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Scheduling an appointment with
Dr. Melisa Christian is the first step to achieving the perfect smile, you’ve always dreamed of.


Schedule an appointment today! | (214) 760-6035

Complimentary
exam & x-rays

Scheduling an appointment with
Dr. Melisa Christian is the first step to achieving the perfect smile, you’ve always dreamed of.


Schedule an appointment today! | (214) 760-6035

General Dentistry

Dr. Christian and our team deliver full-service general dentistry that includes cleanings and checkups, restorations, preventive care, tooth extractions and protective appliances in an effort to help members of our community enjoy a lifetime of vibrant oral health.

Receiving regular dental care is the first step in protecting the health of your teeth and gums, which in turn promotes overall wellness. The oral health system is connected to the entire body, and many conditions that affect the mouth are related to common health problems. For instance, gum disease is linked to cardiovascular ailments and diabetes.

Meet the doctor

Dr.Christian-dallas-tx-dental-conciergeBorn and raised in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Christian earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of North Texas and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. She has completed extensive post-doctoral training in advanced dental care, full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic techniques and sedation dentistry.

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Our Location

4514 Cole Ave., Suite 903
 Dallas,Texas 75205

(XXX) XXX-XXXX

4514 Cole Ave., Suite 903
 Dallas,Texas 75205

(XXX) XXX-XXXX

 

Dental Checkups And Cleanings

Patients should receive cleanings and checkups twice per year. A dental checkup is more involved than just looking for signs of tooth decay. In fact, the comprehensive nature of an oral examination surprises many folks. In addition to evaluating the health of teeth and gums, Dr. Christian will look for signs of oral cancer and monitor bone health with the help of diagnostic technology. A checkup can reveal other important issues, too, such as bad habits like bruxism (the habit of grinding and clenching teeth) and the emergence of wisdom teeth, which can threaten oral health.

As part of general dentistry, receiving professional prophylaxis (cleanings) is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. Dental cleanings remove substances like tartar that can’t be brushed or flossed away. The instruments used to clean and polish teeth help stimulate the gums and flush out bacteria that cause infection.

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family-general-dentistry

Dental Checkups And Cleanings

Patients should receive cleanings and checkups twice a year. A dental checkup is more involved than just looking for signs of tooth decay. In fact, the comprehensive nature of an oral examination surprises many folks. In addition to evaluating the health of teeth and gums, Dr. Christian will look for signs of oral cancer and monitor bone health with the help of diagnostic technology. A checkup can reveal other important issues, too, such as bad habits like bruxism (the habit of grinding and clenching teeth) and the emergence of wisdom teeth, which can threaten oral health.

As part of general dentistry, receiving professional prophylaxis (cleanings) is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. Dental cleanings remove substances like tartar that can’t be brushed or flossed away. The instruments used to clean and polish teeth help stimulate the gums and flush out bacteria that cause infection.

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Fillings

Fillings are simple restorations used to treat early stage tooth decay. After the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, a filling is placed to restore the diseased portion of the tooth and protect its internal structures from damage. Receiving a filling is minimally invasive and cost effective when compared to more comprehensive restorations such as crowns, inlays, and onlays.

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes removing a tooth is inevitable. When our teeth become diseased or damaged beyond repair, it is important for patients to schedule a tooth extraction as soon as possible as failing teeth are prone to developing abscesses. An abscess is a painful infection that develops at the root of a tooth, and when it goes untreated, it can infect other oral structures and enter the blood stream. Removing diseased teeth helps preserve your oral health and makes room for a replacement tooth such as a dental implant or bridge. Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted, as well, because they cannot erupt through the gums properly due to the positioning of existing adult teeth.

When performing extractions, we take great strides to keep our patients comfortable and relaxed. In addition to local anesthetics, we may prescribe or administer sedative and analgesic medication to promote a positive experience.

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Tooth Extractions

Sometimes removing a tooth is inevitable. When our teeth become diseased or damaged beyond repair, it is important for patients to schedule a tooth extraction as soon as possible. Failing teeth are prone to developing abscesses. An abscess is a painful infection that develops at the root of a tooth and when it goes untreated, it can infect other oral structures and enter the blood stream. Removing diseased teeth helps preserve your oral health and makes room for a replacement tooth such as a dental implant or bridge. Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted as well. This is because these teeth cannot erupt through the gums properly due to the positioning of existing adult teeth.

When performing extractions, we take great strides to keep our patients comfortable and relaxed. In addition to local anesthetics, we may prescribe or administer sedative and analgesic medication to promote a positive experience.

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Protective Oral Appliances

Whether you compete in sports, snore, or have a habit of grinding your teeth, our practice offers custom oral appliances that can help protect oral structures and improve your quality of life.

Custom sports guards are beneficial to many types of athletes of all skill levels, including those who play contact sports or engage in endurance activities. Sports guards fit over the teeth to prevent traumatic damage when blunt force to the face occurs. These oral appliances also keep the jaw open to help maximize one’s performance. Having the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) open during rigorous activity is important for performance because the body’s natural inclination is to clench the teeth, ultimately closing or locking up the joint.

We also offer custom made occlusal and snore guards. Occlusal guards protect teeth and restorations from bruxism during sleep while snore guards help reposition the lower mandible to diminish the vibration of soft oral tissue, which causes snoring.

To schedule a consultation or checkup with Dr. Christian, call our office today!

COMMON QUESTIONS

You should visit the dentist often. In fact, The American Dental Association recommends professional checkups and cleanings two times a year for patients with good dental and oral health. Regularly scheduled cleanings help prevent oral health problems such as gum disease. Routine checkups helps save patients money in the long run since potential threats to oral health are more likely to be detected early on. Early detection allows our team to administer preventive and more conservative treatment.

Some people may mistakenly believe that if they brush and floss, professional dental cleanings aren’t necessary. Unfortunately, this mindset can be harmful to your oral health. Receiving biannual cleanings is important for controlling the accumulation of tartar and plaque at the gum line and near the roots of teeth. Tartar, since it is a hard substance, cannot be brushed or flossed away. It must be removed professionally with clinical dental instruments.

Preventing cavities begins at home with a commitment to proper and thorough oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after meals and before bedtime. Flossing daily is essential, too. When you floss, you clean in between teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing also disrupts the colonization of bacteria along the gums. Reducing sugar consumption is important for controlling the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. Sugar is a natural food source for bacteria. By reducing sugar intake, you can starve harmful bacteria.

In addition to oral hygiene, preventing cavities involves visiting our dentist for routine cleanings and checkups. Cleanings are important for removing plaque and tartar in a much more thorough way than you can do at home. As for checkups, if our team notices signs of tooth enamel weakening, we may prescribe preventive treatments such as the administration of prescription fluoride or dental sealants to protect teeth from tooth decay.

Bruxism is the habit of clenching the jaw or grinding your teeth. Many people who grind their teeth and clench their jaws do so as a response to anxiety or tension. Over time, this response becomes almost second nature. Many people who develop bruxism, do so without noticing it and even grind and clench their teeth during sleep.

Over time, bruxism can permanently damage teeth by wearing down tooth enamel. As tooth enamel is damaged, it leaves the softer structures of teeth unprotected and vulnerable to cavity-causing oral bacteria. Tooth wear and cavities require restorations since teeth cannot heal on their own.