FAQs

Do you have questions about your dental care? We can help! Our dentist and team have the answers to some common dental questions in Mesa, Arizona. We hope to see you at Arizona Dental Heights to tell you more and to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Call our office at (480) 525-6000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alok Ahlawat.

The majority of people only go to the dentist when they sense a problem. Although they may believe they are saving money, the truth is that the procedures needed to fix and restore their teeth and smiles are more expensive and time-consuming than going to the dentist on a regular basis. Regular dental visits guarantee that you receive preventative care to stop issues in their early stages of development and, ideally, prevent them from ever forming. We can keep an eye on your oral health and teach you the proper oral hygiene practices so that your teeth stay strong. So, it is important that you should make at least two trips to our dental office every year.

While brushing your teeth will remove surface stains, it won't go in between your teeth or beneath the gum line. By flossing, you can make sure that bacteria and plaque are eliminated from your mouth before they may harm your teeth.

Brush your teeth at least twice daily. Brushing your teeth at night is extremely vital to ensure that no food particles or plaque are left in your mouth. Use fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that are both ADA-approved. Daily flossing is also recommended, besides using a mouthwash. For more information, get in touch with our office.

Dental X-rays are very safe and reliable procedures. Dental X-rays really expose you to less radiation than the sun does during the course of a typical day. Dental X-rays are continuing to become safer because of the improvements in digital imaging technology and faster X-rays. Additionally, every two years, X-ray machines must pass a safety and accuracy inspection mandated by federal law.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with our staff if you have dental fear. We will collaborate with you to help you feel more at ease at our office since we take your fear seriously. There are numerous methods we might employ to lessen our fear and worry. The use of lasers during your treatment rather than drills, administration of sedation dentistry, drugs to numb the treated areas, and a range of methods to ease anxiety and pain in the body or mind are some of these (guided imagery, deep breathing, biofeedback, acupuncture, etc.). Dentophobia clinics and support groups are also available.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should have their first dental appointment about six months after the eruption of their first tooth or before their first birthday. These visits are intended to make your child feel at ease in the dental office and to check on how well he or she is growing and developing.

In fact, babies start to get teeth during the second trimester of pregnancy (about 16 to 20 weeks.) Teeth normally start to show between the ages of 6 and 10 months. As soon as your child has two neighboring teeth, you should start flossing their teeth.

For the child's appropriate development and oral health maintenance, primary teeth are important. Your child's baby teeth make it easier for:

  • proper speech formation and production
  • proper chewing, nutrition, and healthy digestion
  • Straighter smiles in the future because baby teeth are occupying adult teeth's spaces
  • superior oral health

So, we can't stress enough how crucial it is that you look after your child's baby teeth. If you have any inquiries, kindly schedule a consultation with our staff.

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on enhancing the look of your teeth so you can have a more attractive smile. Both restorative and preventative treatments are a part of cosmetic dentistry. The following are the most common cosmetic dental procedures:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers
  • Composite dental fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Orthodontics

To replace your missing tooth, you have a number of options. When you come to our dental office, our dentist will evaluate your mouth, talk over your treatment options with you, and go over your oral health needs and smile objectives. To restore your tooth and smile, we will create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to you. We may talk about many tooth replacement solutions, such as:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Complete or partial dentures

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry with a specialization in the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities, including crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. An orthodontist is a dental professional who completed two to three years of further training in regulating tooth mobility and guiding face development after graduating from dental school.

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry with a specialization in the evaluation, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities, including crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. An orthodontist is a dental professional who completed two to three years of further training in regulating tooth mobility and guiding face development after graduating from dental school.

Children should undergo their initial orthodontic examination by the age of 7, according to the American Association of Orthodontists®. Since several permanent teeth have erupted by this age, any problems that may arise will be simple to identify and address.

While children and teenagers make up the majority of orthodontic patients, more and more adults are turning to braces to enhance their smiles and dental health. You are eligible for treatment as long as your teeth and supporting structures are sound and healthy.

Gum disease or periodontal disease is an oral ailment that harms your mouth's supporting tissues and gums. It starts out as bacterial gum infection and steadily gets worse till it ruins your bone structure and gums. Gingivitis is the less severe stage of periodontal disease, and periodontitis is the more advanced stage. Since gum disease is a progressing condition that may eventually cause tooth loss or several other problems, you should have your mouth examined for periodontal disease each time you see your dentist.

Periodontal disease is the result of harmful bacteria that become trapped in plaque. When it hardens, plaque turns into calculus (tartar), which further spreads the disease in your mouth. As a result, your gums start to detach from your teeth, forming pockets that house these dangerous bacteria. If gum disease is allowed to worsen without receiving treatment, it may result in permanent damage to oral health. Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Gums in the bite
  • Gums that are red, swollen, or sensitive
  • Pain in the gums or mouth
  • Bleeding gums after flossing, brushing, or eating foods
  • Receding gums
  • Teeth that are loose or are separating
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Mouth sores
  • Severe bad breath
  • Changes in the fit of removable oral appliances

There are numerous causes that might contribute to halitosis (bad breath), including:

  • Morning time
  • Lack of proper oral hygiene
  • Tooth decay and cavities
  • Chronic gum disease
  • Dental appliances with poor fit
  • Dry mouth
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Certain diseases or disorders of the body
  • Hunger, dehydration, or skipping meals
  • Certain foods

Regular dental visits, drinking plenty of water, maintaining good oral hygiene, using mouthwash, and abstaining from tobacco products are all ways to prevent bad breath. If your halitosis persists, we advise that you see a doctor and find out if your foul breath is the result of a medical issue and obtain the proper care.

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4135 S Power Rd STE 101,
Mesa, AZ 85212

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