Maintain a Healthy, Carefree Smile
General Dentistry in South Philadelphia
As experienced dentists in Philadelphia, Dr. Bill and Dr. Barnes take pride in helping all of our patients keep their smiles bright and healthy. From routine cleanings to fluoride treatments and sealants, we offer the care you need to keep your teeth and gums strong. Whether it has been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, book your next visit today!
Fluoride treatments are very beneficial for patients who are cavity-prone. Fluoride has the unique ability to remineralize teeth and strengthen enamel. By applying a concentrated fluoride fluid to your teeth, our dentists can help reverse the effects of early tooth decay (also known as soft spots). Fluoride treatments are typically performed as part of any six-month oral exam and cleaning, and it’s a great option for those who have a history of getting cavities.
Dental sealants are made of a strong, transparent dental resin. This resin is applied directly to your back teeth in a liquid form. Then, the resin is hardened using a UV light until it forms a durable, protective barrier. This barrier prevents bacteria, plaque, and acid from contacting your enamel, which prevents cavities from forming. Usually, sealants are only applied to the rear teeth since the large surface area and the natural pits and grooves of your molars make them more cavity-prone.
Exams for Peace of Mind
Oral Cancer Screenings
As part of our bi-annual exams, we will perform a comprehensive oral cancer screening for every patient. Using intraoral cameras, they will look for signs of oral cancer such as lesions, irregular patches of tissue, and other potential indicators. In the rare case that we discover a potential sign of cancer, this allows you to get the treatment you need right away and identify the issue as early as possible.