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Richardson Family Dentist Offering Preventive Dentistry

One visit to our office is all it takes to realize that family is important to us. After all, Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin aren’t just partners in dentistry. They’re also happily married. Every day, they have a new opportunity to treat your family like part of their own. You can see their commitment to this in the genuine concern they express for each patient, and the wide variety of services they offer. As a dental office committed to family and preventive care, they don’t want to treat only common dental problems after they occur. They want to help patients prevent them from happening in the first place.

Dental Cleanings & Exams

We recommend that all patients, even young children, see a dentist for cleanings and exams every six months. These visits are vital for ensuring good oral health and wellbeing. Regular checkups allow us to clean bacteria and plaque away from areas that are hard to brush and give us an opportunity to look for any developing issues. During your visit, we may also recommend dental sealants or an oral cancer screening. The goal is the same—to provide you and your family with advanced preventive care.

Sportsguards & Nightguards

If you’re an athlete, you know how important it is to have all the right protective gear. Every sports uses slightly different gear, of course, but one item they all have in common is a sportsguard. A sportsguard will help you protect your teeth, tongue, and lips during play.  They even have the power to reduce the severity of concussion. While you can find basic sportsguards in any sporting goods store, the highest level of protection comes from one that was made just for you. Our Richardson dental office is happy to offer personalized sportsguards for active patients. We also offer custom nightguards to help patients who struggle with teeth grinding and clenching.

Digital X-Rays

At every appointment, Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin complete a thorough visual exam of your mouth to determine your oral health needs. As important as these exams are they can’t tell us everything we need to know. That’s why X-rays are so important. They show us more than a visual exam ever could enabling our team to create a detailed diagnosis and treatment. What’s more, as technology has advanced, the X-ray process has become safer, more comfortable, and more convenient.

Soft Tissue Laser

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most prevalent oral health problems today. Left untreated it results in a range of problems that include bleeding gums, tissue loss, and even tooth loss. With laser-assisted periodontal therapy, our team treats periodontal disease and improves oral health. We also use our soft-tissue laser for gum recontouring, a procedure that removes excess gum tissue from smiles.

Do you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin? Call Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics today to speak with one of our friendly team members. They will happily answer any questions you might have in addition to reserving your visit.