Preventive Dentistry
Protect Your Beautiful, Healthy Smile!

Routine teeth cleanings and examinations every six months guard your smile against problems like gum disease and tooth decay.

Schedule a Dental Exam to Protect Your Smile!

Preventive Dentistry in Phoenix

Prevention is our primary focus at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics because it’s the best way to help our patients manage their dental health and overall well-being. Preventive teeth cleanings and checkups also sometimes help our patients avoid the need for more extensive procedures for tooth repair, like fillings or crowns.

Preventive dentistry in Phoenix is also a great way to help our patients protect their overall health since studies have shown us that periodontal (gum) health is closely related to systemic health, which means that when you take good care of your smile, you’re also protecting your overall health! Here’s what you should know about preventive dentistry.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

Science has shown us a close connection between the bacteria in the mouth that causes gum disease and that which causes other non-dental related, systemic health concerns like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Complications during pregnancy

Essentially, this means that the same bacteria in your mouth that causes the infection known as gum disease can enter your bloodstream and move to other areas of your body and contribute to the inflammation causing these other health concerns and vice versa. Since all body systems are connected, it’s never been more critical to protect your dental health with routine teeth cleanings and checkups.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues and bone that provide support for your teeth. The infection results from bacteria building up and moving below the gumline. If left untreated, the infection eventually destroys your teeth’s support system and can result in tooth loss. Gum disease is actually the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults.

Protect Your Dental Health and Overall Well-Being

Your best defense against gum disease and other dental concerns like tooth decay is to commit to an excellent home care routine and visit your Uptown Dental & Orthodontics team for teeth cleanings and checkups every six months.

When you visit your Phoenix dentist every six months for routine teeth cleanings and checkups, Dr. Hall screens you for gum disease to detect it as early as possible. With early detection, we can help our patients successfully manage and sometimes even reverse the early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Or we can help patients successfully manage advanced gum disease (periodontitis) to keep their condition under control. Dr. Hall uses advanced technology like the dental laser to eliminate infected tissue and accelerate the healing process for patients managing periodontitis.

Think of Dr. Nicole Hall and her team as your partners in helping you achieve excellent dental health resulting in exceptional overall health. So if it’s time to schedule your next teeth cleaning and checkup in Phoenix, AZ, don’t wait to call us at (602) 265-6456 to schedule.

Dr. Nicole Hall

After studying in the great state of Colorado and receiving my doctorate in dentistry, I realized that this was my one opportunity to explore another amazing city. I am so happy I chose the beautiful state of Arizona as my new home. I’ve had the pleasure of treating people in just about all of the wonderful suburbs around the valley. I am so excited to be centrally located right smack dab in the middle at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics.

I honestly couldn’t be more excited to wake up each morning to …

Is It Time for Your Next Teeth Cleaning?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that healthy patients visit their dentist every six months for preventive teeth cleanings and checkups. However, patients managing gum disease may need additional dental teeth cleanings throughout the year to keep control of their condition. Dr. Hall can help determine the best preventive schedule for your needs.

When you stay proactive about your dental health and keep up with your preventive teeth cleanings and checkups, your Phoenix dentist can help you avoid many problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. We’ll screen you for these issues during every preventive exam so Dr. Hall can make you aware of any concerns as early as possible.

Your checkups and preventive teeth cleanings in Phoenix can actually help you save time and money. You’ll enjoy more time when you do not have to sit in the dental chair for treatment, and your wallet will appreciate not having to cover the cost of more complicated treatment procedures.

Even if it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist, it’s never too late to get back on track! Our patients love the friendly, upbeat, and judgment-free atmosphere they find at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics. Reach us online or at (602) 265-6456 to schedule your next dental appointment.

MARCH 15, 2023
The Importance of Routine Dental Care

It’s your lunch hour and time for your six-month teeth cleaning and checkup. You’ve already had a hard day, and it’s only lunchtime! You’d really rather skip this dental appointment, but here’s why you shouldn’t.

Why Do We Need Regular Dental Visits?

Visiting your Phoenix dentist every six months protects your smile and your budget because Dr. Hall can detect problems and concerns early on when they’re more straightforward and less costly to treat. For example, she screens you for problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer that are much easier to treat in their early phases.