Preventive Dentistry – Camp Hill, PA
Stop Dental Disease Before It Starts
When it comes to oral health, our top priority is always to help patients keep their smiles whole and healthy. With regular preventive dental care visits in our practice and thorough at-home hygiene, more of our patients than ever before keep their whole, natural smiles for life. Whether it’s been six years or six months since your last dental checkup, we hope you’ll contact Rina Singh, DDS and her dedicated team to schedule an appointment in our comfortable, state-of-the-art Camp Hill, PA dental practice.
Why Choose Rina Singh, DDS for Preventive Dentistry?
- Modern Dental Technology
- Multitude of Comfort Amenities
- Patient-Focused Care
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
We are especially proud of our hygiene program. Our emphasis is on providing first-class service in a relaxing atmosphere. You will never feel rushed. Our hygienists, Jen and Sandee, take the time to discuss any dental concerns you may have, point out any problem areas they see, and make recommendations regarding the care of your mouth. Since they have many years of experience working with their patients, they can make those recommendations with a personal knowledge of each patient’s unique circumstances.
At each recall visit, your mouth will be checked thoroughly by Dr. Singh and your hygienist for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, as well as any other conditions that may adversely affect your dental or overall health.
This examination may include digital X-rays for early detection of hidden problems such as damage to your jawbone, cavities between your teeth, or the presence of abscesses.
In addition, once a year we will carefully measure, on each tooth, the depth of the space between your teeth and gums. This is done to check for gum disease and is especially important since the early detection of gum disease is vital to successful treatment. To learn more about gum disease and its treatment, visit our periodontal disease treatment page.
We feel that the quality of our hygiene program and the expertise of our hygienists is unrivaled. It is not uncommon to have new patients remark that they have never experienced such a thorough, yet gentle, hygiene visit.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer claims one life every hour on average in the US alone, and of those diagnosed this year, only 50% will live an additional five years beyond diagnosis. Research conducted by the Oral Cancer Foundation suggests that the best way to decrease the number of deaths attributed to oral cancer is to diagnose and treat the disease in its earliest stages. At the Camp Hill dental practice of Rina Singh, DDS, that means taking the time to carefully examine each patients’ smile for oral cancer as part of each six month dental checkup. While smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking excessively, and other risk factors increase patients’ susceptibility to oral cancer, 25% or more of those patients diagnosed do not engage in any of the high risk behaviors associated with oral cancer.
Fluoride therapy is a relatively common treatment done to strengthen your already existing enamel. This common mineral, which is also found in many public drinking water sources, the foods we eat, and the oral care products you find at the pharmacy, is incredibly effective at reducing the risk of cavity development. In most cases, we recommend fluoride therapy during your routine checkup, especially for your younger family members. It’s quick, painless, and keeps your enamel well-protected in between your regular appointments.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or bruxism, unconscious nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, may experience these two common oral health concerns for a variety of different reasons. However, both of these issues may be treated with the same solution – comfortable, custom-crafted oral appliances. These nightguards are created to allow the jaw to rest comfortably and create a barrier between teeth to prevent potential damage. Worn nightly, patients typically notice significant relief from TMJ pain within just a few days in addition to preventing potential damage to patients’ smiles.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
With so many products on the shelves today, it can be hard to know for sure which one is right for you and your family. Perhaps you struggle with tooth sensitivity with one brand over another or you want a toothbrush that’s easier to use? Dr. Singh will gladly recommend products to you if you believe they will better suit your oral care preferences. For example, we often recommend Crest and Sensodyne toothpastes as well as other notable brands.
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common oral health concerns in the US, and it effects more than 50% of adults over the age of 30. Regular cleanings and thorough at-home hygiene are essential to preventive gum disease, and we also offer more advanced treatments when necessary, including scaling and root planing.