Preventive Dentistry for Lititz and Lancaster Area Families
At Mor Smiles, we take preventive dentistry seriously because it's the foundation for good oral health. No one can expect to have a healthy, happy smile without routine care at home and routine checkups and cleanings.
When you come to our Lititz dental office for your first visit with Dr. Moriarty, you can expect to be treated with warmth and compassion by every member of our team. From start to finish, you can expect to be with us for about 90 minutes. During that time, we’ll take X-rays of your mouth and carefully assess your health with both a visual exam and an intraoral camera. We’ll also complete an oral cancer screening and dental cleaning.
Afterwards, Dr. Moriarty will discuss your health needs and make any treatment recommendations. With every patient, our goal is to offer fully personalized care, because our patients are far more than just a number to us.
Our preventive dental services include:
Dental Cleanings & Exams
Having a healthy smile isn’t just important for anyone who wants to have an attractive smile; your oral health also affects your overall health. That’s why we recommend that patients see us every six months for preventive cleanings and exams. These visits give us an opportunity to remove leftover bacteria and plaque from hard-to-reach parts of your mouth, and they allow us to look for some of the most common oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. If Dr. Moriarty or your hygienist finds anything during your checkup, we’ll be happy to discuss your treatment options. Our entire office is committed to personalized care and we do our best to help you find the treatment solution that’s right for you.
We often recommend dental sealants for children or patients who struggle with tooth decay. Sealants are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth and then hardened into a thin plastic coating that prevents bacteria from causing cavities to develop. The entire process can be completed within a few minutes and provides results that last for years to come. Call us today if you'd like to learn more about dental sealants and their effectiveness.
If you or someone in your family plays sports, let our team at Mor Smiles talk to you about the importance of wearing a custom-made sportsguard. Children especially should wear one because their smiles are still developing. For a young patient who still has some of his or her baby teeth, losing a tooth on the field, the court, or the ice can affect how his or her permanent tooth develops. For an older child, losing a permanent tooth will make restorative care with a bridge or partial necessary.
A sportsguard prevents situations like these from developing. They can also protect the tongue, lips, and even reduce the severity of concussions. Which is why our Lititz dental office is pleased to offer custom-made sportsguards FREE to children whose families regularly visit Mor Smiles.