COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Are You in Need of a Dental Exam, Oral Health Treatment, Gum Disease Treatment, or Teeth Cleaning?
Do you need to have a dental exam in Cedarbrook? If so, you have come to the right place. We are a trusted provider of dental care in our area. Our practice is comprised of a team who will do everything it takes to protect your dental health and to keep your smile looking happy and healthy. The high quality of care that you will receive from our dentists will ensure that you look your best, as well as eat and speak with confidence. Our extensive offering of services ensures that you will receive the dental treatment you need. Some of the treatments we offer include comprehensive dental exams, dental cleanings, oral cancer screenings, gum disease treatments and much more. No matter what the current status of your oral health is, our dentists will do everything that they can to make sure that you feel comfortable while we provide you with the dental services that you need. At your first dental exam with our practice, our dentist will examine your mouth, teeth and gums. Some of the things that your dentist will be looking for include the following:
- Oral cancer
- Tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease, called periodontal disease
- Teeth grinding
- Loss of bone
Once any issues have been detected, your dentist will lay out a treatment plan that will ensure that your mouth, teeth, and gums are restored back to good health. Many of our patients are so satisfied with the high quality of care that they receive from us that they have established long-term dental care relationships with our dentists. If you would like to be one of our many satisfied patients, pick up the phone and set up your initial consultation.
Where Can I Have My Teeth and Gums Cleaned and Treated?
Many of our patients come to our practice in order to receive regular professional dental cleanings. This is because plaque and calculus often build up in places that are difficult to reach during your daily brushing and flossing routine. A professional dental cleaning will remove these problematic substances so that your teeth and gums remain clean and healthy. Plaque is a sticky substance comprised of bacteria that forms as a film over the teeth when a person eats or drinks. It will eventually harden into a thick substance called calculus. The bacteria will then eat away at the tooth’s enamel, leading to dental decay. Thorough professional cleanings will prevent this from happening.
In addition to causing problems with your teeth, the bacteria existing in plaque and calculus can also affect your gums. The bacteria will work to attack your gums, leading to gingivitis. Gingivitis is gum disease in its early stages. Most patients who have gingivitis experience red, swollen, or sensitive gums that bleed during the brushing and flossing process. Failing to treat gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an advanced form of gum disease that can lead to you losing your teeth and cause damage to your jawbone. Once gingivitis has advanced to this stage, it is essential that you receive periodontal treatment from one of our dentists. Failure to treat gum disease can have a serious impact on your overall physical health.
How Is Halitosis Treated?
Are you experiencing chronic bad breath that seems to have come out of nowhere? If so, you are one of more than 25 percent of Americans who have experienced this embarrassing issue that is medically called halitosis. Issues with bad breath are typically the result of something that you ate, a lack of consistent oral hygiene, or advanced dental decay. If this is a problem that has you feeling less confident in yourself, our dentists are here to help. We will prescribe you with a treatment plan that includes professional cleanings, at-home dental hygiene recommendations, and specialized treatments. All of these things will help you to beat your chronic bad breath once and for all.
When Should I Receive an Oral Cancer Screening?
Our dentists recommend that any patient over the age of 18 receive oral cancer screenings during their dental exam. This is because oral cancer is a potentially fatal disease that is often not caught until it has progressed to other areas of the body. Receiving annual screenings will help to catch the disease in its earliest stages so that the odds of successfully treating it are greater.
If you are in need of any sort of dental treatment, it is important that you not ignore it. Contact our practice to schedule your first dental exam in Cedarbrook. Our friendly and compassionate team of dentists is ready to help.