Preventive Dentistry

Let’s be honest — no one (not even a dentist) enjoys having cavities filled, getting root canals, or having teeth extracted because they have become decayed or damaged. Yes, these procedures are common reasons why people visit the dentist, but had patients learned and practiced prevention, they may have been able to avoid the need for these procedures.

At Pecan Tree Dental, we preach prevention. We are thrilled when patients come in for checkups, and we can report the good news: “You have no cavities, see you in 6 months for your next checkup!” Our goal is to help you achieve that same report at your next checkup.

In addition to educating patients of all ages about proper oral hygiene procedures (how often to brush and floss, the best techniques for both, and the best tools to use) we also take advantage of your office visits to prevent dental problems. Dr. Smith has many tools in his arsenal that he uses to prevent problems with your teeth, gums, and jaw, including:

  • Ultrasonic scaling to provide intense in-office cleaning.
  • Bruxism appliances, which may be prescribed to prevent tooth wear and damage.
  • TMJ appliances, which may be prescribed to gently realign your jaw and treat TMD.

Despite our best efforts, prevention is not foolproof. Even when we do everything right, sometimes we develop cavities or other issues anyway. Don’t despair. We’re committed to doing whatever we can to avoid the odds that you’ll need dental intervention. But when the day comes that you do, rest assured that you are in good hands.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Grand Prairie Dentist

Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, restorative, and family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you and your family are new or returning patients, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111. We proudly welcome patients from  Grand Prairie, as well as surrounding areas including Arlington, South Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville.