Dental Hygiene

Good oral health care includes professional dental treatments provided by your dentist, as well as good habits at home. You should eat well-balanced meals and limit sugary drinks and snacks. Keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing. Healthy habits ensure healthy teeth and gums by preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

Professional Dental Treatments

Your gums, periodontal ligaments, and underlying bones support your teeth and hold them in place. It is important to keep both this foundation and your teeth healthy. Your mouth contains bacteria. Some of the bacteria are good, and some types can be harmful to your teeth. Bacteria contained in plaque are a major cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to gum disease.

Practice Good Habits at Home

You should brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day. Make sure to use a toothpaste containing fluoride. Your dentist may recommend special types of toothpaste for you. In some cases, dentists prescribe prescription toothpaste containing larger amounts of fluoride or plaque-fighting ingredients. Your dentist can also recommend a toothbrush and floss that is most appropriate for you.

Good oral health helps to ensure healthy teeth and a lasting smile. Visit your dentist every 6 months and practice good habits at home. Call Dental Health Associates, P.A. in New Jersey at (888) 995-8095 or request an appointment online to schedule your dental cleaning today.

A Note About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The New Jersey Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in New Jersey voluntarily suspend nonessential or nonurgent dental care temporarily.

In recognition of the serious potential health hazard posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need to take bold action to contain its spread, we are taking the following measures:

    • We are assessing developments daily; this is an extremely fluid situation and we will revise our plans accordingly
    • We may limit hours of operations, and certain locations may close during this time
    • We will take extra precautions and may limit the dental services we normally provide

Dental Health Associates is doing everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, patients and the general public.

Please call 888-995-8095 if you have a dental emergency, or need any further information. We’re here to help.