Family & Cosmetic Dentist in Houston, TX
At Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics, we focus on treating patients as individuals with their health and cosmetic goals in mind because we know that everyone is different. Our comprehensive and personalized approach to dental care gives our patients the best chance to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!
We welcome seniors, adults, and children to our dental office in Houston, TX. We also make it simple and convenient for families to receive the high-quality dental care they deserve in one location where everyone can feel comfortable.
Whether it's time for your next routine dental cleaning and checkup, or you'd like to make changes to how your smile looks, our team can help you have the beautiful and healthy smile you've always wanted. Contact Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics today at (832) 427-5505 to get started.
- Diagnostic and Preventive Dentistry in Houston, TX
- Preventive Periodontal Exams
- The Importance of Preventive Dentistry for Children
- Cosmetic Dentistry for Amazing Smiles
- The Science Behind a Beautiful Smile
Diagnostic and Preventive Dentistry in Houston, TX
Our singular focus is on preventing adverse dental conditions whenever possible. We provide comprehensive oral exams that include a tooth-by-tooth examination to look for common conditions such as decay and cracked teeth. We make a note of any conditions we find and present them to you, along with all your treatment options, at your consultation.
By giving you every treatment option available, we give you the knowledge you need to make the treatment decision that works best for your health and lifestyle.
Our preventive dental cleanings remove plaque, bacteria, and tartar from the areas you cannot reach with your toothbrush and floss alone. Regular dental cleanings, along with a great home care routine, are essential to maintaining good oral health.
We personalize our dental cleanings so that you receive the exact level of care that will keep you healthy.
Digital diagnostic x-rays help us diagnose any dental conditions in a safe manner, without exposing you to very much radiation. X-rays are an invaluable tool for allowing our dentists to catch any concerns early on. By treating conditions such as decay as soon as possible, we can address the condition while it is still manageable with less invasive procedures.
Consistent visits to your Houston dentist every six months helps you avoid costly treatment procedures and saves you from time spent in the dental chair.
Preventive Periodontal Exams
Your gums are essential to a healthy smile! Since they are the foundation for your teeth, we evaluate the health of your gums at each dental exam because your oral health can change throughout your lifetime. We measure the pocketing around your teeth, look for signs of bleeding or inflammation, and recommend treatment based on your needs.
The health of your gums can affect your overall wellness. Inflammatory conditions like gum disease can put your heart health at risk and are also associated with many other systemic diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Complications during pregnancy
By treating periodontal disease in its earliest stages, you can often avoid many complications. If you notice symptoms such as your gums bleeding during brushing or flossing, gums that appear red, irritated or swollen, or chronic bad breath that doesn't go away, schedule an examination with your Houston dentist right away. These are the sign of early gum disease (gingivitis).
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry for Children
A beautiful and healthy smile is a priceless gift that you can give your son or daughter by providing them with consistent early dental care. Following the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists recommend that your little one has their first visit around the age of one-year-old. Early visits help our dentists build rapport with your child and also helps them feel comfortable and not afraid of visiting the dentist.
Even though they fall out in a few years, primary (baby) teeth are essential for establishing good dental health for your child. Baby teeth are responsible for helping your little one eat solid foods, guiding adult teeth into the right position, and helping your child learn to say their first words and develop proper speech patterns.
Our team loves taking care of children at Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our goal is to provide positive experiences when your child visits our Houston dental office, so they look forward to visiting the dentist in the future.
We are also well-equipped to care for your son or daughter into adulthood with additional services, such as fluoride treatments, dental sealants, protective mouth guards for sports, and comprehensive orthodontic treatment. We make it convenient for children and their families to get the dental care they need in one place.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Amazing Smiles
Even if you have a clean bill of oral health, there might be something about the appearance of your smile you wish to address. We encourage you to discuss your goals for your smile with dentists. Together, we can come up with a plan to give you a healthy and beautiful smile that makes you feel great about the way you look.
We provide comprehensive cosmetic dentistry in our Houston, TX dental office. Some of the cosmetic dental services we offer include:
- Teeth whitening – This is one of the quickest, most effective, and affordable ways to upgrade your smile
- Orthodontics – We offer both traditional and invisible braces for both adults and children at Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics
- Tooth-colored or white fillings – This is an aesthetic option for repairing a cavity or replacing old silver amalgam fillings
- Porcelain crowns – A crown fits over your tooth to restore beauty and function to your smile
- Porcelain veneers – A veneer can change the shape or shade of your tooth so you can design a completely new smile
We may recommend one service to improve your appearance or use a few of these treatments to create a complete makeover to give you a smile you have always wanted! If you have ever thought about changing the appearance of your smile, we invite you to contact Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics today at (832) 427-5505 to arrange an evaluation with one of our dentists and learn what's possible for your smile.
The Science Behind a Beautiful Smile
There are more than just cosmetic benefits associated with enhancing your smile. Having a smile that you're proud of also increases your confidence. Science has discovered that people who smile more are actually happier! Smiling releases endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin in your brain, which causes you to feel good. And, because smiles are contagious, your smile creates a chain reaction that causes other people to feel good as well.
Having a beautiful smile with teeth that are correctly aligned is also good for your oral health because they're easier to brush and floss properly. When you can do a good job keeping your teeth clean, it decreases your chances of developing tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease.
Contact Bear Creek Dentistry & Orthodontics to Schedule an Appointment
We can’t wait to welcome you to our Houston, TX dental office! Contact us to schedule your next dental exam and take the first step toward a beautiful, healthy smile.