Having a healthy, beautiful smile requires maintenance and care. We provide general dentistry services to keep your smile looking and feeling it’s absolute best. We’re committed to our patients and bring the same skill and precision we have with complicated procedures to our general dentistry services.
We focus on preventive care, keeping decay away from your teeth. Though the incidence of decay diminishes as patients become more active in their oral health, it’s important to take a preventive approach to ensure your smile stays healthy. Our general dentistry services offer everything you need – from comprehensive exams and hygiene to screenings and protection – so that you can enjoy a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.
Don’t ignore decay or other tooth problems! Small issues can quickly develop into larger, complicated problems that can be costly and invasive to correct. With preventive dental care from The Danna Smile in Plano, we’ll monitor your oral health and stop problem teeth and decay in their tracks. Get the care you deserve and the smile you want – Schedule an appointment now!
Our exams are the first step in delivering a smile you can be proud of. With advanced technology and years of skill and experience, Dr. Danna or Dr. Ortiz-Parsons will accurately diagnose any areas of concern and discuss your goals for your smile. Our team values your care and strives to form a lasting relationship with every one of our patients through discussion, trust, respect, and compassion. Our doctors will suggest an appropriate treatment plan based on your examination, and you’ll have full control over which services you receive. Our exams are thorough and detailed, as we check your gums, teeth, jaws, and soft tissue to ensure optimal functionality and health.
Early detection of oral cancer can be life-saving. That’s why we provide thorough oral cancer screening to our patients, using both visual and manual methods, as well as utilizing advanced technology to identify abnormal tissue. We’ll check your cheeks, tongue, gums, and other areas of your mouth where lesions and signs of affected tissue may present. We also employ Indentafi oral mucosal enhancement technology which uses optical fluorescence to show abnormalities that may not be visible with the naked eye. Oral cancer screening is crucial, as anyone can develop the disease, though alcohol and tobacco use increase the risk.
Preventive care revolves around detecting areas of concern before they develop into problems. Our digital x-rays allow us to see what’s really going on below the surface with crisp, high-resolution images. With digital panoramic x-rays, we can get a picture of your full mouth, including your jaws, and since it’s saved as a computer file, we can share the images easily. You’ll be able to make an educated choice about the treatment options we present, as you can see your x-rays quickly and conveniently. We also use Logicon Caries Detection software to determine density changes and lesion probability in teeth.
While routine brushing and flossing at home is the best way to maintain a beautiful smile, you’ll still need regular professional cleanings to eliminate plaque and debris from hard-to-reach areas. Our hygienists use Piezo ultrasonic scalers to remove debris on the surface of your enamel, between your teeth, and other tight spots where traditional flossing may miss. Regular hygiene appointments are part of a healthy preventive approach to dental care, as it keeps gingivitis and gum disease from forming. We’re happy to help you develop hygiene habits for at-home care so your smile will always sparkle.
Plaque is a sticky, colorless film caused by bacteria in your mouth. If it isn’t effectively removed, it can harden into tartar, which leads to gum disease. If you have swollen, bleeding, or receding gums, you may be at risk for developing periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. We’ll evaluate your periodontal health and determine a treatment plan to manage gum disease. For moderate to severe cases, we may prescribe ARESTIN, a medication which controls the ratio of healthy bacteria in your mouth and gum pocket depth. We also use Oral DNA salivary diagnostics to find any hidden oral pathogens that can contribute to oral cancer or periodontitis.
Your enamel needs essential minerals to stay healthy and strong, which is exactly what our fluoride treatments offer. Patients who suffer from sensitive teeth benefit greatly from a dose of fluoride, as it adds a barrier to the enamel and protects the sensitive dentin layer from changing temperatures and other irritants. Children’s developing teeth need fluoride to grow into strong smiles, so we offer treatments to both adults and kids at every visit. Talk to us about how fluoride can keep your smile healthy.
You want to protect your healthy, beautiful smile. Patients who suffer from nighttime grinding, known as bruxism, may be subject to excessive wear and tear on their enamel. We’ll craft custom-fit nightguards to wear while you sleep, shielding your teeth from unconscious grinding. These guards keep your jaw in the correct position which often aids in eliminating bruxism, as the teeth can’t grind against one another. Children who are involved in sports can protect their teeth with sports mouthguards, which we offer to our budding athletes.
Whether you’re nervous about dental care, or you need a lengthy treatment or oral surgery, we have a range of anesthesia options to offer. Our oral sedation is perfect for patients who need a mild sedative, but still want to be fully awake. We’ll prescribe a medication in advance of your appointment to help you feel calm and relaxed. If swallowing pills is difficult for you or you prefer another method of sedation, ask us about nitrous oxide, an inhaled gas that provides mild sedative effects. For surgery and advanced treatments, an anesthesiologist can come into the office and deliver IV-sedation in a safe, controlled environment. We’ll work with you to find the right option for your treatment, and you can rest assured your comfort is always our priority.
Are you not getting a restful sleep? Does your partner complain that you snore? Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and often goes undiagnosed. As your body relaxes during sleep, your airway may become obstructed, and cause interruptions in your breathing. We offer the latest dental positioner called DreamTAP, a custom-fit appliance that aligns your jaw and keeps your airway free from obstruction. These appliances are made just for you and have plenty of room for your tongue to rest. They are comfortable and effective and allow you to get a better night’s sleep.
If you’ve bit into your lunch and suddenly break a crown, or a tooth is knocked out, or you’re experiencing a terrible toothache, don’t worry. We’re on call 24-7 for our current patients who have found themselves in the throes of a dental emergency. Call us as soon as possible and we’ll get you back to your daily routine as quickly as we can. Don’t suffer with a dental emergency!