4700 Union Deposit Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is Key in Harrisburg

Healthy Habits, Healthy Mouth

To keep your smile looking and feeling great, you’ll have to practice good hygiene. We’ll help you develop healthy habits, and with regular visits we’ll be able to detect any issues that may arise. This allows us the chance to intervene early, and eliminate the possibility for minor complications to grow into larger problems. By learning to brush and floss correctly, you’ll reduce plaque and maintain a radiant smile. Don’t hesitate to ask us how you can keep your gums healthy and eliminate plaque at home.

We rely on the latest dental technology to deliver care that goes above and beyond. Our intraoral cameras allow you the chance to see exactly what the doctor sees, and your diagnosis can be explained accurately and thoroughly. When you’re given the ability to see what is happening with your own eyes, you’re better informed to make the right decisions regarding your treatment and oral care.

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Prevention is Key

Prevention is a big part of our general dentistry services. We strive to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup, keeping your teeth clean and warding off decay.

Early detection of oral cancer is crucial to receiving an effective treatment. We use visual and manual screening methods along with Vizilite technology to detect any areas of abnormal tissue. The Vizilite system uses a special light which shows problem areas on your gums, cheeks, and other areas of your mouth, that are not visible to the naked eye. Tobacco and alcohol use increase your risk factor for oral cancer, although anyone can develop the disease.

Your daily hygiene routine plays an important role in keeping your mouth healthy for the long-term. Additionally, routine visits with our hygienist help ensure your teeth stay free of plaque and tartar buildup. Our Cavitron scalers remove debris and other harmful residue, leaving your mouth clean and refreshed.

Fluoride can restore essential minerals to your tooth’s enamel, and is a crucial part of a cavity prevention plan. Developing teeth in children can benefit from fluoride protection, which is why we offer treatments to children at every visit. For adults, fluoride can help desensitize your teeth, eliminating painful sensations from temperature changes. We offer an optional fluoride treatment for adults at every appointment.

Do you suffer from nighttime grinding of your teeth, known as bruxism? This action can cause unnecessary wear and weaken your teeth over time. We suggest a custom-fit mouthguard, which, when worn at night, can stop bruxism and protect teeth from damage.

A sealant is a preventive, protective coating applied to the chewing surface of a tooth to prevent cavities. They help prevent bacteria from getting into places where a toothbrush can’t reach. Sealants are recommended for patients of all ages. They can help to reduce tooth decay by 70%!