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Preventive Dentistry – Phoenix, AZ

Comprehensive Dental Prevention Services in a High-Energy Dental Office

Preventive dental services are the backbone of any long-term oral care routine, whether it’s at home or in the dental office. At Carefree Smiles Dentistry, we take pride in offering not just basic cleanings and checkups, but treatments we believe are truly proactive. Our advanced technology only provides additional assurance that if problems appear, we catch it before it turns into a dental emergency. If you’re ready to keep your smile healthy for years to come, don’t wait to schedule an appointment by contacting our dental office.

Why Choose Carefree Smiles Dentistry for Preventive Dental Care?

  • Convenient Hours – Open Six Days a Week
  • State-of-the-Art Technology and Materials
  • Friendly and Experienced Dentists

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Smiling woman in dental chair

Through routine checkups, including a dental exam and cleaning once every six months, you can avoid the overwhelming majority of dental emergencies and disease and keep your smile fresh with a dentist teeth cleaning. During the dental exam, we’ll confirm if your oral health is in order, confirm the presence of any underlying conditions, and provide a dental evaluation and recommendations for treatment if needed. With our intraoral camera, we can even show you exactly what our dentists see during your oral exam. Professional teeth cleaning removes harmful plaque and tartar from the hard-to-reach pockets of your mouth and leave it feeling fresh and clean. Regular professional dental cleanings are key to maintaining good oral health.

Dental Sealants

Woman receiving dental sealants

Some teeth are more vulnerable to decay and damage than others, including the molars. Not only do these teeth experience a disproportionate amount of force and wear compared to other teeth, but they also carry many deep pits where food debris and plaque can collect. If you struggle with tooth decay or you want to give your child extra protection while they learn their oral care, dental sealants can help. This composite resin material is painted onto teeth, creating an effective dental seal against harmful bacteria and food debris. Teeth sealant treatment has been proven to reduce the risk of cavities, especially in children.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Clear nightguard on metal tray

Do you find yourself waking up with mouth pain every morning but aren’t sure why? How about headaches? In many cases, nighttime grinding can be the culprit of these sorts of symptoms. With the help of a custom-made night guard for teeth, you can not only treat this problem at its source but protect your valuable tooth enamel in the process. Nightguards are designed to fit your mouth exactly, providing essential protection of your tooth enamel and reducing the risk of a cracked or chipped tooth in the process.

Mouth Guards / Sports Guards

Man placing mouthguard

Those who participate in contact sports need to have the right protection to avoid potential dental emergencies. In fact, one of the most common causes of damaged or knocked-out teeth is failing to wear proper mouth protection while playing sports like football, basketball, and hockey. Regardless of your needs, our dental office’s digital impression system helps us create the best-fitting and optimal oral appliance and teeth guard possible. Just like nightguards, these sportsguards fit the exact shape of your mouth and teeth, so you’ll actually want to use them while playing sports.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Man placing mouthguard

Oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with about 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year. The sooner the condition is caught, the easier treatment is to perform, which is why we include oral cancer exams in our regular checkups. During your routine exam, we’ll check your mouth for any abnormalities, including red or white patches of oral tissue, slow-healing sores, and lumps or bumps that could be considered early development of oral cancer. We’ll schedule a biopsy if we need further confirmation of the presence of cancerous cells.

Fluoride Treatments

Patient receiving fluoride treatment

Fluoride has become essential to long-term oral health, both at home, in the dental office and in the foods and beverages you consume. It’s important for both adults and children, which is why we recommend fluoride treatment dentist visits, typically during your routine cleaning. With regular application, fluoride works to strengthen tooth enamel, prevent the early development of cavities, and protect your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. Application only takes a few minutes and once complete, just make sure to use fluoridated toothpaste in between visits to our dental office!

Pediatric Dentistry

Child in dental chair smiling

It doesn’t matter if your child’s primary teeth are eventually going to fall out, they still require our full attention. We want all of our patients, including our youngest, to know that the pediatric dentists at Carefree Smiles Dentistry are here to help them. That’s why we recommend that all children come in for their first dental appointment the moment their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday. While the exam itself is brief, it will give you and one of our dentists a chance to discuss important habits you’ll need to teach your child and treatments to consider.

Frenectomies/Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment

Baby smiling

If your child has ever had trouble latching when it’s time to breastfeed or they feel pain in their upper lips, it could be because their frenulum needs to be reduced. The frenulum is a small fold of tissue that restricts the movement of certain structures in the human body, including the tongue and the lips. If this fold becomes too large, a frenectomy or lip & tongue-tie treatment can reduce its size and improve your child’s quality of life. We use highly advanced dental lasers which are safe, precise, and designed to drastically reduce the length of aftercare.