Preventive Dental Hygiene

Preventive Dental Hygiene - Penn’s Commons Dental Group, Reading, PA

Good dental hygiene is a combination of education and desirable treatment.  The dentists and staff at Penn’s Commons strive to provide the highest quality care and build patient relationships.  Starting with a first visit as an infant, we can accommodate needs through the teen years.  This includes stressing good nutrition and addressing any developmental concerns such as orthodontics.  With adult patients, fundamentals are encouraged in order to promote long term oral health.  Maturity can bring other concerns such as dry mouth due to medication and general tooth wear.

Penn’s Commons Dental Group recommends  a teeth cleaning visit to identify and prevent a variety of oral health issues.  This starts by reviewing dental concerns and medical history.  In addition, the hygiene visit includes a thorough prophylaxis (cleaning), periodontal assessment and oral cancer screening.  The examination includes checking for decay, wear, cracks, problems with existing fillings and crowns.  Dental x-rays are necessary to detect conditions which cannot be detected during a visual exam.  In order to maintain optimal dental hygiene, a hygienist will instruct the patient on home care techniques as well as dietary considerations.

The hygienists at Penn’s Commons Dental customize all appointments to meet the specific needs of our patients.  This includes being skilled in all aspects of periodontal therapies, from six month preventative visits to non-surgical deep cleanings.

Your teeth are an investment meant to last a lifetime!

Penn’s Commons Dental Group has provided the Reading/Berks area with general dental services for over 35 years.