At the office of Dr. Edward J. Sharkey our experienced professional team places an emphasis on prevention and early intervention to keep your family’s smiles healthy and beautiful throughout your lives. We recommend visiting us twice a year for your Ellicott City teeth cleaning, examination, oral cancer screening and supplemental treatments to help protect your smile. We tailor our comprehensive preventive program to meet the needs of patients of all ages, helping your family feel comfortable and relaxed throughout every visit.
By brushing, flossing and making the right nutritional and lifestyle choices, you are taking important steps every day towards preventing tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. To complement your daily home care routine, it is also important to visit our office for periodic checkups, which include a professional Ellicott City teeth cleaning. We’ll utilize the most advanced technology and methods to diagnose conditions that may adversely affect your oral health when they are in their earliest stages and easiest to treat. During your teeth cleaning, we’ll thoroughly remove plaque buildup, tartar and food debris from difficult to reach areas between your teeth and gums. Education is a vital component of a preventive checkup, and we’ll take the time to teach you and your loved ones techniques you can use at home to clean and care for your teeth most effectively. For our youngest patients, we offer an added layer of protection against cavities with fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral, applied to the surfaces of the teeth to strengthen tooth enamel, and dental sealants are protective coatings, which prevent plaque from gathering in the crevices of the permanent molars. These treatments help keep your child’s smile cavity-free from the start.
When you visit our office for your biannual Ellicott City teeth cleaning and dental exam, you can expect personalized, gentle care from a friendly dentist and staff. At the office of Dr. Edward J. Sharkey your family’s oral health is our top priority. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.