From children just beginning to get teeth all the way through adolescence into adulthood, Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is an excellent choice for family dentistry near Scranton, PA. We offer an array of different preventive and general dentistry services to keep your whole family’s teeth and mouth health optimal so that everyone can smile better.

 

What is Family Dentistry?

Family dentists primarily focus on providing general and preventive dental care to all ages, including pediatric dentistry for children. This can include general dental cleanings, fillings & extractions, endodontics (root canals), fluoride treatments, x-rays, and periodontal treatment.

Instead of visiting multiple dentists, you can take your whole family to Abington Center. Dr. Charles Dennis is an extensively trained dentist and endodontist who specializes in dentistry for everyone. Our entire team is dedicated to educating patients and providing unmatched care that keeps your teeth well maintained and healthy.

 

Family Dentistry & General Dentistry Services

Regular Cleanings & Dental Exams

Depending on you and your family’s unique dental needs, we create a regular appointment schedule with you. In most cases, patients will come in for a general cleaning and dental exam every 6 months as a preventative measure. This way, we can detect any irregularities, problems, cavities and address the cause of any pain.

Routine cleanings are done by a dental hygienist who will use special tools and work to remove any plaque buildup or tartar deposits from the surface of your teeth and around your gums. These visits help prevent gum disease and can treat mild forms of gingivitis. Dr. Dennis will then check in with the patient to make sure he can answer any questions you may have.

 

Fluoride Treatments & Dental Sealants

Fluoride treatments begin for children who have gotten their first tooth at 14-18 years old. Standardly, insurance companies do not cover fluoride treatments past age 18. The fluoride will sit on your teeth and work to prevent cavities and keep them strong. We advise you not to eat or drink 30 minutes after your fluoride treatment.

In some cases, Dr. Dennis or a hygienist may apply a dental sealant to your child’s teeth to prevent decay and keep them strong. Dental sealants are used most frequently for children aged 6-12 and can work to protect molars and other teeth.

 

Fillings, Cavity Checks, & Tooth Extractions

We check for cavities and any irregularities on your teeth and gums at each routine cleaning. Should we find a cavity, we work quickly to schedule an appointment for a filling, root canal, or extraction if necessary. Tooth extractions may also be performed if there is excess tooth crowding.

X-rays are recommended routinely at least every few years to ensure there are no cavities that cannot be seen on the surface. In some cases, cavities form between teeth can cause long-term damage if not treated properly.

 

Invisalign for Teens & Adults

For teenagers and adults who are looking for a discrete, money-saving, and quick option for fixing an array of different teeth misalignments, such as crooked teeth or an overbite, Abington Center is a Certified Invisalign Provider near Scranton, PA.

For more information, visit our Invisalign information page.

 

Periodontal Treatment to Prevent Gum Disease

Abington Center offers periodontal treatment and preventative measures like cleanings to prevent gum disease (gingivitis). Treatments vary from patient to patient but are not painful and are an effective way to keep your gums healthy.

 

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

Within 6 months of your child’s first tooth coming in, it is good to set up an appointment to see us. If necessary, up to 12 months later, we recommend not waiting longer than that. Once your child is a patient at Abington Center, we are committed to providing dental care for every stage of development. In addition, we’ll work with you and your child to develop healthy oral hygiene habits early to ensure a healthy smile.

 

Tips

While we love seeing our patients, we don’t enjoy seeing them in pain or discomfort. So follow these tips to prevent dental emergencies, cavities, gum disease, and other problems.

  • Brush your teeth 2x a day for at least 2 minutes
    • For children, you can use a fluoride toothpaste
    • For adults, it is recommended to avoid abrasive teeth whitening toothpaste as it can hurt your enamel and cause decay and tooth sensitivity over time.
  • Floss
    • Keep floss on you to avoid those uncomfortable moments of food stuck in your teeth. Even if you don’t feel anything, it’s essential to floss at least once a day still.
  • Mouthwash
    • Use mouthwash to help prevent gingivitis and bad breath. Our office can recommend brands to you if you’re unsure which is best for you.
  • Protect your children’s teeth for sports
    • If your child needs a mouth guard for contact sports, call our office to set up an appointment today. Mouthguards may also be an excellent option for those who grind their teeth (bruxism).
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools!
    • Prevent cracked, chipped, and broken teeth; avoid biting down on tough foods or using your teeth to open things/use them as a tool. If need be, Abington Center does offer Emergency Dentistry for those unexpected appointments.

