Quality dental care starts with prevention. Patients who visit us regularly for checkups and cleanings are more likely to enjoy healthy, complete smiles for a lifetime. Neglect of regular dental care greatly increases risk of cavities and infection, among other oral issues. Patients of all ages should visit us at least every six months. Learn more about the need for prevention, then request an appointment in East Windsor today.
The most crucial aspect of preventive care is a biannual checkup and cleaning. During this routine visit, we will remove the plaque and tartar that build up and cause decay and infection. One of our doctors will thoroughly examine your smile and x-rays to look for evidence of tooth decay, infection and anything else that may require attention. If these or other issues are present, we will put together a treatment plan right away. An oral cancer screen is always performed as a standard at every single cleaning appointment.
We may also recommend additional preventive treatments based on our findings. Children and adults who are at a higher risk of decay and infection may need to visit our office more frequently for adequate protection against the most common oral health issues. Your dentist will make a recommendation for appropriate preventive care and help educate you on how to prevent future problems.
Dental sealants have been shown to reduce the rate of decay on children’s molars. They are thin barriers we paint directly onto the surface of the teeth to prevent food particles from becoming trapped and seal out the acids and bacteria that cause cavities. Dental sealants are painlessly applied and provide years of protection against cavities.
For people who grind their teeth at night we can provide customized protection against destructive nighttime teeth grinding, to prevent broken, chipped, or fractured teeth and keep your smile healthy and whole.
If you or a loved one play a contact sport, remember that your teeth need just as much protection as your head. Football, wrestling and rugby require a sportsguard, but even not-so-heavy hitting sports, like basketball, tennis and even gymnastics, can result in dental injuries. A custom-fitted sportsguard provides significant protection for your vulnerable smile, greatly reducing your risk of experiencing broken, chipped, fractured or knocked out teeth.