Family Dentistry Specialist

Sunrise Smile Design

Rick R Campbell, DDS, PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in North Central, Phoenix, AZ

Family dentistry provides general and preventive oral health services to people of all ages. Routine checkups can keep your teeth and gums healthy and alert you to potentially serious issues before they progress. At Sunrise Smile Design, Rick Campbell, DDS, PC, offers a full suite of family dentistry services, including oral exams, oral X-rays, orthodontic treatment, and more. To make an appointment at the practice in Phoenix, Arizona, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Family Dentistry

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry diagnoses, treats, and prevents oral health problems in children, teens, and adults. It provides comprehensive care for every member of your family, ensuring their teeth and gums remain healthy. 

What services does family dentistry provide?

At Sunrise Smile Design, Dr. Campbell takes a patient-centered approach to family dentistry. He views each individual as a human being and not a number. Some of the services he provides include:

New patient check-ups

If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam, don’t wait to make an appointment with Dr. Campbell. During a new patient check-up, he reviews your dental health history, assesses the health of your gums, tongue, and cheeks, and professionally cleans your teeth.

Professional teeth cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning involves Dr. Campbell removing plaque and tartar from beneath your gums and between your teeth. Afterward, he polishes your teeth with gritty toothpaste, flosses them, and applies a fluoride treatment, if prescribed.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays use low amounts of radiation and small digital sensors to take detailed photos of your jaw, alveolar bone, and tooth roots. They allow Dr. Campbell to pinpoint issues invisible to the naked eye. He also uses X-rays to guide certain types of dental treatment, including extractions and dental implant placement.

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry uses whitening solutions and dental restorations to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Dr. Campbell offers various types of cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, teeth whitening, dental implant restoration, crowns, and cosmetic bonding.

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®

Invisalign uses clear aligners made of SmartTrack® to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. There are no archwires or brackets involved, meaning you can still eat your favorite snacks, including nuts and seeds. During treatment, you wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.

Oral cancer screening

An oral cancer screening involves Dr. Campbell observing your gums, tongue, and cheeks for the presence of a precancerous or cancerous growth. If he detects anything unusual, he orders additional testing like a tissue biopsy.

Fluoride treatment

If you regularly experience cavities, Dr. Campbell might prescribe fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral found in many foods and most public water sources. It helps strengthen your tooth enamel, minimizing the risk of decay and damage.

How frequently should I participate in family dentistry?

Dr. Campbell recommends participating in family dentistry at least two times a year. If you have gum disease, cavities, or a history of other oral health problems, more frequent checkups may be necessary. Following a thorough exam, Dr. Campbell can develop a treatment schedule that aligns with your needs.

To explore the benefits of family dentistry, make an appointment at Sunrise Smile Design by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.