Preventive Dentistry – Goodyear, AZ
Ward Off the Threat of Common Oral Problems
Wouldn’t you want to prevent oral health problems from ever occurring if you could? At Goodyear Family Dentistry, we focus on shutting the door on small oral health problems before they ever have a chance to progress into anything more serious. One way that we’re able to do this is by providing routine care, like semi-annual checkups and cleanings. If it’s been awhile since you’ve last seen a dentist nearby, we welcome you to call our dental office and schedule an appointment today for preventive dentistry in Goodyear, AZ!
Why Choose Goodyear Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Focused on Prevention & Education
- Caring & Compassionate Dental Team
- We Accept Dental Insurance
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During these appointments, our team will clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and conduct a thorough visual examination of your mouth to make sure that no oral health problems linger. If we see any signs of a cavity, gum disease, or any other issue, we’ll discuss the situation with you and walk you through possible treatment plans to help you maintain a healthy grin.
Oral Cancer Screening
During each of your checkups, Dr. Wheeler will conduct an in-depth visual and tactile oral cancer screening in search of common symptoms of the disease, such as red and white patches or oral wounds that haven’t healed within two weeks. Oral cancer is a deadly disease when it’s left to progress and spread to other areas of the body, which is why routine screenings are so important in order to diagnose the issue sooner rather than later. If we find any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, we’ll go ahead and refer you for additional testing.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is produced by rocks and found in a variety of items, like air, oral hygiene products, and even fresh fruits and vegetables. Your body uses it to help strengthen your enamel, which is the hardest substance in your body that protects your teeth from decay. If you don’t receive enough of it, you may find that you’re more susceptible to oral health problems. In these cases, we may suggest getting fluoride treatments. These are quick, painless, and help strengthen the enamel to reduce your risk of developing cavities.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or regularly get migraines? These are common signs that you might be grinding and clenching your teeth at night. When this problem is left unchecked, it can result in serious damage to your smile, including broken and severely worn-down teeth. Instead of an unexpected visit to your emergency dentist, invest in a customized nightguard to protect your smile! We craft them from a durable, cushioned acrylic material that allows them to last for years with the proper care.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
When you go to the store to get new oral hygiene products, do you feel overwhelmed about how many options you have to choose from? Our team at Goodyear Family Dentistry is more than happy to provide you with mouthwash and toothpaste recommendations to keep your smile healthy and happy. For our patients who have special oral needs, like sensitive teeth or gum disease, we can even offer some product recommendations to make brushing and flossing more comfortable. Be sure to ask us at your next checkup and cleaning.