When it comes to quality dental care, trust the team of experienced, compassionate professionals at Dental Depot of DFW. For more than 44 years, Dental Depot has been providing patients of all ages, at all stages of life, with the sensible and affordable dental services they deserve. Our locations feature a full staff of dentists, hygienists, and assistants, as well as plenty of exam chairs and private rooms, so we can see everyone in your family all at the same time.
The dentists and dental teams at Dental Depot are committed to the company’s positive environment and caring culture, spending the majority of their careers at the same location and increasing the likelihood that the dentist you see today will be the one you and your family see for years to come. Dr. Kana himself has over 20 years of experience serving the DFW metro community at Dental Depot, and is proud to be one of the area’s leading providers of exceptional dental care.
Dental checkups and cleanings should be scheduled at least twice a year for patients of all ages, including children. Regular appointments are vital for early detection of common dental issues and potential problems, allowing for more conservative, effective, and cost-efficient treatments. During dental exams, our expert staff assess the teeth, gums, and jawbones for signs of disease. Comprehensive checkups include screenings for oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay to ensure optimal oral health.
Twice-yearly checkups and cleanings are crucial for ensuring your oral health. Regular visits to your dentist can identify any current or potential problems with your teeth or gums, address them early, and avoid costly procedures later on. Routine checkups are especially important for young children as their teeth and jaws grow and develop.
An oral examination—as well as routine x-rays—gives your dentist insight into any changes or shifts that may be occurring in your mouth or jawbone. Teeth that shift, receding or diseased gumlines and tooth decay are all problems that can happen at any age and can worsen over time if untreated. Regular screenings give your dentist time to intervene and prevent further damage.
Your teeth and gums are ideal locations for bacteria, plaque, and tartar buildup. Brushing and flossing twice a day can help keep that buildup in check, but there are areas that not even your toothbrush or mouthwash can reach. Routine cleanings by Dental Depot DFW’s excellent hygienists can clear out those hard-to-reach places and reduce your risk of developing gum disease, cavities, or other problems.
Regular cleanings also serve as an opportunity to develop a rapport with your dentist and hygienist. A good, familiar relationship can help all of you feel more comfortable discussing your oral health and encourages better continuity of care, such as monitoring areas of concern or following up on an issue from the previous visit.
Your teeth are protected from cavities by an outer layer of mineral deposits called enamel. Although enamel is incredibly strong, frequent exposure to acidic drinks and foods, age, and poor dental hygiene can cause it to erode.
Routine fluoride treatments are a fast, easy way to maintain your enamel’s health and strength. Ideal for the developing teeth of small children, fluoride helps restore the lost mineral content in the enamel and provides an added layer of protection to what’s left. During a fluoride treatment, a fluoridated varnish or gel is applied—or “painted on”—to the teeth, where it stays even after your appointment. As the gel dissolves, it is absorbed into your teeth.
Dental sealants are another way to help reinforce your teeth’s defense. The biting surfaces of your teeth, especially the back molars, contain deep grooves and pits that are susceptible to developing cavities and decay. Dental sealants are made of cavity-resistant material and applied to the surfaces of teeth to fill in these areas, effectively “sealing off” your teeth from cavities.
Even with routine dental care, good oral hygiene, and a healthy diet, cavities and tooth decay can still find their way into your mouth. Small areas of decay can be treated with a filling. A dental filling, as the name suggests, fills in a part of the tooth that has developed a cavity and protects the tooth from further decay.
When an area of concern is identified by your dentist, he or she will clean out as much of the decay as possible and replace it with a silver or composite resin material. Fillings do not affect the appearance of your smile or the function of your teeth; they only serve to stop existing decay and permanently protect against future damage.
Tooth extractions—a procedure in which the entire tooth, including the roots, is pulled out—are generally a last resort, but they are not uncommon and can be recommended for several reasons. Teeth may need to be extracted if they are damaged or diseased beyond repair. In children, baby teeth may be slow to fall out and must be extracted to create enough room for the permanent teeth trying to push through.
Wisdom teeth are another instance that may require extraction. These “third molars” usually erupt during adolescence or young adulthood and can, in many cases, cause a variety of oral health issues like TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder, infections, facial pain or headaches, and misalignment of the teeth and jaws. Wisdom teeth are often extracted as a preventative measure.
Most children start to lose baby teeth around age 6, a process that continues until around age 12, when all adult teeth have erupted. However, how these adult teeth come in matters to the future health of your child.
We provide dental checkups and cleanings, oral health education, preventive treatments and restorations for children and teenagers, and our entire staff is dedicated to making our younger guests feel comfortable and at ease. Pediatric dental care is a large part of our practice, but it is our mission to assist in establishing optimal oral health among all members of our community.
Our multiple locations and flexible scheduling offer you the convenience you desire in today’s busy world. But don’t worry, we’re still family owned, operated and oriented, allowing our teams to be dedicated to your individual needs.
Choose Dental Depot DFW for all your general dentistry needs and experience top-notch dental care tailored to you. Our team of experienced dental professionals, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to affordability ensure that you receive the best care possible. With flexible scheduling and a patient-centered approach, we strive to make every visit comfortable and convenient. Trust Dental Depot DFW for a healthy, confident smile.
Dr. Kana is dedicated in providing the highest level of care. He and the staff are committed to education and expanding knowledge. He has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education. Dr. Kana hopes that being accessible to all of his patients, strong community feel and values, and strong patient/customer service is what will help our practice and community grow.