The American Cancer Society estimates that about 53,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Our goal at Arizona Smile Design is to reduce the life-threatening risk of this disease by providing routine screenings to increase the chances of early diagnosis. When we’re able to spot the initial symptoms before the disease spreads, the chances of survival are drastically higher. For this reason, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your oral tissues, lips, and throat every six months in search of any abnormalities.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen the protective outer layer of your teeth (called the enamel). For our younger patients who aren’t receiving enough of it, we’ll likely suggest fluoride treatment. When we place the topical fluoride gel on the teeth, it will act to fortify them and provide them with added protection from cavities.
Do you get overwhelmed when you need to purchase new oral hygiene products because of the massive selection? We can make the job much easier for you by providing you with products that we recommend and trust. Enamelon, Listerine, and Waterpik can all help tackle plaque and tartar buildup as well as protect your precious pearly whites from decay.