When it comes to maintaining the health and beauty of your smile, you want to know that our dentists have your family’s best interests in mind from day one. At Herres Dental, we are genuinely committed to the health, comfort, and wellbeing of each valued patient, offering a wide range of general and family dentistry solutions to meet your every need.
WHY CHOOSE HERRES DENTAL FOR GENERAL DENTISTRY ?
- Happy to treat children & adults alike
- Comprehensive treatment to address all aspects of Oral Health
- Caring and understanding of the patient.
DENTAL CHECKUPS & CLEANINGS
Many oral health problems don’t present any symptoms during their early stages, meaning that most patients don’t notice something until an issue is already quite advanced and difficult to treat. To save you from this kind of situation, we recommend that you get at least two checkups and cleanings each year. These appointments will enable our dentists to find and treat any dental decay or damage as early as possible, and a dedicated cleaning will remove harmful plaque and tartar from those hard to reach areas in your mouth to stop cavities
before they even start.
Fluoride is all around us if you look hard enough. You’ll find it in many foods and added to toothpaste and even community water sources. That’s because regular exposure to this mineral has long been shown to strengthen the teeth and lower a person’s risk of developing tooth decay. To give you an extra weapon in the fight against cavities, we can provide a topical fluoride treatment during your regular checkups. It only takes a minute, is completely painless, and it will go a long way in keeping your teeth happy and whole between appointments. If we find that you are a patient who is at a high risk for developing dental decay, we can provide prescription tooth paste that can lower your risk of dental decay by re-mineralizing your damaged tooth structure. We also offer an aggressive fluoride regimen, available in our office, that is personalized to each patient’s needs.
NIGHTGUARDS FOR BRUXISM
Does your jaw always feel sore in the morning, or do your teeth look like they’ve been worn down flat? If so, then you might be unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is called bruxism. This exposes the teeth to forces far exceeding normal chewing and biting, and over time, it can severely damage and even break the tooth. To keep your smile safe, we can have you wear what is called a nightguard to bed. This small oral appliance fits comfortably over the teeth and places a barrier between the top and bottom rows to prevent any harmful contact during the night. For those patients who do not tolerate occlusal guards, we offer Botox treatments to give the muscles relief and prevent the source from causing the damage.
Your teeth come in many different shapes and sizes, and the back teeth, with their wide and pitted surfaces, are by far the most vulnerable to developing cavities. The deep grooves can easily trap plaque and tartar, and they can be quite tricky to adequately clean while brushing (especially for young children who are still learning). Fortunately, a dental sealant can give these teeth the extra protection they need. We simply apply a clear, plastic-based liquid to the teeth, and it quickly hardens into an invisible barrier that cavity-causing plaque, bacteria, and acids cannot cross.
ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Oral cancer is actually very easy to miss during its early stages, and without quick detection and treatment, it can be extremely hard to treat and even survive. Nothing gets past our team’s trained eyes, however, which is why we perform an oral cancer screening at every routine checkup. We’ll look for any suspicious sores or growths in and around your mouth, and if we find something, we’ll help you get the follow-up care you need right away.
CHILDREN ‘S DENTISTRY
The youngest smiles in your family deserve the same, high-quality dental services, which is why we offer children’s dentistry. As your child grows, it is important that their oral health remains on track to prevent possible tooth decay, gum disease, or bite issues from developing. Our team can help monitor your child’s oral development and address any problems in their early stages to help minimize the need for fillings, crowns, or other restorative or orthodontic treatments in the future.
CONTACT US TODAY
For a comprehensive array of dental solutions for everyone in your family, trust the experienced, caring team at Herres Dental. From routine exams, cleanings, and periodontal therapy to restorative procedures like implants, crowns, dentures, and more, we’re your premier destination for exceptional oral healthcare. Contact our office today to schedule your visit and see the difference our dedication and skill make in your smile. Our cuttingedge dental facility proudly serves the Elizabethtown, Mount Joy, Marietta, and surrounding Lancaster County area.