposit before a cavity even formed.
What to expect
What does your biannual visit to Elite Smiles of Pflugerville include?
- Comprehensive dental exam for early diagnosis of cavities, fractures, worn enamel, and more
- Periodontal evaluation to check for early signs of gum disease
- Oral cancer screening
- Other diagnostics, if needed
- Professional teeth cleaning, removing biofilm and hardened tartar
- Teeth polishing, which gives enamel a lustrous sheen and makes it harder for plaque to adhere
- Free teeth whitening gel (if you maintain preventive care and participate in our whitening for life program)
Your smile deserves the best
You probably see a primary physician for regular physicals, and even take your car to the mechanic for tune-ups. Doesn’t your smile deserve some preventive care too? Call Elite Smiles of Pflugerville at (512) 273-7790 to schedule your appointment.