At Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ, preventative care is the cornerstone of our dental practice. With a combination of good home hygiene and regular professional cleanings and check-ups, your risk of suffering from tooth decay, gum disease, and oral health issues is greatly reduced, which means you can spend less time and money in the dental chair and instead focus on doing the things you love.
The value of preventative dentistry
With today’s busy schedules and everyone seemingly being pulled in many different directions at all times, it can be difficult to make time for routine dental appointments. However, by visiting the dentist at the intervals Dr. Martin or Dr. Taylor recommend for your individual needs, it can truly save you time and money in the long run, not to mention the pain and discomfort associated with oral health issues. Dental hygiene visits are an effective way to both prevent and detect problems with your teeth and gums.
What to expect at your preventative visit
Each routine hygiene visit is composed of two main components: a professional cleaning and a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums.
During your cleaning, our experienced, skilled dental hygienists will use the latest dental technologies to remove any built-up debris, plaque, and tartar from your teeth. This includes both the surfaces of your teeth that you can see, as well as beneath the gum line, where plaque tends to build up and cause periodontal diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. While it may seem like brushing and flossing regularly at home is sufficient, in many cases, there is plaque beneath the gum line and tartar buildup on teeth that, once formed, cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Professional cleaning removes these disease-causing areas from your teeth and gums to give you a healthy, clean slate until your next visit. We then polish and floss your teeth for a pearly white shine.
The examination portion of your visit is just as important for your long-term oral health. The dentist will:
- Visually examine your teeth and gums for any signs of inflammation, decay, or disease
- Use modern, minimal x-ray imaging to check for any issues with your teeth and jawbone that are invisible to the naked eye
- Screen for issues such as oral cancer
- Discuss any concerns or issues that you may be having with your teeth and gums
Whether you are a new patient seeking out a dentist you can trust for your family’s dental care needs or your family has been seeing our dentists for generations, we are here to serve you with compassionate, friendly care. Call Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ today at (520) 600-6925 to schedule your family’s preventative care visits!