Our modern dental office embraces the latest in dental technology, but no machine or equipment can take the place of coming in for regular examinations and cleanings. Even with the most diligent at-home oral hygiene, dental hazards can still occur. Coming to our Chatham and Morristown, NJ area dental office enables our dentists to help you prevent teeth and gum problems.
To improve your oral health with high-quality preventive dentistry, call our dental office today at (973) 377-8811 to make an appointment!
Preventable Teeth and Gum Problems
Most people know that if you don’t brush your teeth regularly, you can develop bad breath. But bacteria left on your teeth because of poor oral hygiene can also contribute to other conditions that might need treatment:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity
Visiting our dental office twice a year for preventive dental checkups and teeth cleanings can help prevent problems from progressing. If we notice areas where home dental care can improve, we will also give you tips on how to do it better. Proper home care, along with routine dental visits are the best way to keep teeth and gums healthy.
Preventive Checkups and Cleanings
Routine visits to our dental office will typically include the following:
- A visual exam by one of our dentists
- A full set of x-rays or other types of digital imagine
- A comprehensive review of your current oral health
- A thorough cleaning by one of our dental hygienists
Prevention is the foundation upon which our dental practice is built. With routine exams and cleanings, we hope to find problems while they are still in their earliest stages. This almost always means less invasive treatment that is less expensive and quicker to complete.
Even if you take good care of your teeth at home and aren’t experiencing dental issues, twice-a-year exams and cleanings are crucial. No matter how often you brush and floss, you simply cannot get all the plaque and bacteria off your teeth and gum line. Eventually, it will harden into tartar. If you don’t get this removed professionally—the only way to do so—you are setting yourself up for tooth decay and gum disease.
Keeping Gums Healthy
You might think your gums are healthy, but the truth is that you might have gum disease and not even know about it. In its earliest stages—when it is most treatable—there are often no symptoms at all. If your dentist discovers it early enough, it can often be reversed. But if it progresses without treatment, the best you can expect is to be able to manage the condition not cure it. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, so biannual visits to the dentist are imperative.
Call Us for a Good Preventive Care Program
Let’s get to work improving the health of your teeth with a regular preventive dental care program. Call Vaccaro Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, your preventive care dental office in Chatham and Morristown, NJ.