General & Preventive Dentistry
One of our biggest goals is to help you keep your teeth healthy. We are family friendly and provide educational videos and demonstrations for all procedures and ages.
Keep your teeth by keeping them healthy
We use the latest technology to provide a comfortable, pain-free experience while giving you precision, quality work.
Regular checkups and thorough cleanings are required to maintain good oral health.
Our hygienist is well trained and experienced and use gentle techniques.
Gum Care and Gum Disease
Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease starts off as plaque, an opaque film which eventually hardens, forming tartar or calculus. These calculus deposits harbor bacteria which infect the gums. In early stages, this is called Gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Untreated, Gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, a much more serious form of the disease where periodontal pockets are formed, separating teeth from the gums and supporting bone structure. Without treatment, infection becomes severe and the pockets deepen, resulting in tooth loss.
- Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Teeth that seem loose or that have changed positions
- Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Gums that have receded
A healthy lifestyle, regular brushing and flossing and visits to the dentist for cleaning are the best way to keep your gums healthy and avoid gum disease.
Factors that contribute to gum disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, ill-fitting fillings, crooked teeth and systemic diseases.
A dental sealant is an acrylic material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. The best time to seal teeth is when 6-year molars appear in a child’s mouth. Placing sealants is a painless procedure that requires no numbing or drilling.
Fluoride is vital for good oral health. When fluoride combines with your tooth enamel, it strengthens it and increases its resistance to harmful decay-causing acids. Fluoride is beneficial for all ages. Not only does it decrease tooth decay, it also reduces root decay and root sensitivity in adults. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, most tap water and through a fluoride treatment done by your dentist.
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We are a full service dental practice located in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona, near Ancala Village Shopping Center. We offer very personal and professional service from our experienced and knowledgeable team.