Preventive and maintenance dentistry are key components to making sure your smile stays healthy and strong for life. Too often, the costs of these services can prevent individuals from receiving this critical care. At New Horizon Institute, we offer preventive services for a fraction of private practice costs, making maintenance a possibility for everyone in Maricopa County.
The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The goal of preventative and maintenance dental care is to help you stay on top of your oral health to prevent the need for more complex (and costly) dental procedures down the line.
Through these types of services, we can address various types of dental needs as they arise, which will help prevent further damage to your teeth, gums, and bone.
If you book an appointment with us, the first thing we need to do is assess the current state of your oral health. We’ll evaluate your teeth and gums to identify any issues that require our intervention and discuss appropriate treatment plan options based on the condition of your teeth and gums.
Even with a perfect brushing technique, floss, and mouthwash, you still might not be able to get into every nook and cranny in your mouth. That's where our cleaning and hygiene visits come in. Our team is trained to buff and polish your smile to keep it healthy, clean, and strong.
Some dental issues aren’t visible to the naked eye, but we can spot them all in due time with a digital x-ray. Our team will review these records to get a better understanding of any underlying issues, then craft a tailored treatment plan accordingly.
Fluoride treatments significantly reduce the risks of cavities and keep your teeth healthy for a strong smile that combats sugar bugs and protects your enamel.
Dental sealants protect your teeth from cavities down the line, and won’t require drilling or more invasive procedures.
The health of your gums is just as important as the health of your teeth. Our periodontal care services can reduce inflammation and prevent much more serious conditions down the line.
Any signs of oral cancer growth can be spotted by your dentist, so it's important to get in touch and schedule a screening. Thanks to exams and x-rays, our team can keep you safe and cancer-free.
If you grind or clench your teeth, a well-fitted night guard can help keep your teeth from further wear and tear, all while keeping painful jaw tension at bay.
Everyone needs preventative care! Even if you don’t have any pains or see something wrong with your teeth, booking an appointment helps you make sure you won’t have to deal with dental issues down the line.
You should come to New Horizon Institute for preventive care every six months. Twice-yearly dental check ups are recommended by the ADA (American Dental Association) and are the best way to keep your smile healthy.
During your six-month appointment, the team at New Horizon Institute can check for changes in your oral health, and look for signs of gum disease, cavities, and other common oral health problems. As you continue to come to our office for routine care, it will get easier for our team to monitor your dental health, and identify your unique oral health challenges.
You also will have your teeth cleaned to remove plaque and tartar, which you can’t remove with at-home brushing alone. This helps prevent cavities and keeps your teeth strong, bright, and beautiful.
If you suspect that you have gum disease, it’s extremely important to get treatment from New Horizon Institute right away. Untreated gum disease can cause serious oral health problems like pain, discomfort, and permanent tooth loss. Gum disease is also associated with a higher risk of other health problems like stroke and heart disease.
If you get treatment early, you can halt the progression of gum disease, or even eliminate it entirely, in some cases. But if you don’t get care from New Horizon Institute, your condition may cause permanent, irreversible damage to your mouth.
Don’t wait. If you notice common symptoms of gum disease like gum swelling, gum discoloration, gums bleeding while brushing, or gum recession (teeth look longer), contact New Horizon Institute for a consultation right away.
While routine six-month visits to our office are important, great at-home oral hygiene is also critical for a healthy mouth. Here are a few steps you should take to keep your teeth clean and keep your mouth healthy at home.