Preventative Dentistry

Your Phoenix Area Preventive Dentistry Practice

One of the things that makes your experience at Dental Design Studio unique, is our open and honest approach to caring for your families. Our Phoenix dentist won’t ever exaggerate the treatment that you need, or “over diagnose” restorative dentistry treatments that aren’t necessary. Rather, we’ll work with you to help you keep your smile healthy through effective preventive dentistry.

Gentle Cleanings with Our Gilbert Preventive Dentistry Team

Keeping your smile healthy starts with regular visits with our hygienists. For most people, a cleaning and exam is beneficial every six months. During these appointments, we will also:

  • Screen for periodontal disease
  • Take any necessary x-rays to evaluate your current dental restoration and overall dental health
  • Perform an oral cancer exam
  • Discuss oral hygiene concerns or recommendations
  • Conduct an orthodontic evaluation, as necessary
  • Review any questions or requests regarding cosmetic treatments available from our Phoenix dentist.

Our Scottsdale Preventive Dentistry Office Loves Kids

Are you looking for a Gilbert or Scottsdale dentist who accepts young patients? Dental Design Studio does! We begin seeing children around age two. In fact, our Gilbert preventive dentistry team works hard to accommodate your family’s schedule, by booking everyone’s appointment around the same time. That way you make fewer trips to our practice and get all the necessary same day dentistry care that you need.

Preventive Measures to Reduce Tooth Decay

Protective dental sealants are a great way to protect deep grooves and pits in your back teeth — areas which easily develop cavities — and take only a few minutes to apply. We recommend sealants on permanent molars for all children; these teeth usually erupt around ages six and twelve, depending on the child.

If you’ve had quite a history of recurring dental work, have naturally weak enamel, or are undergoing orthodontic treatment, be sure to request a fluoride treatment after your cleaning. Fluoride strengthens your tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay causing bacteria. It is also effective in reducing tooth sensitivity in adults.

“Why do I Need X-rays?”

One of the most common questions that our Gilbert dentists and Scottsdale dentists get during patient checkups, is “Why do I need to have x-rays made of my teeth?”

Surprisingly to many, dental x-rays are extremely safe. Modern equipment uses up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays a few decades ago (even less than you’re exposed to on a day out in the sun.)

These images allow us to assess areas that aren’t visible during your clinical exam…such as between the teeth, around old fillings, along the margins of crowns, or hidden below your gums. They’re essential for diagnosing or finding conditions such as:

  • Cysts and tumors within the jaw
  • Impacted or unerupted teeth
  • Dental abscesses
  • Tooth decay
  • Leaky fillings or broken teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Planning for dental implant treatment

What to Expect at Your Appointment

When you visit our Scottsdale preventive dentistry team, you’ll feel right at home. From our complimentary beverages and Wi-Fi to the convenient television mounted in the treatment room, a trip to our practice is your home-away-from-home.

We want you to feel relaxed and in-tune with everything going on. That’s just one of the reasons why we utilize intraoral cameras as part of your exam and treatment planning process. If you require any therapy — whether it be a crown, filling, or something else — we can share high resolution images of your tooth, so that you see exactly the same thing that we do.

Each of our Phoenix, Gilbert, and Scottsdale practices also utilizes digital radiographs, for better communication with our patients and reduced radiation levels. If you do need any type of treatment, we’ll discuss every restorative option available for you to choose from. We also offer convenient 0% interest financing through CareCredit.

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for Life

With great preventive dental care, it’s possible for you to keep your teeth healthy for decades. Our hygienists and Scottsdale preventive dentistry team will show you how to carefully brush and floss in a way that reduces your risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay.

Here are just a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you wear full or partial dentures, remove them each night and soak them in a cleansing solution, brushing them thoroughly the next morning to prevent any infections.
  • Use a floss threader to clean under dental bridges, to reduce the risk of new tooth decay around the supporting crowns.
  • Floss dental implants and crowns as you would your natural teeth: wrapping the floss around the tooth in a “C” shape and gliding it gently up and down several times just under the gumline.
  • If you do notice bleeding, floss daily for at least two weeks. If symptoms persist, you should ask us to screen for periodontitis.

 

Here for Whatever You Need

Our bilingual practices are located in Phoenix, Gilbert, and Scottsdale. Together, our team of dentists have over 60 years of combined experience. Dental Design Studio has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 2010. Each of our doctors share the same philosophy: treating our patients in a conservative, fair manner that we would provide to members of our own families.

At Dental Design Studio, we’re able to start most treatments on the very same day as your preventive dentistry appointments. If we find a small cavity, it’s best to treat it with a filling sooner, so that you don’t need a root canal or an implant later. We work closely with you to create a customized restorative plan and new preventive techniques so that you can limit how much dental treatment you need in the future.

Call our preventive dentistry team in Phoenix, Gilbert, or Scottsdale today to schedule. Same day appointments are available! We accept most dental insurance plans and offer flexible, low monthly payment options. Experience customer service at its finest. Book your next visit at Dental Design Studio today at one of our three convenient locations.