Preventive Dentistry in Tucson
Dr. Carson is a teacher and is passionate about helping people start with prevention first. He and his team work with you to develop a program to prevent damage and to make sure that you have a plan that will fit your lifestyle. It’s important to note that good oral health starts at a very young age. Dr. Carson teaches all his patients about good oral hygiene and encourages them to take care of their smile now so that it will not be a health problem as they get older. Poor oral health can affect an adult’s overall health picture. Don’t wait! Start getting a healthy smile today!
You may not realize it, but most Americans experience some form of periodontal disease in their lifetime. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or gingivitis, is an infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is more than brushing and flossing your teeth. It involves caring for your gums and maintaining regular dental appointments as well.
During your first visit, Dr. Carson and the hygienist will examine your teeth and gums to evaluate your oral health. From this initial examination, we will develop a plan to help you maintain your oral health for the rest of your life.
Dr. Carson uses sealants to help prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are a great preventive treatment that uses a thin resin coating that is applied to the grooves of the teeth to help protect them from decay. Sealants protect teeth by keeping food particles and bacteria out of these grooves which helps to protect the teeth from decay.
The DIAGNOdent® is an innovative dental technology, allowing Dr. Carson to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, even when they are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent® is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts your dental team with an audible signal and readout explaining the cavity’s size. Stop cavities in their tracks rather than waiting until they are bigger and causing major problems. As always, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your health.
Mouthguards protect the upper and lower teeth from potentially damaging blows and minimize the risk of injuries to the tongue, lips and cheek lining.
Experience this innovative technological advancement providing you with higher quality pictures and increased safety from the reduction in radiation exposure. Unlike traditional, film-based radiographs, digital x-rays allow you to see your teeth in more detail and can be saved in the Dr. Carson’s system for future reference and better dental records. Because digital radiographs are very efficient, you enjoy a more comfortable visit with less waiting and faster treatment.
Dr. Carson and his hygienist perform a oral cancer screening on a regular basis.
Do you experience sensitivity when drinking something cold? What about cold air? What about when eating or drinking hot things? If so there are many treatments for tooth sensitivity depending on the cause or reason for the sensitivity. Let Dr. Carson evaluate your sensitivity and determine the best treatment for you..
I am used to a high level of competent care since my father was a dentist. Dr. Carson is tremendous, I feel very comfortable with his professional knowledge, clinical skills and technology.
-Leah G., Tucson, AZ