Dr. Jason Espinoza is a dentist in College Station that believes in preserving the natural structure of your teeth whenever possible. He focuses on preventative dental care that will keep your teeth healthy and strong by preventing tooth decay and other normal wear and tear that happens. His conservative treatments, along with diligent oral hygiene, will generally prevent the need for major treatments down the road and save you time, money, stress, and sometimes a lot of pain!
You may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t feel any pain so everything must be fine!” Unfortunately, many times you won’t feel any discomfort from tooth decay until the issue has gotten too severe for preventative treatments. Only a trained dentist, like Dr. Espinoza, will be able to pinpoint cavities and other potential problems before they become an issue. Once the problem is diagnosed, Dr. Espinoza will treat it with conservative care to keep your smile healthy and strong for years to come!
Routine Dental Exams & Cleanings
The America Dental Association suggests you see a dentist every 6 months for a routine examination and cleaning. During these routine dental examinations, College Station dentist Dr. Espinoza will give your teeth a thorough cleaning and check your teeth for any signs of decay. These routine exams will enable him to monitor your oral health and if anything starts to look awry, he will be able to treat the problem while it is still minor. When you come in every 6 months, the tooth decay will be easily and efficiently treated so your teeth remain in perfect working order!
During these exams he will discuss the possible need for the following preventative dental treatments:
Did you know that if you don’t wear an athletic mouthguard during a sporting event, you are 60 times more likely to damage your teeth? Those aren’t odds we like! To keep your smile in one piece, Dr. Espinoza can fit you with a custom athletic mouthguard so you can keep your smile beautiful for your team photo.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that promotes positive enamel growth. In fact, some cities put fluoride in their drinking water! The fluoride treatments at Texas Avenue Dental are a stronger dosage than you’ll see in standard toothpaste, and getting it done every 6 months will keep your teeth nice and strong.
Halitosis Treatment (for bad breath)
Unfortunately bad breath isn’t only the result of a lot of garlic for lunch; some people suffer from chronic bad breath, or halitosis. The good news is Dr. Espinoza can help find the cause of this embarrassing affliction and give your breath (and those around you) much needed relief!
Nightguards (for bruxism)
Do you grind your teeth at night? Some people don’t even realize that it happens but the damage done to your teeth is very evident to dentists. Dr. Espinoza can prescribe a small and unobtrusive nightgaurd to prevent your teeth from grinding against each other at night and prevent the damage being done.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is highly treatable as long as it is found in its early stages. That is why it’s important to have your dentist routinely examine your mouth and surrounding areas for any signs of oral cancer. Dr. Espinoza will thoroughly examine your tongue, mouth, jaw, gums, and neck to make sure everything is as it should be.
Studies show that children are much more susceptible to cavities than adults. To combat this, we can cover the molars with a thin layer of plastic that will prevent plaque from forming. The teeth will stay completely healthy underneath the protective layer!