Exceptional Dental Care
General dentistry is essential to helping you maintain a healthy smile. Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent decay and gum disease and alert you to potential problems before it’s too late. And if you do have a problem or concern, the restorative dental treatments we offer will have you smiling in comfort again. We look forward to working with you to help you and your family enjoy these benefits of preventative and restorative dentistry:
- Naturally whiter teeth
- Fresh breath
- Savings on the cost of dental treatment
- Healthy gums free of itching and bleeding
- Lower risk of tooth decay
- More mileage from existing restorations and appliances
- Desensitization to hot and cold food temperatures
- Save your natural teeth
- Avoid painful infections
- Rebuild your smile with natural-looking tooth replacements
- Make your smile look brand-new
- Custom-fitted repair solutions
- Comfort while eating
- Confidence while speaking
Our General Dentistry services
Cavities can be stopped from growing or permanently damage teeth with fillings that match your teeth’s color. Because they match your natural color, they look and feel natural.
Restore chips and cracks, or level up the look of your natural teeth.
For a secure, complete, and beautiful smile!
Classic restorations to strengthen and enhance your smile.
Get relief from pain by removing teeth that cause you trouble.
Bring back your smile!
Full and partial dentures and denture repairs to help you live life with a smile.
Save your tooth and get immediate relief from dental pain.
Prevent dental problems with a checkup and professional cleaning once every six months.
Why Preventative Dentistry Matters
It’s easy to take a healthy smile for granted… until something goes wrong. Our Allentown dental team here at Brookside strongly advocates for preventative care so that you can enjoy a healthy smile that is so comfortable you don’t have to give it a second thought. All you need to do is visit us for regular checkups so that we can clean your teeth and make sure everything is in good shape. Being proactive with your dental health means that you can avoid a lot of unnecessary expenses and discomfort.
Save your natural teeth
Did you know that tooth decay and gum disease are the main reasons for tooth loss in adults? That’s right—tooth loss is not an inevitable part of aging. You can actually hold on to your teeth for a lifetime simply by preventing those two highly preventable diseases. Practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular dental checkups are the best ways to avoid the conditions that can lead to tooth loss.
Although many people dread having to spend anything at the dental office preventative dentistry is quite affordable and is the surest way to avoid bigger dental bills. A routine cleaning and exam can fit into just about any budget, and even early treatments for small cavities are fairly low cost and represent a wise investment in your oral health. On the other hand, you’ll likely end up with high dental care costs if you only treat problems once they’re too big to ignore.
Peace of mind
Preventative dental care will help you enjoy a smile that is so comfortable and problem-free that you don’t even have to think about it. No more toothaches keeping you up at night. No itchy gums. No need to avoid certain foods. No chewing on one side of your mouth. No worries about what others think of your teeth. You’ll simply be at peace with your oral health and feel confident in the natural beauty of your smile.
Contact Us Today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
We will provide you with a complete oral health evaluation during your first visit to our practice. We want to make sure that we have a complete picture of the health of your gums, teeth, and soft tissues before we recommend any necessary treatment. Your first visit is also an important opportunity for us to learn about what kind of esthetic smile goals you want to achieve. We’re happy to answer your questions and explain everything you need to know to have the best smile of your life!
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, a routine visit includes a dental exam and a professional dental cleaning. The dentist will check your teeth and make a note in your records if there are any changes. We’ll go over the findings of the exam and explain which treatments, if any, are needed to bring your smile back to a state of health. During the cleaning, a hygienist will remove stubborn plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth and then gently polish them to a shine. We will also provide you with tailored oral hygiene advice and product recommendations that can make it easier for you to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Tooth decay is caused by a specific and common type of bacteria that lives in peoples’ mouths. The bacteria grow in colonies of dental plaque, which is why it’s important to thoroughly brush and floss away that plaque daily. When plaque bacteria is left on tooth surfaces for too long, the acid produced by the bacteria eats away at tooth enamel and this is what causes cavities. Cavity-causing bacteria feed on the sweet carbohydrates that you eat, so leftover food particles that get stuck on teeth can fuel the bacteria and hasten the development of cavities. A diet high in acidic foods and drinks can also weaken teeth, making them more susceptible to decay.
Diet and oral hygiene habits play the biggest role in determining the risk of tooth decay. Some people are prone to cavities because they eat a diet high in simple carbohydrates and/or sugary beverages. Others are prone because they don’t brush and floss every day. Additionally, cavities are contagious. Once someone has one cavity in their mouth, the chances are high that a neighboring tooth will also develop decay. Some people are susceptible to decay because their teeth have been weakened by decay, wear, or acid erosion. In some rare instances, people can be born with a congenital condition that results in thin tooth enamel. For the most part, anyone can reduce their risk of dental decay by practicing good oral hygiene, limiting sweet carbohydrates, and visiting the dentist regularly.
Not all cavities hurt. In fact, most cavities don’t hurt at all until they have advanced deep into the tooth enamel. A lack of pain doesn’t mean you don’t have to treat it, however. Whether or not a cavity hurts, it should be treated quickly to prevent it from spreading to the point that you need more invasive and expensive treatment.
The best method for treating tooth decay depends mainly on how far the decay has advanced. If you have a tiny spot where a cavity is just beginning, then it’s possible (ideal, even) to reverse the decay by changing your diet and improving your oral hygiene. For example, we might recommend a professional fluoride application to help strengthen compromised enamel. Fluoride is a mineral that reinforces tooth enamel and it can help you keep your teeth strong so that they don’t need treatment. But if the decay has taken root, then you may need a small filling to stop the rot. If your tooth has developed a large cavity, then it may need to be restored with a crown. A root canal is necessary if the cavity has reached the nerve of your tooth or triggered a dental abscess. And if it looks like your tooth is too far gone, then you may need to consider having it replaced with a restoration such as an implant or dental bridge.
Yes, it’s actually perfectly safe to have dental treatment while pregnant. Our team is trained in techniques to keep you safe and comfortable during your appointment with us. Of course, if there are treatments that you need or want but that are not urgent, then we will recommend that you postpone them until after the baby arrives. Urgent procedures to provide pain relief or to prevent an infection, however, can still be done during pregnancy with certain precautions in place. We actually recommend that you come in for a couple of cleanings and checkups during your pregnancy so that we can help you manage oral discomfort, prevent future dental issues, and minimize some of the dental symptoms that often accompany pregnancy.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Long Term Patients
Jessica Graham - Cincilla
As a former dental hygienist of 20 years, I had a great new patient appointment. The hygienist Selma was wonderful! She was friendly, knowledgeable , gentle and meticulous all at the same time. The exam by the doctor was thorough and he had a great bedside manner too! They also had all the latest tech. Looking forward to many years as a patient there!
Brookside dental has the most kind, compassionate and knowledgeable people I have ever seen. I never would have thought I'd ever say this but it is truly a pleasure to go to the dentist since I found brookside dental! Whatever you need to get done, you will be very happy if you go to brookside dental. I don't have words to fully express how amazing everyone there is!