Comprehensive, routine dental exams and teeth cleanings are an important part of maintaining excellent oral health. Exams detect problems before you notice any symptoms, and cleanings leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed. Modern dentistry has made dental procedures comfortable and pain-free.
Dental Health Associates, P.A. has your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings covered. Call a location near you for a dental appointment in New Jersey or request an appointment online now.
A dental hygienist will use special instruments to carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Your teeth will be flossed and polished. Your dentist will spend some time getting to know you. He or she will ask about your general health because it can affect oral health. Your dentist will examine your entire mouth for signs of decay, infection, or disease. X-rays may be taken to provide more information about the structure and health of your teeth.
Your dentist may suggest a particular type of toothbrush or cleaning product and recommend a regimen to maintain your oral health at home. You may need to make an additional appointment for a treatment, such as having a cavity filled or root canal. A routine exam and cleaning is recommended every 6 months for most patients.
Good oral hygiene – brushing and flossing daily – and a healthy diet are the best way to prevent plaque build-up in the mouth. But even the most thorough brushing does not always reach the deepest indentations in the back teeth (molars).
Dental sealants fill in these depressions, preventing bacterial formation that causes tooth decay and other damage. In a procedure that takes only a few minutes per tooth, the dentist cleans the tooth, applies an acid solution to roughen the surface, and bonds a plastic sealant to the tooth. A special light may be used to speed the hardening process.
Root canals can prevent tooth loss when there is damage to the soft core of the tooth (the pulp). Despite its reputation as a painful ordeal, a root canal is actually not very uncomfortable. During the procedure, the damaged pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off, and a crown is bonded to the tooth to maintain strength. Learn more about root canal therapy.
Don’t postpone your oral health another day. Call the Dental Health Associates, P.A. dentist in New Jersey that’s closest to you for an appointment today. Our toll-free central number is (888) 995-8095.
With convenient hours and 8 locations to choose from, we’re sure to have an appointment that works for you!