Checkups and Cleanings

Mother and Daughter Brushing Teeth

We recommend that patients of all ages attend at least two dental check-ups and cleanings every year, or one each six months. These visits are important because many potential dental problems can linger under the surface of a seemingly healthy smile, and early intervention is the best way to protect your oral health from more extensive damage and decay down the road. During your visit, one of our experienced doctors will closely examine each of your teeth, you gums, your jaw, your bite, any existing restorations, and more to gain a comprehensive understanding of your needs. Advanced digital imaging will help as well by showing us what can’t be seen with the naked eye. Once our Desert Vista Dental team has all of the information we need, we can make personalized recommendations for any needed restorative or cosmetic care.

One of the most common threats to your oral health is the development of plaque, a sticky, bacteria-filled substance that’s constantly forming on tooth surfaces and threatening to cause decay. While plaque can be removed easily with diligent brushing and flossing, missed areas will develop into the much harder tartar, which can only be removed through professional means. Our talented hygienists in Scottsdale, AZ can thoroughly clean away plaque and tartar during your scheduled cleaning, leaving your smile feeling polished and refreshed.