North Syracuse, NY
Preventive dentistry is the difference between spending thousands of dollars and having bad teeth, and saving money while keeping your smile bright. At Mahar Dental, our priority is helping you be proactive about your dental hygiene, so you don’t have to worry about more significant procedures down the road.
Effective oral care happens both at home and in the office. With our expert team to counsel you on your dental health, you can be sure that you’ll get the best cleanings, exams, and other care available.
While you should always stay on top of brushing your teeth twice a day, sometimes plaque and stains get deep in our teeth. Regular brushing just can’t get them out. But an appointment for a professional cleaning every six months helps keep your smile looking its best.
Regular dental exams are crucial to your oral health. It’s not just about finding cavities and looking for root decay. Our dentists look at more than just your teeth, giving you a comprehensive check-up, inspect the lymph nodes, tongue, and jaw joints. Examinations also give our dentists the chance to check for any oral signs of system disease. Like with cleanings, it’s best to come in for an exam once every six months—making doing them together a natural choice!
X-rays help our dentists get an inside look at what’s really going on in our mouths. Sometimes they can even save lives by detecting dental problems before they become a problem.
Dental X-rays are incredibly safe. Using the latest in digital X-ray technology, radiation levels can be as much as 90% lower. That’s lower than the scanners used in airports! And they’re much safer than the risks of not getting X-rays—things like tumors, decay between teeth, and abscesses can all go unnoticed and untreated.
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is something we check for at every cleaning and exam. Gum disease usually happens when not brushing and flossing enough, though some plaque still builds up anyway. If not treated early on, it can cause painful infections and even the loss of teeth.
Oral cancer can start minor, appearing as a growth or sore that sticks around. But if it’s not treated the cancer can spread to your tongue, your lips, and even your throat. And if it gets really bad, it can even become life-threatening. Oral cancer is particularly risky for men, who are twice as likely as women to develop it.
That’s why it’s crucial to make screenings a regular part of your preventive dentistry routine. At our offices, we can do a simple physical and visual examination of your mouth and throat when getting your routine exam.
We offer a wide variety of sleep apnea treatment options as well as expanded education to help you understand the condition and how to prevent issues in the future. Sleep apnea can be a serious condition, but with the right preventative measures, you can keep it under control and have a positive experience.
Protect Your Teeth Today!At Mahar Dental we want to help give you the healthiest teeth you’ve ever had. Our top-notch team of dentists can help you find the preventive plan that works best for you. Give us a call today at (315) 766-2770 and start living a healthier, brighter life!