Parma Heights General & Preventive Dentist
While a good brushing and flossing routine is vital, it takes more than a good homecare routine to enjoy good oral health. That’s why we recommend visiting Dr. Shtarkman twice a year for routine care. During your checkups, we’ll help you clean your smile and look for signs of the most common dental problems. If we find anything during your visit, we can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that preserves your smile and protects it from serious harm. We can also answer your dental questions and offer tips for enjoying better oral health in between visits.
Our general and preventive services include:
Even if you brush and floss every day, you can still benefit from two routine cleanings per year. That's because our hygienist uses advanced tools to clean hard-to-reach areas. As a result, your smile enjoys better protection from bacteria and plaque in between visits. We can also talk to you about your brushing and flossing routine and offer tips for better home hygiene and even better protection.
If you or someone else in your family is susceptible to decay, consider treatment with dental sealants. This preventive service physically shields teeth from decay-causing bacteria, protecting the chewing surfaces of teeth from cavities. It only takes a few minutes for us to apply your sealants, but they can provide advanced protection for up to 10 years. If you'd like to give your smile extra protection, talk to Dr. Shtarkman about this effective service.
Tooth decay is a common problem caused by the accumulation of bacteria on or around our teeth. Dentists previously used metal fillings to treat decay, but today’s there’s a more discreet and conservative option known as tooth-colored fillings. Instead of standing out, like metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly. They’re also more supportive of the tooth’s natural structure. As a result, we can leave more of your tooth intact. Do you need to have one or more cavities treated? We would be happy to talk to you about the cosmetic and restorative benefits of this excellent service.
Like tooth decay, gum disease is another common oral health problem. In fact, a majority of the adult US population struggles with some form of it. That's why our Parma Heights office is proud to offer laser periodontal therapy. With our soft tissue laser, we can provide comfortable and minimally invasive care that's more targeted and leads to a shorter recovery period. If you need help treating or managing gum disease, talk to Dr. Shtarkman about the benefits that come with laser periodontal therapy.
Are you ready to schedule your visit with Dr. Shtarkman? Call Advanced Dental Center to speak with one of our team members. Our office is happy to serve patients from Parma Heights, Berea, West Cleveland, Brooklyn, Strongsville, and Lakewood with exceptional dental care.