Preventive Dentistry – Glastonbury, CT
Get Your Entire Family’s Dental Care Handled!
Your first line of defense against serious oral health problems is the general family dentistry available at Glastonbury Dental Associates. Drs. Marc and Matthew Scoles and Dr. Jonathan Susat serve Glastonbury, CT and surrounding communities, providing thorough dental care to entire families with comfort and compassion.
Why Choose Glastonbury Dental Associates for Family Dentistry?
- Comprehensive Treatments Through Team-Based Care
- Open Five Days a Week
- Friendly and Welcoming Dental Office
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that every member of your family visits the dentist twice a year for dental checkups and cleanings. These regular visits help reduce incidences of gum disease and tooth decay, which are common oral health problems that can be hard to avoid with brushing and flossing alone. We take gum disease very seriously – it’s the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States! During your dental checkups at Glastonbury Dental Associates, we’ll look for any signs of gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, and other problems arising from damage or disease. Should we find any serious problems, we’ll make treatment recommendations, and explain all of your options to you thoroughly.
When your child is just learning to practice daily oral care, we understand that it can be difficult for them at first. Children are highly susceptible to tooth decay, especially in teeth with many pits and fissures like the molars and premolars. Dental sealants make use of composite resin to seal these vulnerable areas away from bacteria, dramatically reducing the risk of cavity development. The treatment only takes one visit to complete and stays on their teeth for many years!
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a chronic condition that can affect patients of any age. Not only can it result in short-term jaw and tooth pain, but it can also lead to enamel erosion and cracked teeth. Nightguards work to prevent and mitigate the potential damage caused by teeth grinding and ensure that your smile is protected. Anyone who suffers from a misaligned bite or stress can benefit from the use of custom-made nightguards provided by our dental office!
Oral Cancer Screenings
When you come to Glastonbury Dental Associates, you can expect a thorough dental exam designed to catch the early signs of dental disease. However, dentists are also in a unique position to catch the early signs of oral cancer, which is diagnosed in over 53,000 patients every year. This screening is performed at no additional cost to you, so you can rest knowing that your systemic health, as well as your oral health, is taken into account during your visit.
Fluoride plays an essential role in preventing tooth decay in your child. Not only does it kill cavity-causing bacteria, but it works to strengthen existing tooth enamel and repairs teeth in the early stages of cavity development. Fluoride treatments are typically for our younger patients, but anyone who struggles with tooth decay can benefit from their application. It only takes a few minutes to perform and ensures your teeth are thoroughly protected!
Glastonbury Dental Associates provides dental care to both children and adults. We believe the key to making teeth last a lifetime is to introduce kids to dental care at an early age. We follow the American Dental Association’s recommendation that children be seen by their first birthday or when the first tooth erupts. This gives us an opportunity to introduce every child to the dental office early, and to educate both the child and the parent on good oral hygiene and nutrition.
For children, in our Glastonbury, CT dental office we provide:
- Regular dental check-ups
- Routine screenings for future orthodontic treatment
- Fluoride Treatments
- Pediatric Restorative Dentistry
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
Gum Disease Treatment
If you have red, tender or swelling in your gums, it’s a sign that the early stages of gum disease have begun to develop. If left untreated, it can easily develop into the more advanced form known as periodontitis. In this case, professional periodontal therapy at our dental office is needed. Scaling and root planing work to stop gum disease in its tracks. Our antibiotic therapy via Arestin also keeps bacteria at bay, reducing the risk of future gum infection.
Schedule Your Family for Their Next Appointment!
Glastonbury Dental Associates also provides a range of restorative and cosmetic treatments to help those who’ve experienced damage or who are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Contact us to make an appointment with one of our dentists. Patients from the Hartford, CT area have been entrusting their oral health to our team of dental healthcare professionals for decades.