General & Preventive Dentist in The Woodlands
The old saw that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure has probably never been more applicable that in dentistry. Woodlands dentist Dr. Johnny Taylor is dedicated to helping patients prevent dental problems, so the time and trouble of a cure hopefully won’t be necessary.
With this in mind, we emphasize the important of good oral hygiene, which necessitates a partnership between you, Dr. Taylor and his skillful dental hygienists and assistants. A clean mouth does more than boost your confidence. Did you know it can help keep your body and mind healthy, too? It's true! Research concludes that keeping your teeth free of decay and keeping gum disease at bay can lower your risk for heart disease as well as memory loss.
From routine dental hygiene visits to sealants for those hard to reach back teeth, our practice offers comprehensive preventive and general dentistry for the whole family. Dr. Taylor knows that the source of a beautiful, healthy you, is a strong, clean smile. Our full menu of preventive treatments reflects our commitment to your oral health.
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride (for adults and children)
- Sleep Apnea & Snoring
- Laser Treatment for Ulcers and Cold Sores
- Treatment of Gum Disease
Periodontal Therapy from the Woodlands Dentist
When you come to the dental practice of Dr. Taylor, the dentist Woodlands residents count on for comprehensive general dentistry, you can be sure you’ll be set up with a treatment plan that services your specific needs. For example, if we discover any of the signs of gum disease during one of your biannual checkups (swelling, redness, bleeding, enlarged gum pockets, or loose teeth) then we have the gum disease treatment you need to reverse the effects of these symptoms and stop the disease’s advance. We offer in-office non-surgical periodontal therapy, as well as topical antibiotic treatment. If the gum disease treatment we offer is not appropriate for your case, then the Woodlands dentist will refer you to a trusted periodontist for advanced treatment.
Nightguards and Mouthguards
For patients who grind and clench their teeth, a condition known in dentistry as bruxism, the consequences can be worn teeth as well as jaw pain from the additional motion and pressure. To protect teeth, Dr. Taylor can prescribe a nightguard. Worn at night while you sleep, a nightguard is a comfortable oral device that prevents grinding and clenching.
For the athletes in your family, Dr. Taylor can have a custom mouthguard fabricated. A mouthguard fits in the mouth and is designed to protect teeth, gums, tongue, lips and cheeks from possible harm during sports play. Recent research shows that a mouthguard can also lessen the effects and severity of a concussion.