You might find it easy to locate a dentist for yourself, one who can see your children, and another who can treat your parents. However, it can be much more difficult to find one dentist that can meet the needs of your entire family. If you are in that predicament, you should see Dr. Mike Asay at Chisholm Trail Dental Health to receive family dentistry.
…we mean it! There are plenty of dental practices that advertise dental care for the entire family, but Chisholm Trail Dental Health structures its appointments so that children, parents, and grandparents can all be seen in the same day. Even people who have difficulty relaxing can receive care at our dental office because we have an anesthesiologist on call to provide sedation. Because we offer complete dental care, we can treat virtually any dental condition. In the rare circumstance wherein specialty care is required, Chisholm Trail Dental Health can coordinate with a trusted network of specialists. We can be your starting point for complex treatment planning, and you can come back to us for checkups during and after your specialized treatment.
While taking care of your teeth at home is vital, regular preventive appointments are also essential to a healthy and problem-free smile. Your toothbrush and floss simply can’t clean all of the tiny surfaces in your mouth, but a professional cleaning from one of our hygienists can target those trouble spots. These visits also give Dr. Asay the chance to find any indications of dental problems as early as possible so he can take care of them right away.
Fluoride is nature’s gift to your smile! When the teeth are exposed to this helpful mineral, it actually strengthens the enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. For children, the regular use of fluoride has also been shown to aid in the development of adult teeth, even before they come in! That’s why, at the end of you and your loved one’s routine checkups, we can give you a topical fluoride treatment that will keep your smile strong until we see you again.
Oral cancer claims thousands of lives every year, and that’s mostly because many people aren’t diagnosed until the disease is quite advanced. Early detection is essential to successful treatment, so to make sure our patients are never caught off guard by this disease, oral cancer screenings are a standard part of our exams. We’ll keep an eye out for any suspicious growths or sores in your mouth during your checkups, and if we find anything, we can guide you to get a biopsy and diagnosis right away.
Modern life is stressful, and for many people, this leads them to grind their teeth while they sleep, which is a condition called bruxism. Over time, this can severely wear down the teeth and any dental restorations to the point that they actually break! For patients dealing with this pesky problem, a nightguard offers a simple solution. It’s a custom-made mouthguard worn to bed that places a thin barrier between the teeth to prevent any harmful contact during the night.
For younger patients who are still learning to brush, the back teeth (called the molars and premolars) are extremely vulnerable to developing cavities due to their location and deeply grooved surfaces. With a dental sealant, however, we can literally place a thin, clear barrier over these teeth in order to keep them safe from plaque and bacteria. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden into place to provide up to a decade’s worth of cavity protection.
Children have their own unique set of dental needs, and at Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we’re ready to serve all of Round Rock’s growing smiles, whether they have just started school or are already thinking about college. Regular exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants will keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong, and thanks to our warm and friendly team, we can guarantee they’ll feel completely relaxed during their appointments as well.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can rob a person of their much needed rest and their health if not properly treated, and at Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we’re able to offer a simple but effective solution. If your nights are plagued by loud snoring and your days are filled with exhaustion, Dr. Asay can provide you with a custom-made mouthpiece that will help you breathe normally during sleep. Not only will you stop snoring, but you’ll also be able to get the deep, restful sleep you need to wake up in the morning and feel fully energized all day.
Did you know that some of the most common injuries in all of sports are dental injuries? Whether due to impacts from other players or flying equipment, broken and chipped teeth are extremely common for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Fortunately, we can help you and your child’s smile stay safe by providing specially-made mouthguards. Unlike a bulky, generic guard from the store, ours are designed specifically for each patient’s teeth, ensuring both a comfortable fit and protection you can always count on.
Been down your local store’s dental aisle lately? There is a nearly endless variety of oral healthcare products available today, and trying to find the right ones for you and your family can be a really frustrating process. Our hygiene team can make things easy for you by offering individual recommendations based on you and your loved one’s unique dental needs. We can even provide you with some of the products our own team uses right here in our office to save you a trip!