Our General Dentistry Services
Here in Boonsboro, our dental team is focused on not only treating dental problems, but about improving your life and and making you look and feel great without dental pain. We accomplish this goal through our general dentistry services, which are designed to educate patients about their oral health, catch any tell-tale signs of disease or decay at the earliest possible stages, and even provide your teeth with extra layers of helpful protection. With quality, comfortable care from South Mountain Dental, you can avoid costly issues and enjoy a healthy, confident smile for life.
Our general dentistry services include:
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Attending regular check-ups at our Boonsboro practice is the first step toward improving your oral health and the beauty of your smile for life, and new patients are welcome to take part in our $99 new patient special! During your first visit with our team, we’ll create a baseline of your oral health. Digital X-rays and photographs, recording past restorations and noting current decay or missing teeth are part of Dr. Film’s exam. In addition, Dr. Film inspects for cancer and checks the balance of your bite that might lead to TMJ problems. If needed, he will discuss these areas with you and offer recommendations for treatment. Next, our trusted hygienist, Kelly will record your gum health followed by a thorough cleaning which will leave your smile feeling fresh and polished.
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surface of molars and premolars in order to better shield them from potentially damaging bacteria or food particles. Because these teeth have deep grooves and are more difficult to clean, they can become damaged or decayed even when a patient practices diligent oral hygiene. With the help of a sealant, this tricky area can be smoothed over. While children and teenagers are often the primary candidates for sealants, Dr. Film can recommend them to adults if they have depressions in their teeth that could benefit from the extra protection.