One of our primary focuses is preventing serious oral health problems from ever having a chance to develop. While brushing and flossing at home each day is a great way to make this happen, professional checkups and cleanings every six months are also vital. With routine visits to our office, our team will be able to provide you with the peace-of-mind that your oral health is in great shape, plus you won’t develop more complicated issues that require potentially expensive treatments to fix.
Our experienced team utilizes the latest technology, such as ultrasonic scalers, our cavity detection system, and intraoral cameras, during your checkups and cleanings. With them, we can diagnose and treat any small oral health problems before they have a chance to develop into more serious issues. With routine visits, our goal is to preserve your smile and eliminate the need for any invasive treatments down the road.
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.
Some people are more prone to cavity development than others, especially younger patients who are still learning how to take care of their smiles. That’s why we offer protective dental sealants to prevent the accumulation of sugars and bacteria in the grooves and pits of the molars. We’ll apply a thin, clear layer of dental plastic over the biting surfaces of these at-risk teeth and harden it, allowing the sealants to act like small shields that can last for up to 10 years!
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.
Nightly teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can have a permanent impact on your oral health, facial muscles, and jaw joints if it goes untreated. To help prevent chronic facial pain and broken teeth, we offer customized mouthguards that can cushion the areas of your mouth affected by this condition. Protecting your teeth and jaw from nightly clenching could save you from needing a surprise visit with your emergency dentist!
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.