Preventive Dentistry– Washington, PA
We Want to Help You Smile for Life
You know what they say: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This saying couldn’t be truer when discussing oral health. Virtually all dental problems can be successfully prevented in their early stages with the help of diligent oral hygiene, regular checkups and cleanings, and other important preventive care here in Washington, PA. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Bartusiak and the rest of our team if you are overdue for an appointment or have any questions.
Why Choose Bartusiak Dental Care for Preventive Dentistry?
- Children, Teens & Adults Welcome
- Over Two Decades of Dental Experience to Help Rid You of “Gum Funk”
- State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Technology
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
It’s important to plan a visit to Bartusiak Dental Care at least twice each year for professional examinations and hygiene sessions. We’ll take a close look at your current smile, pinpoint any problems and issues as soon as they arise, and clear away harmful plaque and tartar from the dental surfaces. Your smile will look and feel better than ever as a result.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is one of the most common health problems on the planet, not to mention a leading cause of tooth loss among adults here in the United States. Stopping this bacterial infection early on is absolutely crucial, and our team can lend a helping hand with dedicated screenings and therapy.
Cavity-causing bacteria can find their way into all sorts of nooks and crannies throughout the mouth over time. The back teeth (premolars and molars) in particular are very susceptible – not only do their chewing surfaces contain tricky grooves, but children often find them hard to reach with the brush and floss. Dental sealants are a simple but effective preventive measure that can keep these vulnerable teeth much safer. The tough, safe plastic material is painted directly over the tooth and hardened in place, forming a lasting barrier. All four of Dr. Bartusiak’s kids have dental sealants and so does he!
Do you regularly wake up with a pained jaw? Do your teeth seem worn-down or “flat” with no clear cause? Is your spouse tired of hearing you take your stress out on your teeth at night? All these scenarios are common signs of bruxism, which is more commonly referred to as “teeth grinding.” Children and adults alike can grind their teeth, and many don’t even realize it because it only happens while they’re fast asleep. This is where a custom-made nightguard from Bartusiak Dental Care can come in handy. These high-quality appliances are designed to reliably protect the rows of teeth from rough contact until morning.
Years and years of dedicated research have demonstrated a clear link between safe exposure to fluoride (a natural mineral) and healthier, stronger teeth that are less prone to decay. While fluoride is found all around us, including in the tap water we drink from the faucet at home, Dr. Bartusiak may recommend a professional treatment during regular checkups and cleanings. This quick application will only take a few minutes of time, and patients of all ages can benefit from the added smile protection.
We love seeing whole families here in Washington, PA! Developing good oral health habits early on in life can make all the difference throughout the rest of your son or daughter’s life, and our team does a great job at helping young patients feel genuinely comfortable and at ease in the treatment chair. Our comprehensive menu of services features several options that are a perfect fit for growing smiles.