Keeping Smiles Healthy with Preventive Dentistry in Midland
When it comes to maintaining a complete, healthy smile for life, prevention is key. After all, it's much easier to stop a problem before it starts. Midland dentist, Dr. Robert Christensen offers a wide variety of preventive services for every member of your family, including routine check-ups, thorough cleanings, and valuable options designed to protect your oral health. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or you have any questions about our available treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.
Dental Cleanings & Checkups
It's strongly recommended that patients attend at least two routine check-ups and cleanings at our office once a year, unless otherwise directed. These visits are crucial when it comes to achieving and maintaining optimal oral health throughout the years.
Quality Hygiene Products
For interested patients, our team offers a variety of quality hygiene products that our team members recommend wholeheartedly. Dr. Christensen only wants the best for his patients!
Here in Midland, we’re happy to welcome the whole family. Our team is great with kids, and we provide gentle check-ups, refreshing cleanings, and other services designed for their growing smiles.
The threat of cavities is always a concern, but especially so for younger patients. Dental sealants protect those difficult to reach back teeth sealing their grooves shut and preventing food particles and bacteria from taking root.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Did you know that nearly 75% of the population suffers from some stage of periodontal disease? If you’re in the same boat, Dr. Christensen offers personalized treatment options to treat symptoms and maintain oral health. Learn More About Periodontal Disease Treatment
Oral Cancer Screenings
Tens of thousands of American adults are diagnosed with oral cancer this year, and only half of those people go on to live more than five years past this point. This disease can be so destructive because it’s often not caught until it has reached advanced stages, significantly reducing any hope for recovery. Dr. Christensen and the rest of our team take this threat very seriously, which is why we make oral cancer screenings a necessary part of routine evaluations. If we locate suspicious, potentially pre-cancerous areas within the mouth, we help you take the next step towards a concrete diagnosis.
Nightguards for TMJ/Bruxism Therapy
Bruxism (teeth grinding) often affects patients while they’re asleep, causing worn teeth, painful headaches, and other unpleasant symptoms. A nightguard from our Midland, TX office provides valuable protection for your smile allowing you to rest easy throughout the night. Learn More About Nightguards for TMJ/Bruxism
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Snoring is often seen as a harmless habit, but it can actually be an indicator of a much more dangerous health condition known as sleep apnea. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Christensen provides much needed relief with a customized snoreguard. Learn More About Sleep Apnea
Many patients of any age become nervous or even frightened when faced with an upcoming dental appointment. Here in Midland, TX, our team works hard to create a comfortable and inviting environment where you feel at ease. However, if this isn’t enough, Dr. Christensen offers sedation dentistry to take the edge off negative feelings and help patients feel truly relaxed throughout treatment.
Nitrous oxide is often ideal for those with mild feelings of fear or anxiety concerning dental care. This gas is administered through a nasal mask, and patients feel more content and comfortable within minutes. Better yet, the effects wear off fast after treatment is complete, allowing you to return home or go back to work with no issues.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is also available for those with moderate to severe dental phobia. For this option, patients take an oral sedative and remain in a deep state of relaxation throughout the procedure. They require an escort to accompany them to the office and take them home afterwards. Dr. Christensen has advanced certification in oral conscious sedation allowing him to provide this option with confidence and safety in mind.
Today, X-rays are vital when it comes to dental care, but the traditional method for capturing them involves tedious wait times, hazardous chemicals, and a significant amount of radiation exposure. That’s why Dr. Christensen is happy to offer digital X-rays as an alternative at his Midland, TX practice. With this state of the art technology, capturing images and viewing them on a nearby monitor takes mere seconds – no darkroom required. Better yet, they’re safer for the environment and simpler to transfer if needed. Necessary radiation can be reduced by up to 90% as well!