Preventive Dentistry – San Antonio, TX

Stop Cavities and Gum Disease Before They Start

Woman smiling and giving thumbs up after preventive dentistry visit


Why Choose HIC Dental - Implant & Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • We Value Honesty, Integrity, and Compassion
  • Convenient Hours for Busy Families
  • Homey-Feeling Dental Office with Low Wait Times

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Dentist and patient looking at smile model during dental checkup and teeth cleaning visit

During a dental checkup, we’ll ask about the current state of your teeth and check your teeth and gums to see if there’s any damage, decay, or disease that you might not have noticed yet. We’ll also take X-rays at least once a year to see if there are any hidden oral health issues that require attention. After the examination, we’ll go over our findings and explain what treatment options are available based on your needs. And of course, we’ll make sure to remove all the plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and gums.


Nightguards for Bruxism

Dentist looking at digital x-rays to craft nightguards for bruxism

You might have heard the term “bruxism” to describe the way your teeth clench and grind together unconsciously while you’re asleep. If you don’t do anything to stop bruxism, your teeth will wear down at an accelerated rate, and they might even fracture at some point. Wearing a nightguard to bed can keep your teeth safe from the worst of the damage, and with one of our custom-made nightguards, you can be sure that you’ll get the best possible protection while staying comfortable.


Fluoride Treatments

Patient placing fluoride treatment application tray

Fluoride is a key ingredient for strong, cavity-resistant teeth that last a lifetime. You probably get your share of fluoride from brushing your teeth, drinking tap water, and eating certain foods. However, we can also give your teeth a little extra protection until your next appointment by applying a fluoride gel directly to your teeth. It’ll only take a few minutes, but it’ll make a significant difference in keeping your smile safe from cavities.


Oral Cancer Screenings

Patient receiving dental treatment after oral cancer screening

Your prognosis for oral cancer will be much better if you begin treatment before the disease has had a chance to spread. Sadly, many people aren’t diagnosed until it’s too late since the symptoms can be very easy to overlook if you’re not familiar with them. Fortunately, nothing gets past the eyes of our trained dental team; during an examination, if we see any suspicious growths or other possible symptoms of oral cancer, we’ll help you make arrangements for a biopsy and diagnosis as soon as possible.