Preventive dentistry uses preventive measures, including procedures that stop cavities, such as dental cleanings, oral exams, dental x-rays, and other diseases from forming in their early stages.
It can also alert you to potential problems, allowing you to act when they are most sensitive to treatment. You will significantly reduce the risk of extractions and more complex operations by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months.
The longer it takes to take care of your dental problems, the cost of treating them, and the pain could increase exponentially. The goal is to keep you as healthy as possible and to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
You can access a wide range of Preventive Dentistry services, including:
Harmful substances can build up in the mouth and weaken enamel, leading to tooth decay. Even with proper oral hygiene, your teeth can weaken if exposed to sugars, acids, and oral bacteria. Fluoride treatments can help prevent this.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can promote the "remineralization" of teeth. When there are elevated fluoride levels in the mouth, enamel begins to bind to compounds such as calcium and phosphate, strengthening teeth and reversing mild cases of decay. Fluoride treatments are effective, non-invasive, and painless and can be performed after a dental cleaning.
Prevent cavities from forming with dental sealants
Dental sealants consist of a particular clear type of resin and are an excellent way to prevent cavities in patients with cavity-prone teeth. Dr. Brannon will apply this resin to your back teeth after cleaning them, and the resin will be cured with UV light. This forms a clear, durable shield that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food debris from directly contacting the tooth. In turn, this helps prevent the formation of cavities.
Fighting gum disease with periodontal care
Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults. The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, does not cause permanent damage to the teeth. However, if not adequately treated promptly, the disease can progress to periodontitis, which causes irreversible damage to the teeth and gums.
Periodontal care, such as scaling and root planing (also known as deep cleaning), is the best way to combat gum disease. This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar between the teeth and gums and smoothing the roots of the teeth to remove bacteria. Regular deep cleanings and antibiotic treatments can eliminate gingivitis and prevent more advanced cases of periodontitis.
Advanced gum treatments with Laser Periodontal Therapy
We offer a variety of periodontal laser therapies for patients with advanced stages of gum disease. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, we can remove damaged or unhealthy gum tissue, smooth the gums and disinfect the roots of the teeth. With laser therapy, patients can get the treatment they need with minimal discomfort.
If you are in Paradise Valley, AZ, and you suspect you have gum disease, don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment to get the proper care!
Avoid common dental problems by going to the best in Paradise Valley, AZ
Has it been six months or more since you've visited a dentist? Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for optimal dental health - schedule a visit today to ensure your teeth and gums are clean and take a proactive approach to avoid cavities!
The Paradise Valley Smiles team offers informative, non-judgmental preventive care so you can take control of your dental health. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by calling (602) 354-7607 or visiting us here.
Our office, under the direction of Dr. Brannon and his team of dental experts, is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of preventive dentistry. We believe that beautiful smiles are possible for everyone, so we are committed to developing customized treatment plans for our patients, allowing their smiles to reach their full potential.
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