Get to know dentistry for the entire family in Chandler, AZ
Our “family” is privileged to treat generations of families from our comfy yet sophisticated dental center. We at Aquila Dental are proud of the amenities, technologies, and approach to care that keeps family members of all ages coming back to us for the foundational, preventive care that they need to be happy and healthy. We encourage you to get to know Dr. Richard Higgs’s blend of the latest, safest techniques and relationship-based dentistry in Chandler, AZ.
Great habits start young
Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend the “1, 1, 1” rule. That means your baby’s First dental visit take place within six months of the First tooth breaking through the gums, and by no later than the First birthday. Early visits are very important, as we can assess your child’s oral development, which has a critical impact on his or her overall healthy development in early childhood. Problems are detected and addressed early and proactively. This also presents an opportunity for you as a parent or caregiver to learn techniques to best clean little gums, even before teeth are present. After all, baby teeth hold a spot for adult teeth. So, permanent teeth can grow into the right positions. These visits are also a great way for the dental experience to become “second nature” to your child. Developing a positive “routine” helps to abate the dental anxiety, fear, and phobia that keeps patients away from the care that they need to be healthy.
Consistency is key for “experienced” patients
Patients generally should visit Aquila Dental once every six months. Our professional hygienists can remove hardened plaque, which you cannot remove on your own with a toothbrush or floss. Additionally, Dr. Richard Higgs examines your teeth, gums, and other oral structures during these check-ups. He uses precision, safe diagnostics to identify hidden decay or other abnormalities. Prompt detection of everything from oral cancers to gum disease is vital to successful treatment. The longer these and other conditions can progress, the harder it is to treat them quickly, conservatively, non-traumatically, cost-effectively, and successfully.
Patients who are at elevated risk of conditions such as gum disease require more frequent visits to our office. You may develop risks over time; for instance, as our patients age, they may be diagnosed with medical conditions that can negatively affect the health of their teeth and gums. We can provide products and techniques that are tailored to your needs, to help manage those risks.
Patients across the age spectrum may also benefit from preventative services, such as dental sealants to protect decay-prone back teeth; oral appliances like night-guards and mouthguards to prevent oral damage from teeth-grinding and sports injuries, respectively; and fluoride therapy to build up the teeth’s defenses against decay, and to promote healthy remineralization.
Schedule your (or your child’s or parent’s) appointment today.