Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Preventive care of your oral health can help you avoid a host of dental issues. That’s why Leila Shahbazi, DMD, MPH, and her professional dental team offer preventive dentistry services at Pure Smiles in Scottsdale, Arizona. Not only do they provide holistic, advanced care, but they also educate you on proper oral health routines that can keep your teeth their healthiest. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the friendly staff or booking online.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is your proactive approach to maintaining optimal oral health, focusing on preventing dental issues before they even arise. By adopting preventive strategies, you can ensure a healthier smile and save yourself from potential discomfort and costly treatments down the line.

What services does preventive dentistry include?

At Pure Smiles, Dr. Shahbazi and her team provide a range of services aimed at keeping your teeth and gums in excellent condition, including:

  • Regular dental checkups and cleanings
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal maintenance

Understanding the importance of starting preventive care when you’re young, the Pure Smiles team encourages you to bring your child in for their first appointment after their third birthday. 

Preventive dentistry goes beyond the dental chair. Dr. Shahbazi offers guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques and nutritional advice to support your oral health. 

Custom mouthguards might be recommended if you're involved in sports to prevent dental injuries, and habits like teeth grinding might be addressed to avoid unnecessary wear-and-tear.

Preventive dentistry appointments allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and provide an opportunity for early detection of potential issues.

What issues can preventive dentistry help me avoid?

The issues preventive dentistry can thwart are extensive. By practicing regular oral hygiene and engaging in preventive measures, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and enamel erosion. 

These measures also aid in the early detection of oral cancer, ensuring that any abnormalities are identified and treated promptly.

How does preventive dentistry improve my oral and overall health?

Preventive dentistry contributes to your overall health by addressing potential sources of infection and inflammation in the mouth. Gum disease, for instance, has been linked to various health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. 

In addition, preventive dentistry saves you from unnecessary pain and expense in the long run. Detecting and treating dental problems early can mean less invasive interventions and lower costs compared to addressing advanced issues. Preventive measures can help you avoid the discomfort of toothaches, gum infections, and the need for complex treatments like root canals or extractions.

By maintaining good oral hygiene and receiving preventive care, you can lessen the risk of developing oral and overall health issues and enjoy the confidence of a healthy and vibrant smile and life.

To book a preventive dentistry appointment today, call or use the online scheduling tool.

We offer treatment for cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and holistic dentistry. Call us to book your appointment today.