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Preventive & Family Dentistry - East Amherst, NY

Stopping Problems Before They Ever Start

Being able to bring the whole family to one dedicated dental practice can make a world of difference for busy parents, saving precious time in their hectic schedules. Dr. Shannon McCarthy loves treating adults and kids alike here in East Amherst, NY, and our team will be sure to get to know you well, too. You’ll even meet our office dog, Luc! At these early visits, our goal will be to provide holistic preventive care that helps us understand and protect your valuable smiles and overall health, starting with comprehensive checkups and refreshing cleanings. Our practice serves Clarence Center, NY and the surrounding areas – contact us today to schedule a first visit!

Why Choose Shannon H. McCarthy for Preventive Dentistry?

Checkups & Cleanings

The whole family should make plans to visit our practice at least every six months for a regular dental checkup and cleaning. These visits are important because they allow Dr. McCarthy and our other team members to become very familiar with our patients’ unique smiles, discovering areas of concern right away and treating them when they’re still small and manageable.

During your routine appointment, we’ll capture digital X-rays, make personalized treatment recommendations as needed, and offer helpful tips for preventing dental decay in the long-run. A professional cleaning with one of our registered dental hygienists will remove plaque bacteria, tartar deposits and stain from your teeth. Along with our natural antimicrobial ozonated water, the hygienist also administers ozonated gas to kill unhealthy bacteria in a painless and efficient manner.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer often goes undetected in patients until it’s already advanced to destructive stages, which is why the recovery rate is slimmer than you might expect. Thankfully, oral cancer screenings can provide valuable help in catching and diagnosing cancerous cells early on in their development! During your regular appointments, Dr. McCarthy will scan your oral tissues for suspicious sores, red and white spots, lumps, crusted skin, and other telltale signs. If we find anything alarming, a biopsy can help confirm the presence of dangerous cells and whether any further action is needed.

Children’s Dentistry

Here in East Amherst, we love caring for children just as much as adults! Dr. McCarthy recommends that you start bringing your son or daughter in to the office for regular appointments when they’re around two years old, and we’ll make dental care fun, relaxed, and comfortable for them with gentle checkups, refreshing cleanings and other kid-friendly services. By instilling good oral hygiene habits early on, we hope to keep our young patients smiling confidently for many years to come.

Airway Centered Dentistry

The state of one’s airway can have significant effects on not only a person’s ability to sleep peacefully night after night, but their overall health and quality of life as well. Thankfully, Dr. McCarthy is among the first dentists in the entire country to offer a specific type of advanced dentistry that caters to these patients and helps them achieve lasting improvements. Both children and adults can benefit from this care approach!

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Emergency Dental Care

When serious dental pain or a sudden injury to the mouth occurs, we understand that you need relief fast. We make every effort to see patients with urgent symptoms as soon as possible – in some cases, we may even be able to schedule an appointment on the same day as your initial call! Dr. McCarthy will focus on eliminating discomfort first before working with you to determine the best option possible for restoring health and helping your smile get back on the right track.

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