Preventive Care

Preventive Care

At Berkshire Dentist, our doctors and dental hygienists are qualified, experienced professionals who will take their time listening to your concerns as well as educating you on the importance of preventive care.

Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, which are the main causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is known as the silent killer of teeth, because most patients feel no symptoms until it’s too late.

As part of our thorough dental examination, we first review your medical history and any conditions that may affect your oral health. We perform a thorough head and neck exam including oral cancer screening, evaluate periodontal health, and examine the teeth for decay. We also take any necessary x-rays.

For children’s preventive care, we may recommend fluoride to help make the teeth more resistant to decay. We also use dental sealants, which act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria.

“I felt comforted…”
I was treated promptly with courtesy and professionalism. My tooth was filled under local anesthesia which I know I must have but I panic with it and I felt comforted throughout my procedure. Thank you

Julee, Dalton Massachusetts

I will be switching all my dental work to this office!
The staff is warm, professional, and very efficient. Dr. Gotterer is very pleasant, calming,and super competent. I will be switching all my dental work to this office!

Marym, Fairhaven Connecticut

Excellent care.
I had an emergency tooth extraction, and it was painless. Thanks to Dr. Gotterer and his staff for the excellent care.

Kathleen Cesan

Warm, caring manner.
Thank you for professional service delivered in a warm, caring manner. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt comfortable and valued. Dr. Gotterer was excellent in presenting his findings, taking his time to explain clearly and answer questions.

Anoymous, Pittsfield Massachusetts

I couldn’t be more grateful
As you are aware, you have absolutely cured my phobia of dentistry and instead have made it a joy to step over your threshold. The bonus? My teeth have been rescued from a lifetime of avoidance and, thus, major problems, and now are simply beautiful. You have changed my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Gail, Stockbridge Massachusetts

Smiling School
The entire staff is wonderful in this office. Each one has gone to smiling school and passed with flying colors. They have all been together for quite awhile and that says alot for this team. The Dr. is excellent and cares about his customers. He even smiles.

Paul M, Stephentown, New York

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