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1677 River Road, Suite #103
Boerne, TX 78006
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Protecting Boerne Smiles with Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

As a general and preventive dentist for the Boerne area, Dr. Mackie is committed to helping patients just like you enjoy good health and well-being throughout life. To do this, we offer a range of services, from basic checkups and exams to dental sealants and oral cancer screenings. We also offer protective appliances like night guards and sportsguards. With every one of these services, we’re confident that you can have the kind of healthy smile that also enhances your sense of total well-being.

Hygiene & Cleanings

Routine checkups and cleanings are essential to good oral health. Even patients with an excellent brushing and flossing routine should see a dentist for regular visits. During your cleaning, your hygienist will use advanced instruments to clean areas that are hard to reach with just a toothbrush or floss. But even areas that are easy to clean will benefit from treatment with our advanced tools. Then, after your cleaning, Dr. Mackie will stop by to complete a full oral exam. With a tooth-by-tooth inspection, we can catch decay and cavities before they have a chance to develop into a serious problem. If we find anything during your exam, we can talk to you about your treatment options and answer any questions you might have about treatment.

Sealants

Dental sealants provide patients with an easy, convenient way to prevent decay. Sealants are placed when a tooth has deep grooves on chewing surfaces. Bacteria can hide in these grooves and cause tooth decay. No anesthetic is needed to paint sealant on the tooth, and while the process can be completed in a minimal amount of time during your hygiene appointment, sealants provide added protection for years. If you’d like to give your smile extra protection from decay, ask Dr. Mackie about the benefits of dental sealants.

Bruxism/Night guards

While bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) is a common occurrence, it can be destructive to your oral health. Bruxism can be a side effect of numerous sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, or just an unconscious habit. Our goal is always to protect and preserve your teeth, but treating bruxism can have a positive effect on your whole life. Stopping your teeth grinding and clenching can lead to a better night’s sleep and relief of painful headaches and sore jaw muscles. Your custom-made nightguard will help you manage your condition by providing a barrier between the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The success we’ve witnessed from thousands of patients is proof positive that life change results are possible.

Mouth guards/Sports guard

If you or someone else in your family is an athlete, our Boerne dental practice has a special appliance that will help you protect your smile, no matter what your activity. Forty percent of all sports injuries involve the face, while 13 to 39 percent of all dental injuries are related to athletic activity. Don’t let a sports injury set your smile back. Talk to Dr. Mackie about the benefits of wearing a custom-made sports guard.

Oral Cancer Screening

While most cases of oral cancer are caused by specific behaviors, such as tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption, another quarter occur in patients who don’t engage in any of these risky behaviors. That’s why we strongly recommend that each one of our patients undergo an oral cancer screening during routine checkups. In too many cases, oral cancer isn’t diagnosed until it’s already reached a well-developed stage. We want to reverse that trend with regular preventive screenings.

Would you like to schedule a general and preventive visit with Dr. Mackie? Call our Boerne office today to speak with one of our team members.

1677 River Road, Suite 103, Boerne, TX 78006 USA
Dr. Kurt Mackie Boerne, TX dentist. (830) 331- 7355 Kurtmackie@me.com