Preventative Dentistry

Cottonwood Smiles provides a wide variety of preventative dental care for patients throughout the Verde Valley. Rest assured, you can expect to be treated with dignity from an exceptionally trained, caring and gentle dental team. You are guaranteed to have an appointment that is a positive experience, where our focus to be attentive to you and your comfortable during the dental exam and dental treatments.

If you live in any of the following areas, you are invited you to schedule a dental exam and dental customized dental consultation today.

  • Cottonwood
  • Jerome
  • Clarkdale
  • Sedona
  • Camp Verde
  • Prescott
  • Prescott Valley
  • Chino Valley

Like you, preventing dental disease and treatment of dental disease is the highest priority. Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis, will decrease the risk of cavities and gum or periodontal disease.

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it’s okay. The best time to see a dentist is right away. This is the time to schedule an exam so that you can help prevent many common dental issues that can negatively impact your overall quality of life.

Pregnancy, diabetes and many other health conditions can put you at greater risk for dental problems. Scheduling an appointment with your dental professionals in Cottonwood, Arizona, before you are having dental discomfort is recommended by dentists and medical doctors alike. Many insurance companies recognize the need for increased prevention for patients with medical conditions that can contribute to dental health.

You are the most important part of your dental team. We work with you to keep you informed of the most current methods to prevent cavities, gum disease and other dental concerns from home. We see you approximately twice a year for dental check-ups and cleanings. But, you are with yourself 365 days a year. We love to empower you to take charge of your dental health.

Many of us grind our teeth at night. This common habit and stress releasing behavior, can damage teeth and your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Your dental hygienist and dentist are trained to notice the early signs and symptoms of teeth grinding.

They can help fit you for a night guard to help prevent damage to your teeth and TMJ. Save yourself the unexpected surprise of a broken tooth. Get rid of that unwanted headache you awake with each morning by being assessed for a custom nightguard.

Dental sealants are a preventative service that both adults and children can benefit from. Sealants are used to protect the biting surface of back molars from dental decay. They are placed in teeth that do not have any decay and do not have any existing fillings. Children are good candidates for sealants as the back molars erupt at approximately ages 6 and 12. However, adults are also good candidates. If you have back molars, that are not filled and do not have decay, ask your hygienist about sealants.

The procedure is simple. The tooth surface is cleaned with a course pumice, then lightly etched to help the sealant bond into the grooves of the tooth. The sealant is applied into the grooves and cured with a light. The steep pits and grooves of the tooth are now easier to clean with your tooth brush bristles and decay can be prevented. Sealants are an additional layer of protection from dental disease.

Dental hygienists are the comprehensive prevention experts on the dental team. You will appreciate a thorough gathering of information about your current oral health and how it is positivity affecting your overall health. Dental health is linked to overall health and you deserve a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of your dental condition.

Did you know dental hygienist attends 2- 4 years of intensive training at the college level to prepare themselves for a career in dental hygiene? Did you know your hygienist must take and pass multiple exams to clean your teeth? Did you know your dental hygienist is on the front line of preventing disease alongside of you, the patient? Did you know the dentist and hygienist work collaboratively to assess, educate and plan your path to ideal dental health? Did you know your dental hygienist has a degree in dental hygiene, is a licensed professional and must attend continuing education courses annually to keep current on dental health trends?

On top of committing to living a healthy lifestyle complete with eating a balanced diet and practicing proper oral hygiene, people should receive two checkups and cleanings a year to increase the likelihood of early detection of potential problems and preserve the health of teeth and gums.

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You can prevent dental diseases including tooth loss by calling us and scheduling your dental check-up. You deserve the very best in dental care and we are here to help.