Family Dentistry – Uniontown, PA
How We Protect Smiles for Life
The secret to enjoying a strong, healthy smile for life is preventing common issues like cavities and gum disease, and that’s exactly what the services outlined below are designed to do. With them, Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD can ensure that someone’s teeth feel and look great today, tomorrow, and for years to come! Whether it’s time for your child’s next checkup or your own, we can’t wait to meet you and put you on the path to a lifetime of optimal oral health. To schedule an appointment, contact us today for family dentistry in Uniontown, PA.
Why Choose Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD
for Family Dentistry?
- 40+ Years of Experience Serving Uniontown
- Able to Treat Children, Adults, & Seniors
- Non-Existent Wait Times
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
No matter a patient’s age, and even if they aren’t experiencing any issues with their teeth, they should attend at least two checkups and cleanings each year. During these appointments, a hygienist will remove harmful plaque and tartar from the teeth that are the root source of cavities, and Dr. Witek also performs a thorough exam. This enables him to catch any problems like decay or damage as early as possible so he can treat them before they cause major issues.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most deadly varieties? That’s because it’s often caught after it has already become advanced. To make sure this disease doesn’t have the chance to sneak up on you or a loved one, we perform an oral cancer screening at every single checkup. This guarantees early detection, which means we can help a patient get an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment (if needed) as quickly as possible, which is proven to drastically increase the chances of a full recovery.
Nightguard for Bruxism
Every night, millions of Americans unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep, which is a condition called bruxism. This leads to worn down teeth, cracked dental restorations, and even chronic jaw pain and headaches! Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, Dr. Witek can give you a custom-made nightguard to wear to bed. This will protect your teeth and prevent your jaw from straining itself, meaning you can rest easy and look forward to pain-free mornings.
Dr. Witek has been taking care of local children for so long that many of his first child patients are now bringing their own children to see him! A proud grandfather with three grown children and six grandchildren, he knows exactly how to keep little patients comfortable while providing the gentle, personalized care they need. Thanks to him and his team, your child is sure to have positive associations with the dentist, which will go a long way in safeguarding their oral health for life.
Out of all the teeth, the ones towards the back (called the molars and premolars) are by far the most vulnerable to developing cavities, particularly in children. This is because the deep grooves in the enamel easily trap plaque and bacteria that can lead to decay. Fortunately, Dr. Witek can protect these teeth by covering them with a thin layer of dental plastic that keeps food particles and plaque off of them. Ideal for children and cavity-prone adults alike, sealants only take a few minutes to apply, but they can last for 10 years.
Fluoride is basically nature’s gift to your smile. When this mineral is exposed to the teeth, it strengthens the enamel, lowers the risk for cavities, and even helps repair areas of minor decay. This is why you’ll find it added to most toothpastes and tap water! You’ll also find it in our dental office, where we apply it topically after each cleaning. The product we use is much stronger than anything you can buy on your own, and it provides a quick and potent boost of cavity protection that’s sure to keep you and your child’s teeth healthy between cleanings.
Almost every sport poses some kind of risk to the teeth, but an astonishing number of athletes don’t protect their mouth in any way while they play. That’s why a shocking 40% of all dental injuries are sports-related! Whether for yourself or your child, Dr. Witek can provide a custom-made mouthguard that fits and protects much better than any appliance you’ll find on store shelves. With his mouthguards, athletes are able to forget they are wearing one, allowing them to stay safe while focusing 100% on the game.