Healthy smiles begin with regular visits to the dentist. At Lippian Family Dentistry in Texarkana, TX, we make going to the dentist as pleasant of an experience as possible. We pride ourselves on forming personal relationships with each patient, providing a relaxing atmosphere, and using innovative equipment so you can receive comfortable treatments.
Providing Healthy Smiles for the Whole Family!
It is recommended that you visit the dentist twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning, to ensure that any developing problems, such as decay, periodontal disease and oral cancer, are caught early. When caught early, there is a greater chance of treatment success. One of our talented hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and will instruct you on what you can do at home to improve your oral health.
We treat patients as young as three years old, providing them with a thorough exam and screening for periodontitis. However, if your child is younger than three and is experiencing tooth or gum trouble, we can provide assistance. We recommend you bring your child into the office at around age two so they can get used to the feeling of being at a dentist office. At Lippian Family Dentistry, we work our hardest to make sure your child is as comfortable and relaxed as possible, and we will teach them how to take care of their teeth from home.
Dental sealants are clear caps that are placed on children’s back teeth. These teeth are usually ridged on top, which makes them difficult to properly clean and vulnerable to decay. Sealants block food, bacteria and plaque from the tooth, and they can last for as long as 10 years.
Laser Gum Treatment
We use laser treatment for gum sculpting, especially following braces. If you have a smile that is too “gummy,” or your gums have receded, this treatment can help.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep. When you gasp to regain your breath, it produces a disruptive snoring sound. Sleep apnea can cause fatigue, irritability, depression, morning headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, and more. At Lippian Family Dentistry, we can screen you for sleep apnea. We can also create a dental appliance that realigns the mouth and jaw, opening up the airways.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. When this joint isn’t working correctly, you may feel a popping, clicking, or pain in the TMJ joints that connect your jaw to the skull, as well as headaches and facial pain. You may struggle to use your jaw properly. Our doctors can look for symptoms of TMJ and provide a mouthguard to wear during sleep to realign the jaw, or we may suggest other techniques for alleviating pain and discomfort.
At Lippian Family Dentistry, we can provide a custom-created mouthguard that feels comfortable and secure in the mouth. Mouthguards are essential to wear during sports to prevent permanent teeth from being knocked out and to help save you money from needing to pay for more expensive tooth replacements!