Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Prevention & Oral Health

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At the office of Dr. Stephen Morrison, you can feel confident knowing your smile will not only look fabulous, but will be in the best health possible. By providing the latest diagnostic techniques and technologies available, our comfortable methods ensure your smile looks good, feels good, and lasts a long time.

Preventive Therapy Visits

In our office, every preventive visit is thorough, comprehensive, individualized and comfortable.  Dr. Morrison is an AACD accredited dentist with a highly-trained preventive therapy team. We implement the latest in dental techniques and information, including the growing understanding of the body/mouth connection. Our state-of-the-art office is designed to make you feel at ease, featuring a warm, relaxing setting, and wonderful patient amenities. During your visit, we focus on your individual needs and desires to help you keep and maintain a healthy mouth.

Learn more about:

  • Healthy Mouth – Healthy Body Connection
  • Periodontal Laser Therapy
  • Oral Cancer Screenings

Sealants

Sealants are an excellent way to protect the chewing surfaces of your back teeth from decay. These surfaces have deep pits and fissures where bacteria are easily trapped, which can lead to decay. Sealants, a thin plastic coating bonded to the chewing surface of your tooth, along with preventive dentistry will help to prevent expensive problems down the road.

Sealant placement takes just a few minutes, anesthesia isn’t necessary, and your tooth looks and feels just as it always had. Our sealants are guaranteed for 5 years provided you come in for regular care; with this commitment both you and your teeth are winners

Dental decay (cavities) results from bacteria. Plaque (bacteria) and sugary/starchy foods work together to form an acid that breaks down tooth structure, thus promoting decay.

What about Soda?

Soda pop and sport drinks have extreme amounts of sugar and low pH (high acidity) which in combination with plaque can lead to rapid decay. Pop is even more damaging when sipped over the course of several hours or multiple servings are consumed throughout the day (3-12 daily) because each high sugar exposure starts a new acid attack on the teeth. Don’t be fooled by diet drinks; they don’t contain sugar, but their acid/low pH attacks the teeth immediately.

Everyone Benefits From Professional Fluoride Treatments

Tooth decay isn’t just a children’s health problem; the causes of tooth decay are the same for everyone, regardless of age. In fact, the elderly are often prone to decay. Fluoride helps prevent first time tooth decay and secondary decay around existing restorations. Fluoride reduces tooth sensitivity and strengthens exposed root surfaces.

When choosing a dentist to take care of your family’s health, you deserve the best of the best in the Greater Binghamton area. Choose Dr. Stephen Morrison.

Call 607-748-2277 to schedule an appointment