Preventative Dentistry - Peoria, AZ

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Preventative Dentistry at Designer Dental Services

Preventive dental care is essential throughout your life, no matter your age. Practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come. At Designer Dental Services, prevention is vital to maintaining good oral health. Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities.

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are essential for maintaining your health and the health of your smile. You don't have to lose teeth to periodontal disease, and practicing good oral hygiene at home can significantly reduce your chances of ever getting gum disease. Remember to brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits to help keep your smile healthy.

The earlier we catch dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay, the easier they will be dealt with. Though regular brushing and flossing can help keep your teeth clean, professional cleanings will remove stubborn plaque that may not have been thoroughly brushed off. This could save you from more pain and discomfort in the future.

woman receiving dental sealants treatment
woman receiving dental sealants

Dental Sealants

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially regarding those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against corrosion and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth's surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes more accessible and effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children's teeth as a preventive measure against decay after permanent teeth erupt. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. Sealing "permanent" teeth rather than "baby" teeth is more common, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants last three to five years, but it is common to see adults with sealants still intact from childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.

kid having a dental appointment
kid having a dental appointment

Gum Disease Screening

Gum or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.

  • Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease when the gums become red and swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the condition is treatable and can usually be eliminated by daily brushing and flossing.
  • Periodontitis — If left untreated, gingivitis will advance into periodontitis, and the gums and bones that support the teeth will become seriously and irreversibly damaged. Gums infected with periodontitis can cause teeth to become loose, fall out, or be removed by a dentist.
man smiling at the dentist
man smiling at the dentist

Oral Cancer Screening

Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, but we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. Our team is trained in a simple, quick screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole, not just your teeth, to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Besides a visual inspection of your mouth, we will also feel your mouth and throat tissue to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test, such as a brush test, which collects cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. We may recommend a biopsy if this test comes back atypical or positive.

We have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While other, less severe problems may cause these symptoms, it is imperative to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.

At Designer Dental Services, we believe in preventive dentistry to help you maintain optimal oral health. Whether you need a routine checkup or want to learn more about our dental services, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and experience dental care that always puts your needs first.

Preventative Dentistry in Peoria, AZ

At Designer Dental Services, prevention is key to maintaining good oral health. Our team, led by Dr. Grampp, offers various preventive dental care services to help you keep your smile bright and healthy for years. From regular dental cleanings and checkups to gum disease and oral cancer screenings, our team utilizes the latest in dental technology to provide top-quality care tailored to your unique needs.

If you're looking for a dental office that puts your needs first, look no further than Designer Dental Services. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to providing you with the care you need to achieve your best smile. So why wait? Contact us today at (623) 334-0012 or visit us here to schedule your appointment and experience dental care that always puts you first.

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