We help you keep your smile healthy long term with our list of exceptional preventative dentistry services – the best way to avoid oral health complications that result in costly maintenance.
Our Maricopa dental office offers the following preventative services:
Your bill of oral health all begins with a dental exam, giving the doctor an opportunity to assess the current conditions of your mouth. We use this information to plot the best course of treatment for our patients and address any questions they have throughout the procedure. We recommend two exams annually or more depending on the condition of your smile.
Brushing regularly isn’t always enough to ward of tooth decay – built up plaque around the tooth, especially near the gumline, can harden and damage the enamel. These trouble areas of the mouth require special dental instruments for removal. We recommend our patients receive at least two professional cleanings annually to keep pace with their oral health.
Simple fluoride treatments are designed to help strengthen the enamel of your teeth, the tough exterior that protects the nerve and underlying pulp. This thorough procedure ensures your teeth receive the maximum benefits of fluoride, well beyond a simple rinse or fluoride-enriched toothpaste.
Digital X-rays have become commonplace among dental offices, allowing doctors to diagnose conditions in the mouth otherwise invisible to the eye. The two major type of X-rays are intraoral and extraoral, both internal and external. These different forms help our dentists diagnose cavities, check the health of the tooth including its root, as well as bringing any skull or jawbone abnormalities to light.
This technology emits very low doses of radiation to scan the mouth and surrounding jaw. The advancement of dental technology has significantly reduced any perceived risk, the procedure comparable to very little exposure to sunlight.
This common dental procedure could make the difference in developing a cavity. Dental sealants, also known as fissure sealants, are a thin plastic material coats the tooth and provides additional protection from tooth decay. Sealants are most commonly used among the back molars as dentists consider these teeth more susceptible to dental caries.
For more information on our preventative dental services, contact Dentistry at Maricopa today and schedule your next appointment!