At Poway Dental Arts, we offer comprehensive family dentistry services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our family dental team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay.
If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and listen to all of your thoughts about treatment options. Poway Dental Arts is proud to be your partner in protecting your oral health–and in promoting your overall health!
Poway Dental Arts offers a full spectrum of family dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Mineral treatment is used to help support healthy tooth enamel. This treatment can re-mineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them more resilient against bacteria.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
X-rays can be an excellent way to help diagnose oral health problems, but an intraoral camera takes it a step further. At Poway Dental Arts, Dr. Rich uses our intraoral camera to examine areas of our patient’s mouths that x-rays can’t show.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Poway Dental Arts, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of regular-checkups to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Are you avoiding your favorite foods because your teeth are too sensitive? Does it hurt when cold or air touches your tooth? Ask Dr. Rich about the best options to treat your tooth sensitivity and start enjoying your favorite food and drink again!
Chronic halitosis is a common problem with more than 50 million people suffering in the United States alone. Common halitosis remedies like mouthwashes and breath mints are often sufficient to mask the symptoms, but if you’re concerned about the root cause, schedule an appointment with Dr. Rich.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sport, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Rich how you can protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize neighboring healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, we can help! Dr. Rich can perform a gentle tooth extraction. Don't worry—we'll make sure you're "numbed up!" If the procedure makes your anxious, we also have sedation dentistry options available to make your dental visit more relaxing.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years to early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Questions About Family Dentistry Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Poway dental practice today to schedule your appointment from our list of family dentistry services!
Suffering from tooth pain? Call our office to see you can be scheduled for an emergency dentist appointment.