 

Your Family Dentist near Scranton, PA

Contact our office today to schedule your or your child’s dentist appointment. We are located in Clarks Summit, PA, just a short drive from Scranton.

C Nolan
C Nolan
2022-07-11
Dr. Dennis and his staff are always very friendly, accommodating and professional. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!
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Ashley Reploeg
Ashley Reploeg
2022-07-08
Stop wasting your insurance money elsewhere. I’ve grown up going from one bad, rude, painful, insensitive, cruel, dentist to another. I’ve spent years trying to achieve one thing. A beautiful smile. I’ve wasted a lifetime of out of pocket money and insurance money (that yes, only let you do procedures ONCE in your life) pain, tears, ridicule, and embarrassment, on all the wrong dentists. Then my husband found Dr. Dennis and recommended I make the switch. After I was yelled at, hurt, treated rudely, and ALOT of my insurance money wasted, I now sit in Dr. Dennis’ chair. Did he tell me everything I’ve had done in my mouth was done wrong, yes. Does it ALL need to be fixed and insurance won’t pay for it again so out of our middle-class pockets it will come, yes. If every dentist had just been as kind and talented as Dr. Dennis. Here’s your sign. Don’t be another story like me. A kind dentist who does things right the first time? In a perfect world we would have all found him at the age of 5 when our fears were high and we are a clean slate but c’est la vie and I’m here to tell you that he does exist. You just hadn’t found him yet. But now you have. My husband and I both would recommend him seven ways from Sunday. And not mention, all of his hygienists are fabulous, kind, very knowledgeable, and explain things so kindly to us in such a nonjudgmental manner. ( It’s a very important and an under-acknowledged virtue.) Lastly, his front desk ladies are just as much the bees knees as well. I love every visit I have there.
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Michele Martin
Michele Martin
2022-07-03
Dr Dennis and his staff are the best I had a broken tooth I was just going to have pulled. They got me in within four days from my first call. I was to be a new patient so I was impressed how quick they got me in. Once there I was given two options he could pull the tooth or clean it up and place a crown over the tooth. After getting the estimates I chose to keep the tooth. 2 days later I was in getting the crown. They make their crowns onsite so I got my tooth that day. I received a call the following day to check how the crown felt check on an discomfort I said all good it works I can eat on the side where the crown is. I have more work that is needed which I won't go anywhere else to have it done. But never have a met a dentist that impressed me like this office has. Thank you for everything you all are awesome.
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Britni Murphy
Britni Murphy
2022-07-01
Dr. Dennis and his staff always provide exceptional services whether it’s a simple cleaning or emergency care. Staff even goes the extra step to reach out over the following days to check in.
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Ernest Keller
Ernest Keller
2022-06-27
Very nice, professional staff. Great service. Always good results
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rachael dowling
rachael dowling
2022-06-23
I’ve had so much work done and past work by other dentists fixed by Dr. Dennis. He is completely confident in the answers he presents to me which allows me to trust him completely with my teeth. I love that he tells me like it is and let’s me decide what to do with the information he gives me! He will truly do what is absolutely best for YOU! All the dental hygienists are always wonderfully social and compassionate too! Today, especially, you made my day! Thank you for getting me in! Love and light!!
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Sayan Bhattacharyya
Sayan Bhattacharyya
2022-06-22
Everyone at the clinic is very friendly and welcoming.All appointments have been catered to on time without any delays.The Doctor has been most patient and understanding. My teeth have never looked better.
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Lizbeth
Lizbeth
2022-06-19
I give them a five star in overall!! Reception, hygienist, dental assistant and Dr!! I had 2 crown replace! The fact that they custom make the crown same day in office is a home run— no temporary cap!!! I also had a filling that was done about a year ago incorrectly by another Dr in NYC. ———Dr Charles Dennis showed me the before picture and it was scary!! He proceeded to clean it all out and replace the filling and it was impeccable. I truly have to say he is the best Cosmetic Dr & Family Dentistry that I have come across.
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