Proactive Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry


Dr. Colin Morton believes that every beautiful smile is built on a foundation of good oral health. Though he offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help your teeth look their best, tooth decay and gum disease can compromise the integrity and appearance of any smile. By scheduling routine exams and cleanings, you can identify and address a number of dental issues currently affecting your mouth, as well as reduce the risk of future damage.

Below we have highlighted a few of our dental services that can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums and identify potential problems as early as possible. If you have any questions, or if you wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Morton, please feel free to contact us today.

Dental Exams and X-Rays

Oral exams give Dr. Morton an opportunity to check for cavities, tooth or jaw bone fractures, occlusion (bite alignment) issues, and signs of bacterial infection. X-rays allow a more comprehensive look at the mouth and can reveal dental problems that cannot be detected by other means. These routine exams are conducted to quickly detect and remedy any emerging dental problem before the condition is able to worsen. Early detection can save patients time, money, and discomfort, which is why Dr. Morton recommends that all of his patients have a dental exam conducted twice per year.

Routine Cleanings

Professional cleanings at our Ballston Lake dentistry practice help prevent even minor dental issues. Although daily brushing and flossing are vital components of a good oral health regimen, periodic professional cleanings can provide a deeper clean as well as keep your teeth looking bright. Dr. Morton recommends scheduling a professional cleaning twice per year (they can often be paired with your routine dental exam) to augment your at-home dental care.

Metal-Free Dentistry

Dr. Morton performs all dental treatments without the use of metals such as mercury. By offering procedures such as tooth-colored fillings, he is able to provide patients with less conspicuous solutions for more natural-looking results. In addition, because mercury-based materials have been proven to be harmful to the environment, non-metal alternatives are the “green” choice for cosmetic dentistry.

Restoring Oral Health

In the event a dental issue is identified during your oral exam or teeth cleaning, Dr. Morton offers a number of general and restorative dentistry options that can help treat the concern and restore both form and function to your teeth. From tooth-colored fillings and onlays to porcelain crowns, bridges, and dental implants, every tooth restoration is customized to achieve an ideal fit and appearance for long-lasting, natural-looking results that help to maximize oral health. To learn more, please visit our page on general dentistry and restoring oral health.

Schedule An Appointment

To learn more about how Dr. Morton can help you achieve a healthier smile with routine dental exams and cleanings, please contact our office today.

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