Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

May 7, 2018

When it comes to maintaining and achieving optimal oral health, Plaza Family Dental believes that preventive dentistry is an essential tool. Our dental clinic in Peoria, AZ is proud to offer a variety of preventive dental care options perfect for protecting smiles of any age, from infants to the elderly.

Dental Exams & Cleanings

Routine dental examinations and cleanings can be an extremely important preventive dental tool. Although at home care is important, most patients miss certain areas while cleaning their mouth, resulting in leftover debris, bacteria, and plaque. During a routine exam and cleaning, we can thoroughly examine your oral health and clean your mouth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral found all over our planet, including our soil, water, and even foods. Fluoride treatments can be useful for strengthening the teeth, reducing demineralization and protecting the teeth from decay. Recent research has also shown that fluoride treatments can reverse early signs of decay in some instances.

Dental Sealants

Did you know that most people’s teeth aren’t flat? If you look at the chewing surfaces of your teeth, you’ll notice many pits, grooves, and depressions. These areas are the perfect place for bacteria, debris, and plaque to hide, often resulting in tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants can help seal these areas, forming a protective barrier from bacteria, plaque, and decay.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that early detection of oral cancers can greatly increase your survival rate? Unfortunately for many patients, oral cancer is often diagnosed once it has become more advanced. By receiving routine oral cancer screenings, you can increase your chances of surviving oral cancer.

Mouth Guards

For those that partake in sports or athletic activities, Plaza Family Dental always recommends wearing a custom-fit mouth guard. Our mouth guards can help protect not only the teeth but also the tongue, lips, and face.