Professional Preventative Dentistry At JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry involves establishing habits that will keep your teeth healthy help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. During your regular visit at JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC, your dental hygienist will point out any issues that you may be having with your oral hygiene. Your hygienist will perform a cleaning, dental exam, an oral cancer exam, and take any necessary X-rays. We will also evaluate the appearance of your teeth and recommend any aesthetic procedures that will enhance your smile, such as cosmetic or orthodontic procedures. Since we began serving patients in Sunnyvale, Mesquite, and Forney, Texas as well as the surrounding areas, our goal has been a whole body health approach.

What You Can Do To Prevent Tooth Decay

Establishing at-home oral hygiene habits is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing after eating will help to remove plaque and decay. Plaque is difficult to remove and the best at-home habits may not be enough to keep it a bay. This is why it is so important to schedule regular dental visits and allow our trained staff of oral hygienists to catch any problems that may be lurking before they become serious.


Here at JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC, we provide a wide array of preventative care. Here are some of the services that we provide to our value patients in Sunnyvale, Mesquite, and Forney, Texas:

Help Us Help You Take Care Of Your Teeth!

Our recommendation is to visit JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC twice a year for regular cleanings and preventive treatments. When you do this, we can detect any problems early, when they are much easier (and less costly) to fix.

If you live in Sunnyvale, Texas and do not have an appointment scheduled, please reach out to us by calling 972-270-7535 or sending us an email. Here at JOEL B. SHIELDS, DDS, PC, we’re excited to help keep you healthy and happy!