preventive dentist in Saratoga Springs and Gloversville

Preventive Dentistry in Saratoga Springs & Gloversville, NY

Whether you’re new to the area, looking for a new dentist, or you just haven’t seen a dentist for a checkup in a while, the Saratoga Springs and Gloversville dentists at Harrison Family Dentists are here for you. With preventive dentistry in Saratoga Springs and Gloversville, NY from our team, you can keep your teeth bright, beautiful, and healthy. Contact us online to schedule a consultation. We’re always accepting new patients.

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Preventive Dentistry

Teeth Cleanings & Oral Exams

Teeth cleanings and oral exams are at the heart of our approach to preventive dentistry. With routine six-month dental cleanings, oral exams, and yearly x-rays at Harrison Family Dentists, you can keep your smile in great shape, and catch cavities, gum disease, and other potential oral health issues early, before they become serious and require complex treatment.

Preventive Dentistry

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments involve coating your teeth with a thin layer of fluoride-rich liquid, which is left in place for about five minutes. Then, this coating will be rinsed away. Fluoride treatments help attract minerals to your teeth, which strengthens the enamel and helps prevent tooth decay (cavities). A fluoride treatment can be done as part of any routine cleaning and oral exam at our office.

Preventive Dentistry

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants consist of a thin layer of clear resin, which is applied to your rear teeth in liquid form. Then, Dr. Porcu will use a special light to activate and “cure” this resin, which turns it into a strong, durable, and transparent barrier. Dental sealants prevent bacteria, food, and acid from directly contacting your teeth. In turn, this prevents the formation of cavities. Sealants can last five or more years, and provide excellent protection for cavity-prone patients.

Preventive Dentistry

Periodontal Care

Periodontal care is the best way to treat and even reverse gum disease. With periodontal care like deep cleanings and antibiotics, Dr. Porcu can help you keep your gum disease under control, and maintain a healthy mouth. It’s important to get treatment for gum disease as soon as possible for the best outcome, so get in touch now to see if you need periodontal care in Saratoga Springs and Gloversville.

Preventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every six-month oral exam. Dr. Porcu will examine your mouth closely for lesions, bumps, and other potential signs of oral cancer. While oral cancer is rare, it’s very dangerous if it’s not caught early. With oral cancer screenings at our office, you can get peace of mind, and immediate care in the rare event that we notice a cause for concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (518) 584-6240 to speak with our Saratoga team or (518) 725-5611 to chat with our Gloversville team.

Yes, and it’s important to get care as soon as possible. Gingivitis, the first and most minor stage of gum disease, is completely reversible with proper treatment and good at-home oral hygiene. However, if your gum disease progresses past this point, it will not be possible to completely eliminate it. Get in touch with Harrison Family Dentists today to schedule the periodontal care you need in Saratoga Springs and Gloversville, NY.

You should get a teeth cleaning and oral exam from Harrison Family Dentists every six months. Twice-yearly cleanings and oral exams are covered by dental insurance. Dental cleanings help fight back against gum disease and cavities, and oral exams allow Dr. Porcu to keep an eye on your oral health over time, and recognize potential issues early.