Preventive Dentistry in The Woodlands
When it comes to maintaining a beautifully healthy smile through all stages of life, prevention is one of the most important steps you can take. After all, it’s much easier to stop a problem before it starts than to struggle with dental damage and pain later on. At Bear Branch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX, our team hopes that you and your loved ones will choose us for your dental healthcare home. Dr. Kelly LeBlanc and Dr. Virgil Gutierrez have the skills and experience needed to provide preventive care for smiles of all kinds.
You’ll be amazed by how big a difference a little professional protection makes. Patients from Spring, and the entire Houston area are welcome to contact us today and schedule an appointment.
Check-Ups & Cleanings
Children and adults alike should attend at least two check-ups and cleanings a year. We may recommend more frequent visits if the patient has current oral health problems or a sensitivity to decay. Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Gutierrez identify concerns, work with you to plan personalized treatment, and send you off with a refreshed smile.
Nightguards for TMJ/Bruxism
When a patient is suffering from dental damage and other unpleasant symptoms caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) or TMJ disorder, it’s time to start wearing a nightguard. Our staff creates a personalized appliance for smiles that provides the protection you need.
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) may seem relatively harmless at first, but untreated cases quickly advance, eventually causing irreversible damage to soft tissue, teeth, and jawbone. Here in The Woodlands, Dr. LeBlanc and Dr. Gutierrez take this threat seriously, and our team always takes the time to observe the health of your gums during routine check-ups. If treatment is needed, we offer several effective options depending on the severity of condition including scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and the precise removal of diseased areas using our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
You might not know that a dentist can actually help treat cases of sleep apnea. Here in The Woodlands, our staff provides exhausted patients customized snoreguards that reposition the tongue and/or jaw helping them breathe easy through the night.
Many patients struggle with strong feelings of fear and anxiety when faced with an upcoming dental appointment. Here at Bear Branch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our team understands these emotions well, but the last thing we want is for you and your smile to go without much-needed treatment. That’s why both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation are available to help patients relaxing during any and all of our services. These calming sedation options help patients feel genuinely relaxed throughout the procedure leaving you with nothing but a happier smile.
Digital X-rays are a significant improvement over the traditional technology providing our team with diagnostic images that are simpler, safer, and more comfortable for the patient. Instead of having to wait for film to develop in a darkroom, the images we capture of smiles are instantly transferred to a nearby computer screen for viewing. Patients understand what they’re seeing much more clearly with rotation, magnification, and even color-coding options. Best of all, digital x-rays emit up to 90% less radiation.