Preventive Dentistry – Park Cities | Dallas, TX
Your Key to a Problem-Free Smile
Even though he’s able to fix any kind of dental problem you can imagine, Dr. Hamlett would much rather help his patients avoid dental decay and damage in the first place so they can simply enjoy their smile. That’s why so much of his energy goes into preventive dentistry. With regular checkups, cleanings, and the other services detailed below, he can make sure you have the kind of strong, healthy smile that never needs a second thought.
Why Choose Kenneth Hamlett, DDS for Preventive Dentistry
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- D Magazine’s “Best Dentist in Dallas” every year
- Hundreds of hours of continuing education & decades of experience
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
By coming to see us for a checkup and cleaning, our team is able to accomplish two important goals regarding your oral health. One, it gives us the chance to catch and treat any dental problems while they are still in their early stages, and two, we also have the opportunity to get to know you as a person so we can come up with a personalized treatment plan. Also at these appointments, one of our hygienists will expertly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, safeguarding you from cavities while breaking up minor surface stains.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you or a loved one grinds their teeth at night, you know how annoying it can be. More importantly is the damage this can cause to the teeth as well as the associated symptoms, which can include headaches and tension in the neck and shoulders. Get the relief you need with our custom-designed mouthguards that prevent bruxism. They’re made to fit comfortably over the teeth and provide a protective barrier to stop any harmful contact during the night, helping you rest easy.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is relatively easy to treat when detected early, but its initial symptoms can sometimes be hard to spot with untrained eyes. That’s why we include a complete oral cancer screening as part of every routine checkup. We’ll take a close look at your mouth and the surrounding areas for any suspicious sores or growths, and if we find something that causes concern, we’ll help you get the follow-up care you need right away.
Gum disease affects a large number of Americans every year and can lead to numerous oral health problems as well as complications with your overall health. Fortunately, we offer advanced periodontal therapies in our Dallas office to restore your oral health and protect you from tooth loss. We’ll screen your gums every time you come to see us, and if we spot the slightest sign of an infection, we’ll be ready to offer the targeted treatments you need.
Snoring can be very disruptive to members in your family. We offer solutions that consist of anti-snoring devices that you can wear at night to help you and everyone else in your household get a peaceful night’s rest. Our devices are custom-made to fit over a patient’s teeth and keep their airway open, and they are made of strong, flexible materials that guarantee both comfort and effectiveness. They can easily help someone stop snoring the very first night!
Headaches and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can often be a result of stress, strain, arthritis, injury, or unconscious jaw clenching and grinding of the teeth. We can utilize the NTI tension suppression mouthpiece to alleviate the over stimulation of the nerves that often lead to TMJ pain. With a few weeks or months of consistent use (only while a patient sleeps), we can help restore balance to the bite that leads to complete and long-lasting relief.