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Preventive Dentistry Services in Ephrata, PA

 

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What Is Preventive Dentistry & Why Is It Important?

Preventive dentistry is all about maintaining good oral healthcare now, to ward off more serious problems in the future. Prevention will greatly reduce the risk of common problems such as cavities, gum disease, loss of tooth enamel, and periodontitis.

The benefits of practicing preventive dental care include:

  • Lower risk of tooth loss
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease
  • Elimination of halitosis (bad breath)
  • Avoidance of teeth staining
  • Lower risk of systemic interaction
  • More affordable long-term dental costs

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Preventive Dentistry Services and Procedures

The primary components of preventive dentistry include regular check-ups, proper at-home care, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and a healthy diet.

Preventive dental materials are tools used to prevent cavities, mouthwash, dental sealants, and mouth guards. We may use other materials depending on the patient’s case. Larrimore Family Dentistry takes an individualized approach to each and every patient’s preventive dental care. Our highly-trained hygienists use their full scope of practice to provide elite care.

During a regular dental checkup, you can expect:

  • A review of your medical history
  • Blood pressure check
  • Thorough examination of teeth and gum tissues
  • Cleaning that removes plaque, tartar, stains, and bacteria
  • Teeth polishing
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Home care instructions

Preventive Dentistry FAQs

What are the components of preventive dentistry?

The primary components of preventive dentistry include regular check-ups, proper at-home care, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and a healthy diet.

Which services or procedures are considered preventive dentistry?

Preventive dental materials are tools and products used to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Common dental materials include fluorides, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental sealants, and mouthguards. We may use other materials depending on the patient’s case.

How can I improve my oral health at home?

Healthy diet, brushing twice daily (electric toothbrush is ideal), floss or interdental aids daily, fluoride and /or antiseptic mouth rinses.

How long is a dental cleaning appointment?

We set aside 70-90 minutes for all adult patients and 50-70 minutes for children.

 

Location & Service Area

Our office is located on Dawn Avenue in Ephrata. Our office is on Dawn Avenue between the exit to Mister Hotshine Car Wash and Ephrata Beverage Center. We are across from the Ephrata Cloister Shopping Center, near Tin Roof and Domino’s (facing Route 272).

We serve patients in the Ephrata area including:

  • Lancaster
  • Lititz
  • Akron
  • Brownstown
  • Stevens
  • Rothsville
  • Fivepointville

Parking
We have plenty of free, off-street parking spaces.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

When you schedule your next regular checkup and cleaning, we may include a digital x-ray to ensure we have the most current images. If you have any questions, call us at 717-733-7971.