Preventative Dentistry

Take A Proactive Approach To Maintain A Healthy Smile

Fossum Family Dental Care offers several preventative dental services at our office in Richmond. You can read about some of our most common preventative services below, and be sure to make an appointment with us soon – we’ll help you keep your teeth in tiptop shape.


We recommend dental checkups twice a year for patients with good oral health. This suggestion is in line with the American Dental Association’s recommendation. Your checkup will give us an opportunity to update your dental records and assess your oral health. Early treatment is always in your best interest.

How We Can Help

An adult checkup may include these services::

  • Dental X-rays
  • Digital photos
  • Tooth-by-tooth inspection
  • Head and neck exam
  • Occlusion/bite analysis
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease assessment
  • Dental cleaning
  • Treatment consultation

Children should begin attending bi-annual checkups by age 2 or 3. A child’s checkup is different from an adult’s in that we may not take X-rays or photos, and we will look for development problems. Children may not need a dental cleaning until age 3 or 4.

If you live in Richmond, Texas, and do not have an appointment scheduled, please reach out to us by calling (832) 595-2266 or sending us an email. Here at Fossum Family Dental Care, we’re excited to help keep you healthy and happy!