Preventive Dentistry Mercerville

Keeping Your Family’s Smiles Healthy

If you want to reduce your chances of having to deal with serious dental issues later down the road, it is highly recommended that you visit a dentist once every six months. At our dental practice in Mercerville, we’re proud to be able to offer you and your loved ones gentle, personalized preventive care that can significantly reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Contact us today if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Lavery.

Why Choose Brian Lavery, DMD for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Family-Oriented Dentistry
  • Relaxing, Welcoming Office
  • A Dentist That Truly Cares

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Whenever you visit us for a dental checkup, our team will keep an eye out for any oral health issues that may still be in their earliest stages. We can also screen for signs of oral cancer, and we’ll inform you immediately if a biopsy might be needed. If we find any plaque or tartar, we will remove it so that it doesn’t contribute to tooth decay and other problems later. At the end of your appointment, we may give you some advice for practicing better oral hygiene.

Dentistry for Children

We’re willing to see your entire family, and that includes its youngest members. Once your child reaches their third birthday, they should start seeing a dentist regularly to ensure that their smile is well-protected against tooth decay and gum disease. We’re willing to see children from all walks of life, including those with special needs. Remember that you can always talk to our team members if you have questions about the way your little one’s mouth is developing.

Fluoride Treatment

If you want your child to grow up with strong, healthy teeth, it’s important to make sure that they’re getting regular exposure to fluoride. And of course, this naturally occurring mineral can also help you protect your own smile from cavities. Our team can perform quick, painless fluoride treatments during routine dental checkups. Applying a fluoride gel or varnish to the teeth can go a long way toward keeping them safe from decay over the next six months.

Nightguards for Bruxism

When examining your smile, we may find that your teeth are more worn down than they should be. This can be a sign that you have bruxism, which means you’re involuntarily grinding your teeth while you’re asleep. While bruxism can lead to significant dental damage, we can help you protect your smile from the worst of the effects with a nightguard that keeps the upper and lower rows of teeth separated. Your nightguard can be personalized in order to make it more comfortable to wear.