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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

Wondering how often you should visit the dentist? We agree with the recommendation of the American Dental Association (ADA) to schedule semi-annual dental visits to maintain good oral health.

Preventive Dentistry is Essential for Your Smile

Dental tools at dentist office in Phoenix AZPreventive dental visits in Phoenix, AZ are crucial if you want a healthy smile. Spacing visits six months apart allows us to stay current with your dental needs and address problems when they are small and easy to treat.

Routine appointments consist of a dental exam and a thorough professional cleaning with one of our hygienists. Your dentist will perform a visual exam and may take x-rays if needed. During your dental cleaning, your hygienist will check for signs of gum disease and gently remove plaque and tartar that collects on your teeth.

We understand that the idea of dental visits can be challenging for some people. But the result of missed appointments is always poorer oral health and the need for more complicated and costly dental work in the future.

Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning in Phoenix!

If you are a patient in the greater Phoenix, AZ area who is looking for a dentist to handle all your needs, please contact Dental Care at Moon Valley at (602) 843-6000!

Whether it’s time for your routine appointment or you have fallen a little behind with your dental care, we can make sure that your smile is as healthy as it can be. 

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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