Preventive Dentistry Protecting Helotes & Alamo Ranch Smiles
At Alamo Springs Dental, our experienced team is always here to help you with instances of dental decay or damage – but wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid these issues in the first place? That’s where preventive dentistry comes in. These services allow Dr. Aiyana Anderson and Dr. Michele Moreno to understand the unique state of your smile and provide protective measures to minimize the chances of discomfort and injury. Patients here in Helotes, TX can count on our approach being as safe and comfortable as possible from beginning to end. We hope to see you soon!
Dental Check-ups & Cleanings
Attending regular check-ups and cleanings with our dedicated staff here at Alamo Springs Dental is one of the best things patients of all ages can do for their smiles. Even people who practice diligent oral hygiene can fall victim to areas of missed decay or chronic, and our team can locate these problems and arrange effective treatment right away at these important appointments. This saves you plenty of valuable time, money, and discomfort over time.
Oral Cancer Screenings
You may not hear about oral cancer in the dentist’s office as much as, say, periodontal disease or cavities, but that doesn’t mean this condition is any less dangerous. In fact, research shows us that nearly half of the tens of thousands of patients diagnosed with oral cancer this year won’t go on to live five more years. Learn more about why we make oral cancer screenings mandatory for our adult patients.
Many people don’t know that periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is not only a very common oral health problem, but also one of the most widespread health conditions adults face today. In fact, studies indicate that nearly 75% of the population suffers from a mild to advanced stage of the disease, with a significant amount of that percentage being completely unaware of it. Learn more about our periodontal treatment options and how our office helps control this oral health care problem.
BPA-Free Dental Sealants
Learning how to effectively brush and floss your teeth can be a long process, and for younger patients, this could result in more cavities over time. Thankfully, dental sealants can offer some extra protection for growing smiles. Our team will paint this BPA-free plastic material over the chewing surfaces of the patient’s back teeth, sealing them from the food particles and bacteria that can easily become stuck there. Adults who suffer from increased sensitivity to decay may also benefit from the placement of dental sealants.
Digital X-Ray Technology
Our Helotes dental team is proud to offer the latest in digital X-ray technology for our patients’ safety and convenience. Not only does this state-of-the-art system instantly transport detailed images to our computer system, but our software allows us to color-code or magnify them so that patients can better understand their care. Best of all, the amount of needed radiation is reduced by up to 90% when compared to traditional methods.
Here at Alamo Springs Dental, we now offer a panoramic X-ray machine that actually moves around the patient’s head and captures lots of valuable information about the teeth, jawbone, sinuses, and other hard and soft tissues throughout the neck and head.
Going to the dentist can be a scary experience for the littlest members of your family. Thankfully, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Anderson are both mothers to small children, so they understand how to create a warm, safe, and enjoyable environment. Our check-ups and cleanings are always as gentle as possible, and with pediatric services like dental sealants, we can help their smiles grow up strong and healthy. Our doctors will always keep an eye out for any developmental issues so they can be dealt with at the earliest possible stage. "Learn More"
Quality Oral Health Products
When it comes to the dental products you use to care for your smile day in and day out, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Anderson would love to help you make good choices. That’s why we’re happy to offer several high-quality products right here in our office that are safe and effective. These include the Sonicare electric toothbrush, at-home bleaching gels, Peridex oral rinse, BPA-free dental sealants, tooth-colored fillings, and toothpastes that work well for patients with increased sensitivity.