Preventive Dentistry – Plattsburgh, NY

Eliminating Problems, Producing Healthier Smiles

Dr. Heins, Dr. Gerner, and Dr. Hanna believe in the power of a healthy smile. Its ability to transform appearances, boost confidence, and improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being is why our team at True North Dental Group emphasizes the importance of preventive dentistry in Plattsburgh. From dental checkups and teeth cleanings to digital X-rays, fluoride treatment, and more, we work to eliminate problems before they ever start so that you can continue to enjoy a healthy, cavity-free smile day after day. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment with us, call our dental office today.


Why Choose True North Dental Group for Preventive Dentistry?

  • We Are In-Network with Delta Dental
  • Updated Dental Technology for Detailed Examinations
  • AI Second Opinions Available

Your First Dental Visit

Man in dental chair smiling during preventive dentistry visit

We know the first dentist’s appointment can cause some uncertainty, but you can count on our team of experts to help you feel comfortable the moment you walk through our doors. When meeting with our dentists, we’ll go over your oral health history as well as your concerns and unique needs. We’ll discuss what you want your smile to look like and go over our available services.

Dr. Heins, Dr. Gerner, or Dr. Hanna will complete an initial exam that includes everything from digital X-rays and periodontal screenings to oral cancer examinations, teeth cleanings, and more. If we discover any areas of concern, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan for you to review. Once we are finished, you can expect to walk away feeling more comfortable, more informed, and more confident about your oral health.

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a dental checkup

Our dental checkups and teeth cleanings are performed by a stellar team of six hygienists who know their way around teeth and gums. Skilled at providing gentle and compassionate care, they will check your mouth for signs of decay, cavities, and gum disease. Then, they will begin to clear away any accumulated plaque and tartar that may have formed in recent months.

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Dentistry for Kids

Young girl smiling at her dentist

Instead of driving all over town to make sure that your children receive high-quality dental care, you are welcome to bring them to True North Dental Group. Our team of dentists can provide first-rate care to ensure that their young smiles continue to grow and develop accordingly. We’ll also monitor the status of their bite and make recommendations should we notice anything that might lead to more extensive oral healthcare in the future (i.e., orthodontics).

Fluoride Treatment

Dental patient with fluoride trays on their teeth

When teeth need additional protection from bad bacteria and decay, we can provide fluoride treatment during a regular dental checkup. This process involves applying a fluoride gel or varnish to the outer layers of teeth. After several minutes, the mixture penetrates the enamel to not only strengthen teeth but also combat against any harmful particles that might otherwise cause cavities to form. This is a beneficial form of preventive care for anyone who may be prone to tooth decay.

Dental Sealants

Illustrated row of teeth with dental sealants

The chewing surfaces of back teeth can be difficult to keep clean, especially for young patients who are still learning how to properly brush. Instead of hoping that nothing bad will happen, we can provide a layer of protection with dental sealants. Painted over the surfaces of molars and premolars, the sealants safeguard the pits and grooves of these teeth to keep bacteria out for up to a decade.