Preventive Dental Care in Tucson

Preventative dental care is essential to maintain oral health and avoid problems such as tooth decay. At Dr. Dalesandro & Associates, our preventive dentistry helps you take care of your teeth and maintain a beautiful, strong smile. Our dental office offers a range of preventive services, including examinations, dental cleaning, dental sealants, and education and instruction on dental care.

Preventive dental care examination room in Tucson Arizona.

Comprehensive Examination

Preventive dental care is the best thing we can provide our patients. Comprehensive Dental Examinations are recommended for all our new and returning patients in order to maintain their dental health.

Periodic Examination

We want to find out about oral problems as soon as they arise. Preventive dental care helps us achieve this. The best way is through periodic dental examinations. Our exams include:
  • Periodontal Disease Screening

    Periodontal Disease Screening

    You won't notice this disease on your own until it starts causing pain in the advanced stages. By then your gums and bones will be permanently damaged. Our screening will show if you're one of the 3 in 4 adults being affected by the disease.

  • Oral Cancer Screening

    Oral Cancer Screening

    We'll check for lumps, sores, masses, or changes in color on your gums. You could have a higher chance of cancer based on your habits or family history.

  • Caries Detection

    Caries Detection

    Caries is the scientific name for tooth decay and crumbling. We utilize surface exploration, radio-graphic data, and other technology to detect it in our periodic exam to assist with preventive dental care.

  • Radio-graphic Evaluation

    Radio-graphic Evaluation

    It can be impossible to detect certain dental problems without an X-Ray. We use Radio-graphic technology in order to provide the best care possible for our patients.


Children get pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of their molars in hard-to-reach that are prone to decay. We recommend sealing those pits to provide protection while they learn to effectively take care of their teeth. This will help achieve the best preventive dental care results.

Professional Dental Cleaning

While regular oral hygiene is essential for your dental health and preventing disease, it can only go so far. Your toothbrush is completely ineffective at removing tartar, which holds bacteria than can result in Periodontal disease. We offer in-house treatments like Deep Cleanings and Surgery by our Professional Periodontal Specialists.
Dentist Equipment for Dental Prevention

Oral Hygiene Instruction

We provide clear direction and advice for at-home dental hygiene. You'll be provided with your own dental tools, along with proper flossing and brushing techniques in order to keep your mouth healthy. Even though these are done at home this is still considered preventive dental care.

At-home Preventive Dental Care

Taking care of your teeth at home is key to oral health and will help you limit the times you visit the dentist's office. First thing to consider is what products you are using. Every product you bring home for oral hygiene must contain the "ADA" seal. This seal represents the American Dental Association. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and anything related to dental care can be trusted if this seal is on the packaging.

The top 3 basic dental principles to remember:

  1. Remember to brush your teeth at least two times a day. Set a timer if you need, to make sure that you spend at least 3 minutes brushing.
  2. Flossing is extremely important. Remind yourself to floss once a day.
  3. All products you buy to help you maintain proper dental hygiene must include the ADA Seal on the packaging.

The big part that at-home preventive dental care helps with is targeting the buildup of plaque in and around your teeth and gums. This also ends up fighting bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. No matter what kind of toothbrush you use, it's important to make sure this gets done every day. You can use regular toothbrushes, or even power brushes. The important thing is to make sure you take care of this daily. There's many options when it comes to other dental at home tools like wax and unwaxed floss. If you need help deciding what tools you need contact our office of Dr. Dalesandro.

Maintain Your Oral Health with Dr. Dalesandro

Maintaining oral health on a daily basis is the most important part of preventive health. By taking care of your teeth and gums, you can prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and more. But it's important to have advice on oral health tailored to your needs. That's where speaking to a dental hygienist comes in. Expert advice from dental hygienists gives you the tips you need to take better care of your teeth. Advice on oral hygiene and overall health management ensures you use the right products and have a good routine to look after your teeth. Hygienists also provide dental cleanings to help you maintain healthy teeth.

Contact us to learn more or make an appointment for your preventative visit.

Preventive Dental Care questions people also asked

What exactly is preventive dental care?

The term preventive dentistry represents a form of dental care that helps you keep good oral health. This includes regular dental check-ups to go along with having good dental habits like brushing your teeth and flossing. It's best to start following preventive dental practices at a young age. This will help prolong your oral health. 

Is deep cleaning considered preventive care?

In most cases, your dental insurance will consider routine cleaning as a form of preventive care. However, deep cleaning is usually considered a more complex version of it. Therefore, a lot of insurance policies will not count it as such. To know for sure you will have to contact your insurance provider for details. 

What are the components that make up preventive dental care?

There are a few things you'll have to stay on top of to make sure you're following your dentist's recommendations. Below is a list to always keep in mind when it comes to this. 

  • Professional Teeth Cleaning
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Salivary Diagnostics
  • X-Rays
  • Protective Mouthguards
  • Salivary Diagnostics
  • Fluoride Treatment
What is a dental sealant?

When a dentist offers to provide a dental sealant, this is to help protect your teeth. This is a coating that is added to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, also known as the molars. This will go a long way in preventing cavities for many years. 

Why is preventive dental care so important?

Practicing good preventive dental care habits is very important. For a few reasons, including keeping your teeth strong. Without taking good care of your teeth, you may deal with dental problems. Gum disease can impair your ability to eat and even speak properly. It can cause pain and bad breath. Preventive care can help avoid diseases like this or stop in its tracks early. 

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