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Preventive Dentistry

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY STARTS AT HOME

Much of preventive dentistry begins by controlling the plaque that constantly accumulates on your teeth. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth twice every day, controlling plaque and its calcified form, tartar, require routine checkups and cleanings at least once every six months. These visits also allow us to ensure that your bite continues to function properly by checking for alignment issues and signs of TMJ disorder and bruxism.

Why Preventive Dentistry is Important

Rather than waiting for a tooth to hurt, or to become infected, preventive dentistry allows us to prevent dental issues from forming in the first place. For the most part, this means consistent dental checkups and cleanings. Usually, this also includes advanced diagnostics to make sure your teeth and jaw are aligned, you do not consistently grind your teeth, or that you seek treatment early if an issue develops. To help keep your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful, we offer several preventive dental services, including;

From Prevention to Early Detection

For patients who develop issues between their dental checkup appointments, or who have long-standing dental issues that require more attention, we can recommend an appropriate treatment plan during your checkup. By attending regular visits, you have a higher chance of preserving your smile through prevention and early intervention.



One of the best things about Keelan Dental is the enthusiasm the staff shows toward your dental health. Explanations of procedures and “how to’s” for home care were delivered to me in such a way that made me feel like we were a team working together. And everyone is so friendly and caring it inspires me to maintain my home care so as not let my team down!
– Jim S.


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Protect Your Smile with Routine Preventive Dentistry

Make preventive dental appointments a priority and boost your ability to fight back against oral health issues. To schedule your next preventive dentistry appointment, call our dental office in Butler, PA today at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.