General & Family Dentistry

Cleanings and Preventative Care.

General dentistry mainly deals with maintaining the appearance and the function of the teeth through careful evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cavity diseases. Dental services are typically done without the need to refer you to another specialist, making each visit or procedure convenient.

A good dental cleaning is essential to maintaining your oral health. Even the most conscientious patient cannot reach every deposit of plaque that accumulates in the mouth with daily brushing and flossing. We encourage our patients to maintain good oral health by coming in for a thorough exam and cleaning twice a year. During your biannual general dentistry checkup at Polit & Costello Dentistry just minutes from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton PA, one of our friendly hygienists will gently yet thoroughly cleans your teeth and gums.

Of course, the best way to combat mouth diseases and tooth pain is to take steps to prevent them from occurring in advance. Although advances in dental technology have made it possible for us to restore the health of your mouth with relative ease and comfort, it is always preferable to preserve and protect your existing teeth. In addition to maintaining a sensible oral hygiene regimen, it is essential that you visit your dentist regularly to have your teeth professionally cleaned and screened for potential problems. By doing so, you increase the chances that your natural teeth will serve you well your entire life.


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