3 Questions To Ask The Dentist At Your Next Cleaning & Exam [BLOG]

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Spring is a busy time at Alluring Smiles!

It’s when we see many patients in our Mesa, AZ dental office for one of their two annual dental cleanings and exams.

We want to encourage you to schedule your next appointment with us!

Before your visit, Dr. Portocarrero wanted to make sure you know about some of the ways we can support you in your efforts to get and keep a healthy smile for a lifetime!

Here are three questions to ask us during your next dental check-up!

Question 1: How Can Dental Sedation Help Me?

Routine dental appointments are an important part of protecting your oral and overall health from gum disease.

That’s because brushing and flossing everyday, although necessary, aren’t enough to remove hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline. Only a professional can do that.

So if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from debilitating dental fear, we are dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and confident enough to maintain your regular appointments for cleanings and exams.

Dr. Portocarrero is certified to offer three types of dental sedation to help you relax while you’re in our care, each of which can be selected according to your treatment and level of anxiety.

From laughing gas, to oral medication, to IV sedation, we’ll help you choose the right method for you so you can build the courage to visit us routinely without stress or fear!

Question 2: Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Missing a tooth isn’t the end of the world, but it could lead to more devastating problems in the future if you don’t replace it.

We have plenty of options at Alluring Smiles!

Just one tooth may only need a dental bridge, which is a series of three dental crowns bonded together, the center restoration being the actual replacement. The two on each side will be capped over the adjoining teeth.

All will look natural and function like real teeth to keep your smile intact.

But missing several teeth will likely require some sort of dental implant strategy. We can place your implants with care and precision so they can support your remaining healthy teeth and give you nearly 90% of your original bite strength to allow for balanced nutrition, comfort, and lasting confidence!

Question 3: Should I Be Screened For Oral Cancer?

We offer various dental services to meet a multitude of needs.

Some of those services share a common goal of early detection, such as oral cancer screenings in our Mesa, AZ dental office.

If we see any signs of trouble, we’ll take steps to make sure you get the treatment you need. Regardless, we want you to feel like you’re in good hands amongst a caring team of professionals who can answer any questions and address concerns you may have about your dental health.

Make An Appointment!

Spring is a time for renewal, which means it’s time to wipe away the debris and start fresh with your oral health.

Let Dr. Portocarrero and our team at Alluring Smiles be your advocates!

We’ll remove any harmful bacteria that may be threatening your teeth and gums and keep you smiling all year long!

Call our Mesa, AZ office today at 480-525-6617 or fill out our online form to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.


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