Family Dentistry in La grande
Cavities may seem like a part of life, but did you know that they can actually be prevented? As a family dentist, Dr. Harris helps patients of all ages prevent unnecessary dental trauma. With regular checkups, exams, and proactive preventive therapies, we can help you preserve your natural smile for a lifetime.
The ADA recommends that patients over the age of three receive bi-annual cleanings and exams. During your cleaning, our hygienist removes built up plaque from below the gum line, polishes the teeth, and checks for signs of gum disease. Regular hygiene appointments are a vital step in preventing gum disease, which affects 80 percent of the population, from flourishing and potentially causing tooth and bone loss.
A thorough exam with our family dentist, Dr. Harris, involves more than just inspecting teeth and taking X-rays. Dr. Harris will discuss your concerns and long-term goals. Every exam is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, and we always meet with patients prior to diagnosing dental issues, so we can better meet your expectations. An exam with Dr. Harris may just be the most thorough dental exam you’ve ever had.
Proactive Preventive Therapies
Simple, fast, and effective, preventive dentistry can save you from a future filled with dental reconstruction. Dr. Harris may recommend a fluoride varnish to strengthen tooth enamel, dental sealants to seal out bacteria and decay, or an athletic mouthguard to protect your smile on the playing field. Arm yourself – and your family – with the tools needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles with family dental care from Dr. Harris and our La Grande dental team.