We practice comprehensive dental care at Canyon Golf Family Dentistry, combining many aspects of dental health (preventive, cosmetic, and restorative care) to help you enjoy a lifetime of great oral health. Whether you’re visiting us for a routine cleaning or a complete smile makeover, we promise to take great care of you.
We truly believe that most serious dental problems can be avoided with routine cleanings and preventive care. Quality preventive dentistry protects you from more serious dental problems in the future and reduces your risk of existing problems recurring.
Preventive Dental Services
Routine Cleanings & Exams
During a standard dental cleaning, our hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the surface of your teeth. Good home care removes a majority of plaque, but only a professional cleaning can completely clear off all of the tartar that builds up around the gum line over time.
After your cleaning, Dr. Soto will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and existing dental restorations. He or she will also review your X-rays and digital photographs with you, in addition to evaluating any areas of concern that were noted by our hygienist during your cleaning.
Digital X-rays & Intraoral Cameras
We incorporate digital X-rays and intraoral cameras into all of our routine exams, because many serious issues with the teeth and jaw bones can't be seen by the naked eye.
Digital X-rays are faster and more comfortable than traditional X-rays, and they emit significantly less radiation. Because they don't require any harsh chemical processing, the images are available within seconds.
We use our intraoral cameras to show you exactly what we see during your exam. Photos taken with these cameras also give Dr. Soto a clearer view of hard-to-see areas like the back molars.
- Dental Sealants & Fluoride
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Do you find yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth when you’re stressed? What about when you’re asleep? Involuntary teeth grinding can do a number on your teeth and jaw muscles, and because it usually occurs during sleep many people don't even know they're doing it. A comfortable, custom-fitted nightguard can give your jaw a rest and protect your oral health.
Headache Prevention with NTI
Night-time teeth grinding has been linked to chronic daytime headaches and migraines. The NTI device is a small, FDA-approved mouthpiece that fits securely on your upper or lower front teeth to prevent grinding and let your jaw and head muscles relax.
Bad Breath (Halitosis) Remedies
Everyone experiences bad breath every now at then. If you notice that your bad breath is becoming a chronic problem or is accompanied by other symptoms like red, swollen gums, it could be indicating a more serious problem. Dr. Soto offers many treatments and products that don’t just mask bad breath, but eliminate them at the source.
Treatment for TMJ Disorder/Jaw Pain
If your jaw aches when you open wide or chew something tough, your TMJ (jaw joint) could be to blame. In addition to the direct pain in your jaw, other symptoms of TMJ disorder include headaches, tooth sensitivity, and a persistent clicking in your jaw joint.
Dr. Soto will perform a thorough examination of your bite, jaw, and facial muscles, then develop a conservative treatment plan to alleviate your pain.
Oral Cancer Screenings
According to the American Cancer Society, the cure rate for oral cancer that is diagnosed and addressed early is extremely high. However, many of the signs and symptoms go unnoticed for years, increasing the likelihood that the cancer will spread to surrounding tissues. We screen for signs of oral cancer during every routine dental exam, because early detection and treatment can save more than just your oral health—it can save your life.
Call us today to schedule your convenient appointment!