Oral Hygiene & General Dentistry

Committed to Protecting Your Smile

When it comes to your oral health, and your overall well-being, the best way to fight disease and decay is prevention. This is why we offer comprehensive general dentistry services for all families in our community. Our dentists provide you with the highest quality of general dental services. We’re responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders, and diseases affecting the teeth, gums, and face.

Oral Hygiene

When we ask if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, it’s because we want to stress how important it is for the foundation of a beautiful and healthy smile. Poor oral hygiene is the leading cause of oral diseases like gum disease and tooth decay. At Bennington Dental Center, our hygienists are here to answer any questions you may have and give you advice on how to keep your smile clean and healthy.

Regular Checkups

We recommend keeping up with your regular dental appointments to keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Even if you take very good care of your teeth, there are hard-to-reach areas that can be home to bacteria. Our experienced dental team can gently clean every surface of your teeth to ensure they’re free of disease. business-front

Scheduling regular dental appointments and maintaining a good at-home oral hygiene routine aids in the prevention of any unwanted dental problems.

Deep Cleanings: Periodontal (Gum) Treatment

If gum disease is caught early and hasn’t damaged structures below the gum line, a professional cleaning will help. However, if the pockets between your gums and teeth are too deep, scaling and root planing may be needed. 

a comparison of a normal, healthy tooth versus a tooth affected by periodontal disease
This deep cleaning has two parts. Scaling is when our dental hygienist removes all the plaque and tartar built up above the gum line, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. Then, we’ll begin root planing where we smooth out your tooth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic.


Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy

If you leave a cavity untreated, the bacteria can travel further into your tooth until it has reached the root canal. Root canal therapy can save your natural tooth and relieve any pain you’re experiencing while stopping the infection from spreading and affecting your other teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Bennington Dental Center

For all your general dentistry needs, our talented team can provide you with the care you need. We can make sure your smile is healthy by thoroughly cleaning and restoring your teeth. To learn how we can help, call our office located in Bennington, VT at (802)-442-9500 or fill out our convenient online contact form.