At the practice of Ron Bosher, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., we understand the connection between dental health and overall health, which is why we offer a range of dental health care options. By building long-term relationships with our patients, we get to know their needs and are better able to help them maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. We encourage patients from McKinney, Frisco, Richardson and throughout Texas to visit our Plano family dentistry practice regularly for professional cleanings and examinations to ensure that they keep their teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
Professional Cleanings and Examinations
Regular professional cleanings and examinations are essential to maintaining your dental health. Our hygiene department includes a group of experienced, skilled, and caring dental professionals who want to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your lifetime. Professional cleanings, at least once every six months, help remove plaque and tarter which can lead to infection, decay, and tooth loss if not removed regularly.
Individuals in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, and surrounding communities in Texas can visit our family dentistry practice for thorough and effective dental examinations. Dr. Bosher uses the latest technologies to make sure patients receive the best care possible. The DIAGNOdent® laser cavity detector can find small areas of decay before they are visible to the naked eye. It allows Dr. Bosher to prevent small cavities from developing into larger problems that would need extensive dental work to repair. He also uses digital x-rays which produce 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays, and generate high-quality digital images almost immediately so there is no wait. During the examination, Dr. Bosher will also check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease, one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
Statistics show that as many as three out of every four adults suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissues that, if not treated, can lead to tooth loss.
Some of the common signs of periodontal disease include:
- Gums that are red, puffy, and tender
- Gums that bleed during flossing and brushing
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Teeth that are loose or have shifted
- Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
We check for signs of periodontal disease during your regular examinations at our family dentistry practice. If we find infection, Dr. Bosher will recommend a course of treatment, which may include antibiotic medications, deep cleanings, and non-surgical periodontal treatment. We will set up a treatment regimen to help restore health to your teeth and gums.
Contact Our Practice for Family and Preventive Dentistry
Even if it’s been awhile since your last cleaning and examination, we will help you feel at ease so that you can receive the care you need to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. If you live in the Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or Richardson, Texas areas, contact our family and preventative dentistry practice to schedule an appointment today.