What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is an important part of everyone’s oral health habits. Most people benefit from an appointment every six months. Higher-risk patients might want to come in more often — people who smoke, have diabetes, or have certain genetic markers, for example.
Dental Design Studios offers low-cost, affordable care that fits in your busy schedule. Give us a call today at 602-775-5656 to make an appointment
What Is Preventive Dental Care?
Preventive dental care is screening and maintenance. Here is what you could expect from a standard appointment:
- Cleaning with a dental hygienist and a general exam
- Periodontal disease screening and oral cancer exam
- X-rays to check dental restoration and overall dental health, if necessary
You are also an important part of your own preventive care. We want to hear about any of your concerns or questions. Our group of Phoenix dentist offices has nearly anything you would need, so feel free to ask.
Most importantly, we never make you feel rushed. We take our time to fully check for issues — and we make sure you always have as much time as you want to talk with our dentists, hygienists, and office staff.
Why Is Preventive Dentistry Important?
It is important to get X-rays and come in for appointments regularly. When it comes to your teeth, health changes slowly in most cases — but it does change.
Many people ask why they need X-rays. The latest imaging equipment is much more accurate — and safer — than it was only a few decades ago. A dental snapshot these days is about as risky as a sunny day, in terms of radiation levels.
Believe it or not, this technology actually helps us prevent and control oral cancers. These images can catch problems and abnormalities early, giving you better options and better outlooks, in most cases.
What Is Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene is the everyday side of dentistry. It includes everything you do to keep your mouth clean and healthy — including your regular dentist appointments. Here are some examples:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing or water flossing, especially under dental bridges
- Replacing toothbrushes regularly
- Using mouthwash
- Keeping removable dentures in cleaning solutions
- Limiting sugary snacks if you can’t brush about 30 minutes after
How Is a Pediatric Dentist Useful?
Preventive dental care is one of the main functions of dentistry for the infant-to-adolescent age range. This is the time to instill good habits and prevent long-term problems. Of course, pediatric dentists also help control tooth decay — and counteract the other adverse oral-health effects of candy-fueled youth.
If coming to the dentist isn’t exactly a joyous event for your young children, give us a try. We love kids, and we have a full pediatric dentistry practice.
Best & Affordable Preventive Dental
We have seven offices around the Phoenix area, with skilled dentists serving patients in and around Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Peoria, and the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix. We are focused on providing great service and quality dental care. To make an appointment for any of your dental needs, call us today at 602-775-5656.