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Prevention services offered in Tucson, AZ


Prevention of dental problems saves you pain, hassle, and money. The team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry in Tucson, Arizona, offers professional dental support to prevent oral health problems before they occur. To learn how you can make prevention a focus of your daily hygiene and dental visits, call the office today and arrange an appointment. You can also use this website to book today.

Prevention Q&A

Why is prevention such a vital part of my oral health?

Prevention of poor oral health helps preserve your teeth for a lifetime. You avoid tooth pain and discomfort, lost teeth, and conditions associated with poor oral health. 

Poor oral health can be linked to a host of systemic health problems like: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Some cancers
  • Respiratory diseases

Prevention also means you need less dental work, saving you the expense, time, and discomfort associated with complex procedures.

Does preventive care guarantee perfect teeth?

Preventive care cannot guarantee that you’ll never need dental restorations, like fillings or crowns, but it can help minimize how many of these treatments you’ll need. When caught early, you can correct dental problems with minimal interventions. 

 

For example, if you catch a cavity early, you can get a filling to prevent the loss of your tooth and the spread of decay to other teeth. If you let a cavity progress, it can lead to the need for a root canal or tooth extraction. 

 

How do regular dental visits fit into a dental health prevention plan?

Your daily hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing, help prevent problems with your teeth. Regular visits to Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry get areas you might miss with your daily routine to protect you from cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear.       

Plan to visit for professional cleanings at least two times per year. If you’re at risk of dental complications, you may need more frequent visits. 

Are sealants an effective form of prevention?

Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the crowns of your teeth that protect vulnerable teeth from cavities. Your dental provider paints them onto your back molars and premolars to protect the chewing surfaces, which are most vulnerable to decay. The sealants bond quickly to protect your teeth’s deepest recessions and grooves.

Sealants are commonly used to protect children’s and teens’ teeth, but adults can benefit from them too. Get the preventative dental care you need to enjoy a winning smile. Call Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry to set up your appointment, or use this website to schedule today.