Preventative Dentistry

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Dental Cleanings and Exams

Preventive dentistry is the type of dental care that helps maintain good oral health. This includes regular dental examinations conducted by your dentist, and the practice of good oral habits such as brushing and flossing daily. 

With proper preventive dentistry, you can lower your risk of developing gum diseases, tooth decay, bad breath and more.

To prevent more serious oral problems, the American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist for dental cleanings and exams at least once every six months. 

With dental cleanings and exams, you will benefit from the following:

  • Eliminating built-up stains and bacteria in your teeth

  • Having your teeth clean and fresh

  • Keeping your teeth strong

  • Preventing tooth decay and gum disease

  • Saving money by preventing costly procedures in the future

  • Detecting other health problems

 

With these benefits, you can keep your teeth strong and clean, and prevent oral infections from occurring.

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Dental Hygiene

During your visit, we will provide details on how to improve your oral hygiene as needed. Some of the best practices for better dental hygiene include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily

  • Flossing daily

  • Eating a balanced diet

  • Avoiding the use of tobacco products

  • Visiting your dentist regularly

 

With good dental hygiene, you can keep good oral health and prevent infections. Moreover, you can reduce the possibility of diseases linked with bad oral health - such as heart disease caused by periodontitis.

Tooth Exam

Oral Cancer Screenings

With early detection, oral cancer can be treated at a high success rate. That’s why oral cancer screenings can save you money and most importantly, your life. We recommend these screenings at least once every year.

People who fall in the high-risk category for oral cancer include those who:

  • Have previous oral cancer diagnosis

  • Smoke or use other tobacco products

  • Are male

  • Take excessive alcohol

  • Eat unhealthy foods

  • Have prolonged exposure to the sun

 

After the screening, we will educate you on the potential symptoms to look out for, as well as your treatment options.

You can schedule an appointment for oral screening in Pennsylvania with our award-winning dentists - Doctors Jill Moniz, Lawrence Schiff, and Reza Hakim Shoushtari.

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Athletic Mouth Guards

Playing sports can bring much joy and excitement, whether you are playing professionally or doing it as a hobby. However, as a player you can sustain injuries to your gums and teeth if you leave them unprotected. That is why an athletic mouth guard is an efficient preventive measure against such injuries.

The best mouth guard for you should have the following characteristics:

  • Made of softer, more flexible material

  • Easy to clean

  • Has high impact energy absorption

 

When you visit, we will create a mold of your mouth and fabricate a mouth guard with it that fits perfectly.

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Night Guards

If you wake up with a sore jaw, then you could be suffering from a case of teeth grinding (bruxism). Other symptoms of bruxism include facial pain, ringing in the ear, and worn tooth enamel. Over time, teeth grinding can lead to gum recession. Then your teeth can shorten, which affects your facial structure.

If you think you have these symptoms, then you should visit our office in Pennsylvania to get the treatments you need.

Orthodontic Checkup

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is a type of professional dental treatment that involves incorporating a high amount of fluoride into your teeth to improve your oral health and reduce the chances of getting cavities.
 

Here are the common fluoride treatments we offer at The Schiff Dental Group:

  • Fluoride varnish: it contains a high concentration of fluoride that is added to the tooth’s surface. It helps prevent tooth decay and speed up the remineralization of the tooth surface.

  • Mouth rinses: they can kill harmful bacteria in your mouth and fight bad breath. Mouth rinses could be unsuitable for children under six as they may swallow too much fluoride. Dr. Jill Zurek will provide more details on the best fluoride treatment for your child.

 

Beyond these treatments, we will provide more information about oral care you can exercise at home.

 

You may schedule an appointment today at The Schiff Dental Group for your fluoride treatments.