Preventive Dentistry – Queen Creek, AZ • Gilbert, AZ
Everything You Need to Stay Cavity-Free
No matter a patient’s age or dental needs, Dr. Jafari prefers to take a prevention-first approach to providing care. This way, he’s able to treat small problems early and stop them from turning into major headaches. The end result is that his patients spend less time and money in the dental chair; they enjoy healthier, more beautiful smiles as well! We recommend coming in for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months, so if it’s time for you or your child to visit us, be sure to contact us today.
Why Choose Queen Creek Complete Dental for Preventive Dental Care?
- Dentist with 16 Years of Experience
- Ready to Treat the Entire Family in 1 Convenient Location
- Fast & Efficient Care That Saves You Time
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Even if someone brushes and flosses every day, they should still receive a professional checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. A cleaning provided by a hygienist is able to remove tartar deposits from the teeth, which is hardened plaque that is much too tough for your tools at home. And, with routine exams from Dr. Jafari, he can make sure any decay, damage, or infection is treated as soon as possible, safeguarding someone’s oral health.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Life can be stressful, right? For many people, daily stress causes them to munch on their fingernails, but for others, it leads to unconscious teeth grinding while they sleep. Known as bruxism, this condition can damage the teeth if left alone, but Dr. Jafari is able to offer a relatively simple solution with a nightguard. Small, custom-made, and only worn to bed, this oral appliance fits over the teeth and prevents them from touching during the night, stopping any harmful grinding so a patient can rest easy.
Oral Cancer Screenings
While Dr. Jafari is looking for cavities and gum disease during your regular checkups, he’ll also be keeping an eye out for the initial signs of oral cancer. Early detection and treatment are the best way to beat the disease, so if he finds any suspicious sores or growths during your exam, he’ll quickly refer you to a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. That way, if treatment is needed, it can be started without delay, dramatically increasing the chances of a quick recovery.
Fluoride is so good for your teeth that most communities add it to their water—it’s probably coming out of your tap right now! That’s because when fluoride comes in contact with the teeth, it actually helps build up the enamel and replaces the minerals stripped away by plaque. In addition to using a fluoridated toothpaste at home, Dr. Jafari also recommends that his patients receive a fluoride treatment at their preventive visits. This involves simply applying a highly-concentrated gel to the teeth for a minute or so, which provides a quick and effective boost of cavity protection that will last until someone’s next checkup.
If you don’t brush and floss on a daily basis, your teeth can develop cavities, but your gums are also in danger, too. Without consistent oral hygiene, they can get periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection that can cause swelling, soreness, chronic bad breath, and even tooth loss. We check our patients for gum disease whenever they come to see us, and if we spot a sign of infection, we can treat it right away.
Scaling & root planing can be used to eliminate the tartar deposits along the gum line that are the root cause of periodontal disease, and we can also comfortably remove infected tissue with our Solea laser. We can even protect a patient from reinfection using localized sulcular irrigation, which cleans and reduces the size of the small spaces between the teeth and gums where bacteria primarily likes to hide.