202 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ

Prevention: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

 

Dental disease is  mostly preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from gum disease can even spread to other parts of the body.

You can prevent gum disease by removing plaque. Thoroughly brush and floss your teeth each day. Carefully check your mouth for early signs of disease such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums.

The Role of the Dental Hygienist

By providing essential preventive dental care, dental hygienists make it possible for dentists to focus on other complex and specialized dental procedures.  Dental hygienists play a vital collaborative and auxiliary role in dentistry to ensure the highest and most comprehensive and efficient level of oral health care for all patients.

 

Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals specializing in prevention and treatment of oral diseases, as well as protection of patients’ total health. Whether by administering a prophylaxis (tooth cleaning) or taking X-rays, dental hygienists are often the first members of the dental team to treat patients.

Our staff hygienist has over 25 years of experience is preventive dental care, specializing in patients with periodontal (gum) disease.

Oral Cancer Screening

 

Seventy-five percent of all head and neck cancers begin in the oral cavity.Factors that can increase the risk of oral cancer include:

  • Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis

Each time you are examined in our office, both the hygienist and the dentist will carefully check your mouth for any signs of oral cancer.

Individual Care

Our preventive measures ensure the continued good health of your gums and teeth. We’ll also take special care of existing dental work and any implants or prostheses you may have. In the process, we develop customized preventive concepts for both children and adults.

You can also make an appointment by calling – 973.762.1881 or fill online form.

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We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve!

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