High quality preventative dental care can make the difference between a healthy, beautiful smile and a lifetime of challenging issues. Hanover Family Dentistry is proud of its reputation for providing the Hanover and surrounding area with expert, gentle care.
Your dentist and the team at Hanover Family Dentistry will work to make your cleanings, exams, and X-rays as comfortable and thorough as possible. During your twice-yearly visits, our staff will carefully examine your teeth for signs of wear, disease, and decay. We’ll show you how to best maintain your healthy smile over the long term, because people who practice regular dental hygiene habits are less likely to suffer from oral health problems.
Fluoride treatments and sealants make maintaining a healthier set of teeth and gums easier than ever before. Weakened enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) often results in tooth decay, which when left untreated can lead to a wide variety of serious health problems. Fluoride, a mineral often found in water and certain foods, helps prevent decay by remineralizing the enamel. A sealant does not strengthen the enamel, but instead protects it against decay caused by plaque. Made of thin plastic, the dentist will apply the sealant to your back molars. Patients without fillings or already existing decay are excellent candidates for sealants.
The staff at our Hanover Family Dentistry practice understand that going to the dentist — even for something as routine as preventative care — can cause tremendous anxiety in some patients. The fact remains, however, that the best way to avoid difficult dental work down the road is to get regular checkups. The good news is that our office treats all patients as if they were members of our own families. If you have anxiety about your visit, be sure to let us know. You are always in control of your treatment and we keep you aware of what is happening throughout your appointment.