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Dripping Springs Family Smiles Offers Preventative Dentistry Services in Dripping Springs, TX

If you are looking for preventative dentistry services in Dripping Springs, TX, Dripping Springs Family Smiles is here to help you. We believe it is important for everyone to have access to professional oral care, and our team can provide you with the care you deserve. Learn more about our dental exam services below, and give us a call to schedule an appointment with our dentists.


What Happens During a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

During your initial exam and dental cleaning, we will take x-rays of your teeth, provide a thorough cleaning and dental exam by either Dr. Quintana or Dr. DeMarco.

During the dental cleaning, one of our highly experienced dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth using dental instruments. This is very important because plaque and tartar that is not thoroughly removed can lead to dental cavities and other dental concerns. We will then, polish and floss your teeth, and do offer our patients fluoride to protect their teeth against cavities.

When your teeth are clean, the dentist will come in and conduct a thorough examination. We will perform an oral cancer screening, and check for any cavities, fractures, or other dental concerns you may have. If we identify any problems, we will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.


Why Are X-Rays Needed?

From time to time, the team at Dripping Springs Family Smiles will recommend that we take x-rays as well. X-rays are important because they allow us to see underneath the surface of your gum tissue. We are able to view each surface of the tooth including the root surface, and the bone levels around each tooth. This allows Dr. Quintana and Dr. DeMarco to diagnose any dental concerns and offer the appropriate recommended treatment. We will take X-rays from multiple angles to ensure we do not miss anything, and we will review the results of those x-rays with you. If you have concerns about x-rays, we are here to answer any questions you might have.


What Are the Benefits of a Preventative Visit?

There are far too many people who believe that they only need to go to the dentist when something is wrong. Some of the top benefits of visiting Dripping Springs Family Smiles for your preventative dental care include:

  • This gives us an opportunity to identify potential problems that you may have overlooked.
  • We can review your brushing and flossing habits with you to make sure you are cleaning your teeth thoroughly.
  • There are some dental issues that do not necessarily cause symptoms right away, and preventative dental visits give us an opportunity to address them before they get worse.


For all of these reasons, we encourage you to visit us at least twice per year for regular cleanings and exams. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.


Contact Dripping Springs Family Smiles Today To Make an Appointment

At Dripping Springs Family Smiles, are proud to be led by Dr. Gianna Quintana and Dr. Christopher DeMarco in Dripping Springs, TX, and we want to provide you and your family with the dental care you deserve. We can provide you with a thorough cleaning and exam to ensure your oral health is protected. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Mon. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri. Once Per Month
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


331 Sportsplex Drive, Suite B
Dripping Springs, TX 78620