Preventive Dentistry North Phoenix, Scottsdale AZ

Preventive dentistry focuses on the prevention and early detection of dental diseases. At Sunrise Smile Design, we consider preventive dentistry a partnership between our dental care team and each patient. Dr. Rick Campbell and his team educate patients on proper brushing and flossing and encourage patients to maintain high standards of oral hygiene. We then build on that foundation through regular check-ups, professional dental cleanings, and other preventive measures to protect your teeth from decay, cavities, and gum disease. Preventive dentistry can help you maintain oral health and keep healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Dental Cleanings & Check-ups

Regular dental check-ups are an essential part of preventive dentistry. They help to detect and prevent any potential oral health problems before they become serious. A regular visit to our practice can help us identify any signs of decay, gum disease, and other dental issues at an early stage. This allows for timely treatment and prevention of further complications. Regular check-ups also let us monitor your overall oral health and provide advice on how you can maintain good oral hygiene habits.

What to Expect at Your Dental Check-up

A dental check-up, particularly your first check-up at Sunrise Smile Design, includes several features to give us a complete picture of your dental health to help us care for your teeth and gums properly. These include:

  • Review your dental health history
  • Digital X-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Complete oral examination, including screening for tooth decay, heart disease, and diabetes, often linked to oral health issues.
  • Evaluation of gums and soft tissues
  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Discussion of any issues and tips for improving oral hygiene

Children’s Dentistry

Ensuring your children develop good oral health habits from a young age is essential for their overall well-being. Children’s dentistry focuses on preventing dental diseases and treating early oral health issues throughout a child’s life. Although the primary, or baby, teeth are not permanent, they play a key role in proper nutrition and the ability of children to speak properly. Baby teeth are also placeholders for the permanent teeth that come in later, ensuring enough room for the teeth to come in comfortably. Seeing a dentist from a young age greatly increases the chances that individuals will continue to see their dentist as adults, preventing serious dental diseases. Dr. Campbell is experienced in working with children of all ages, putting them at ease and gently guiding them toward excellent oral health.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are acrylic coatings applied to the surface of teeth to “seal” the grooves in the chewing surfaces of the teeth, preventing bacteria, food particles, and plaque that can be difficult to remove through routine oral hygiene. Children, who often have trouble brushing and flossing effectively, can benefit greatly from dental sealants. Any adult prone to tooth decay or with limitations on their ability to care for their teeth properly also benefits from dental sealants.

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, can have a lasting effect on oral and overall health. Left untreated, gum disease leads to cavities, deterioration of the teeth and jawbone, and eventual tooth loss. There is no cure for gum disease, but several forms of treatment can minimize its effect and prevent its progression. These include:

Dr. Campbell is devoted to preserving the beauty and function of your natural teeth. The best way to do that is by establishing a partnership with his patients to ensure proper dental care both in our practice and in each patient’s home. To schedule a preventive check-up and become a member of the Sunrise Smile Design family, call our office at Sunrise Smile Design Phone Number (602) 944-4577 or use our online appointment form to schedule an appointment.

Preventive Dentistry for Lifelong Oral Health

Discover the benefits of preventive dentistry at Sunrise Smile Design. Dr. Rick Campbell and his team provide comprehensive check-ups, professional cleanings, and personalized care to protect your teeth from decay and gum disease. Join us in maintaining a healthy smile for life.

Call us: (602) 944-4577