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Preventing Dental Diseases in Desert Ridge

Preventive dental care is all about preserving and protecting your oral health. Protecting your teeth and gums starts at home with regular brushing and flossing and a balanced diet and is reinforced by a trip to your Desert Ridge Community dentist, Dr. Angela Dotson. Visiting Tatum Highlands Dentistry in North Phoenix's Desert Ridge neighborhood for routine checkups is the best way to help ensure a lifetime of good oral health.

Tatum highlands DentistryRoutine appointments are an important element of preventive dental care. With regular professional cleaning and maintenance, and checkups for early signs of damage and decay, we can prevent problems in the early stages and detect signs of gum disease before periodontists settles in.

To best treat our patients, we offer extended appointment hours on certain weekdays, to help you fit your routine dental care in without having to miss work.

Preventive Dentistry in the Desert Ridge Community of North Phoenix

Fluoride treatments are used to strengthen the teeth and make them more resistant to decay. Children can have fluoride professionally applied to their teeth up to twice a year during their routine checkups. Sometimes we recommend extra professional treatments, or the use of take-home products, to provide additional protection.

Sealants are very thin plastic coatings that are applied to the surface of teeth to help prevent decay. We particularly recommend sealants for children and teenagers, but may recommend them occasionally for adults or younger children.

Night guards are dental devices designed for people who grind their teeth while they're asleep. This is a type of behavior that people often do in response to stress, but because it's happening during sleep, they don't know they're doing it. Tooth-grinding can cause serious damage to teeth and restorations, and for some people can even cause migraines or other problems. The night guard fits over the teeth, and can be customized to fit your mouth to make it more comfortable. 

X-rays are used to screen dental problems that can't be detected by sight alone, and is an important aspect of the best dental practices. At our North Phoenix dental office, we use digital x-rays to eliminate radiation and produce quality images at a faster rate than the traditional x-ray process.

Oral cancer screening is an annual service that involves a complete head and neck exam to detect early signs of oral cancer.

Education is a key part of preventive dental care, so we provide take-home pamphlets as well as offer plenty of advice and instructions for home care. When available, we offer product samples for you to try. We also sell a number of Dr. Dotson-approved at-home care products to help you take care of your oral health at home at an affordable price.


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Your oral health is too important to ignore, and regular professional care is the best way to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our North Phoenix dental office. Alternatively, you can use our online booking system to request an appointment with Tatum Highlands Dentistry conveniently located within the Desert Ridge Community