Dental Cleanings & Exams
Dental Cleanings and Exams in New Jersey
Professional teeth cleaning and exams are essential for maintaining good dental health. Teeth cleanings help remove plaque and tartar from teeth, and dental exams identify any oral health problems early on. We recommend getting a cleaning and dental exam at least once per year, if not every six months. However, some people may need to get them more frequently, depending on their dental health.
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The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams
Teeth cleanings and dental exams are important for maintaining good oral health. These routine appointments give your dentist a chance to remove any built-up plaque and tartar, as well as to check for indications of tooth decay or gum disease. In addition, they can help us identify dental health problems early on before they have a chance to become more serious. As a result, they can save you time and money in the long run.
Regular dental checkups can help treat and prevent the following oral health issues:
- Cavities and dental decay
- Gum disease
- Periodontal disease
- Plaque and tartar build-up
- Oral cancer
- Tooth loss
Health Issues Caused by Poor Dental Health
Poor dental health has been shown to cause other health concerns that can be very serious and should be avoided if possible. These include:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Respiratory infections
- Kidney Disease
- Pregnancy complications
As you can see, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums not only for good oral health but also for your overall health.
What to Expect During Your Routine Dental Visit
Routine dental visits are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. They generally include thorough teeth cleaning, oral exam, and dental x-rays. By getting regular dental care, you can help keep your mouth healthy and prevent serious problems from developing.
During a routine visit, our dentist and dental hygienist will perform a deep brushing and flossing of your teeth. Professional dental cleaning is essential for removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease if not removed. We will also talk to you about your oral hygiene habits and provide tips on how to improve them.
Our dentist or hygienist will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer during your dental exams. An oral cancer screening is a crucial part of the exam, as it can allow us to catch it in its early stages. Our dentist will also assess the health of your teeth and gums and discuss any concerns you may have. A routine dental exam is typically covered by dental insurance and is an integral part of your routine dental care.
X-rays help our dentists detect problems early when they are most easily treated. They help us get a better view of our teeth and jaw so that we can see things not able to be seen on the surface. They are quick and easy, and the entire process usually takes less than five minutes.
Oral Health Habits to Practice at Home
There are a few oral health habits that you should be practicing at home to keep your smile looking its best. By following these simple tips, you can help keep your dental hygiene top shape.
- Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Then, gently scrub all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and chewing surfaces.
- Floss daily to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth.
- Consider using an antiseptic mouthwash regularly in order to help reduce bacteria levels in your mouth; this will also help prevent bad breath.
Contact Us for Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings
If it has been more than six months since your last dental visit, or you feel you may be in need of a deep cleaning, contact our dental office closest to you today to schedule an appointment. Dental cleanings and exams are important for meeting your health and wellness needs.
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