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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

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Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office at (602) 843-6000 if you're looking for more information. 

General Dentistry

Patients often wonder how often they should visit the dentist to keep their teeth and gums healthy and clean. Most dentists recommend general dentistry visits at least once every six months for a teeth cleaning and exam. 

Man smiling at visit with general dentist in Phoenix AZWith regular professional teeth cleanings and thorough dental exams that include x-rays, we can help you maintain excellent oral health over a lifetime. Suppose we notice any developing dental problems during your visits.

In that case, we can address the problem promptly and generally with more conservative treatment methods than would be necessary if you waited until the issues started causing pain. We can often save you money, pain, and time spent in the dental chair with early treatment. 

Regular appointments are also an excellent chance for our dentists in Phoniex to check your gums for signs of gum disease, which is a significant cause of tooth loss among adults in America.

If you do notice tooth pain or other oral health issues between your routine visits, you should, of course, schedule an additional dental appointment with Dr. Chad Hines so he can find the source of your dental pain and resolve it quickly.

Contact Our Dentist Office in Phoenix Today! 

To keep your teeth and gums strong and disease- and cavity-free, it’s essential to see your Phoenix dentist routinely. Dr. Hines offers gentle, knowledgeable care, and he looks forward to helping you maintain the best oral health and a beautiful smile.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment at Dental Care at Moon Valley, give us a call today at (602) 843-6000!

Dental cleanings in Phoenix, AZ are performed by Dr. Chad Hines and Dr. Jonathan Keller during a 60-minute treatment that keeps your teeth and gums sparkling clean.

Some people might have dental anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist, which is why we go Patient smiling during professional dental cleaning in Phoenix, AZthrough the process and explain what we are going to do before we advance.

Understanding and knowing what to expect from teeth cleaning at Dental Care at Moon Valley can help mitigate and anxiety and empower patients to have a relaxing and pleasant dental experience. 

Professional Dental Cleanings 

Your preventive dentist in Phoenix may start with a quick examination of your teeth and gums to look for swollen gums, bleeding, holes, stains, and plaque build-up. We can identify a number of dental issues right away before moving on to digital x-rays.

If we find a cavity or signs of gum disease, we will do a more thorough dental cleaning and exam to clear any infection.

We'll use a tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from between teeth and gumline gently.

Finally, we will remove the stains using a special dental polisher and paste. This helps us shine teeth and remove any remaining plaque. 

Patients who experience many cavities might also get fluoride treatment to keep their teeth healthy and safe. 

Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment in North Phoenix!

Our Phoenix dentists can provide nitrous oxide for patients who might feel nervous or anxious about teeth cleaning. Also known as laughing gas, this mild sedative allows patients to relax and sit comfortably through their dental treatment. 

Call Dental Care at Moon Valley today at (602) 843-6000 to schedule your next dental cleaning.

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