What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry involves establishing habits that will keep your teeth healthy help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.  During your regular visit at Arizona Smile Center, your dental hygienist will point out any issues that you may be having with your oral hygiene.  Your hygienist will perform a cleaning, dental exam, an oral cancer exam, and take new 3-D Xray’s.  We will also evaluate the appearance of your teeth and recommend any aesthetic procedures that will enhance your smile, such as cosmetic or orthodontic procedures. Since we began serving patients


Preventative dentistry is the key to achieving and maintaining a beautiful smile.  It starts with great at home care of the teeth and gums, and regular appointments with the dentist. During recall or recare appointments, which should be scheduled approximately six months apart, Dr Bollwinkel will examine your mouth and take note of anything unusual that may be happening. During this time patients can also undergo oral cancer screenings with our CBCT and enjoy a professional cleaning.  This is a great way for our dentist to keep tabs on your smile and ensure that we are taking proper steps to maintain your oral health both at home and at the dental practice.


What You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay

Establishing at home oral hygiene habits is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing and flossing after eating will help to remove plaques and decay. Plaque is difficult to remove and the best at home habits may not be enough to keep it at bay. This is why it is so important to schedule regular dental visits and allow our trained team of Certified Oral hygienist to catch any problems that may be lurking before they become serious.

How Can Arizona Smile Center Help

Here at AZ Smiles, we provide a wide array of preventative care.  Here are some of the services that we provide to our valued patients in Gilbert, Queen Creek, Mesa, Chandler, Paradise valley and cottsdale.

  • Custom Mouthguards
  • Occlusal Night Guards
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sonicare Toothbrush
  • Waterpik
  • Klen Products
  • Airfloss By Philips Sonicare
  • Breath RX

The first step is to schedule an appointment for your first visit. Before we start your dental exam, Gilbert’s Best Dentist, Dr. Sam Bollwinkel, will talk to you about your dental habits and history. He’ll begin by asking some basic questions to learn about you and your attitude toward your dental treatment.

  • What are your expectations for your dental treatment?
  • Do you have specific goals you’d like to accomplish, or are you mainly interested in keeping your oral health on track?
  • What have been your past experiences with dental care?
  • Do you feel nervous or apprehensive about dentistry?

Help Us Help You Take Care of Your Teeth!

Our recommendation is to visit Arizona Smile Center twice a year for regular cleanings and preventive treatments.  When you do this, we can detect any problems early, when they are much easier (and less costly) to fix.

If you live in Arizona and do not have an appointment scheduled, please reach out to us by calling [PHONE link=”true” or Send us an email.

Here at ASC we ‘re excited help keep you healthy and happy!