Preventive Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ
Our dentists at Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry use preventive dentistry to keep children’s teeth from getting cavities, gum disease, and teeth injuries using these services.
Routine Examinations and Cleanings
The main way our dentists in Phoenix, AZ can keep their patients from having dental problems is by examining and cleaning their teeth at least twice a year.
A thorough examination can find indications of cavities, gum disease, and even medical issues like oral and throat cancers. Finding these problems early can minimize their effects and sometimes cure diseases.
By brushing liquid sealant over your kids’ teeth, our dentists can keep them from getting cavities for up to 10 years. As the sealant dries, it hardens into a plastic-like seal over the surfaces of their teeth. It keeps food particles and sugars from drinks from getting stuck in the crevices of teeth and between them to form tooth decay.
Although sealants can protect teeth for up to 10 years, they can wear out and get holes in them. Fortunately, repairing them is easy for our dentists at Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry. All that one of our dentists near you in Phoenix, AZ needs to do is brush more of the liquid sealant over the hole or worn area and allow it to harden. Then the seal is as good as new again.
If the children in your life play sports, especially contact sports like hockey or football, then getting them mouthguards to wear can save their teeth.
A custom mouthguard fits their mouth and teeth so that it is more comfortable for them to wear, and they can talk to their teammates without removing it, plus it’s easier for him or her to breathe too.
Along with preventing injuries or cavities to your teeth, our dentists at Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ can detect serious chronic diseases. Early detection is important for starting treatments.