Preventive Dentistry – Phoenix, AZ

How We Shield Your Smile

Doctor Rodda performing dental exam during preventive dentistry visit Doctor Rodda with dental patient holding plastic bag with old dental work

You can rely on Dr. Rodda and our team at Complete Dental Care Paradise Valley to fix any dental problem you might experience over the years, but he will also work to prevent issues from developing in the first place. This proactive approach not only keeps your smile healthier versus just reacting, but it also keeps your dental care costs lower as time goes by. Whether it has been six months, six years, or more since your last dental checkup, Dr. Rodda is eager to set you on the path toward optimal oral health with preventive dentistry in Phoenix.

Why Choose Complete Dental Care Paradise Valley for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • 200+ Hours of Continuing Education Every Year
  • Comfortable, State-of-the-Art Dental Office

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Dental patient opening her mouth during dental checkup

We’re looking for more than cavities during regular dental checkups. We’re also making sure that your gums, bite, and existing dental work are in great shape. Plus, we can offer you tips on how to stop many problems like tooth decay and gum disease from ever developing. This will be combined with a professional teeth cleaning that removes all of the plaque deposits that your toothbrush and floss can’t reach at home.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer claims at least one life each and every hour here in the U.S., and that’s despite the fact that the disease is fairly easy to treat when caught early. That’s why we perform an oral cancer screening at every dental checkup. Between our team’s trained eyes and our advanced imaging software, we can spot potential signs right away and ensure you get the care you need before any severe complications can develop.

Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is like a shield we can place over your most vulnerable teeth, namely the ones in the back. A thin layer of clear dental resin is painted over the cracks and crevices so that food and bacteria can’t settle in them and lead to cavities. This treatment only takes minutes to apply and can easily last for over a decade. It’s perfect for both children who are still learning how to brush as well as more cavity-prone adults.

Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards

Athletic mouthguard hanging from football helmet

Every athlete, whether they are a pro or just play a few pickup games with their friends on the weekends, should wear a mouthguard. This can drastically reduce the risk of broken and knocked out teeth, plus research has shown that they can protect people from concussions as well. A custom-made guard from a dentist not only provides the most protection, but it also fits the best, meaning the guard will actually be used and not be left in a gym bag or locker.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Clear nightguard resting on model of jaw

Approximately 10-20% of Americans grind their teeth without knowing it, and that’s because it largely occurs while they are asleep. This can wear down the teeth over time and make them sensitive as well as more prone to decay and cracking. Fortunately, this can all be prevented by having someone wear a nightguard to bed, which is a small oral appliance that keeps the upper and lower teeth from touching during sleep.