Preventive Dentistry in Mountainside
Did you know that having a healthy, beautiful, and problem-free smile is a lot easier than you might think?
When you brush twice daily, floss once, and visit Mountainside Family Dental consistently every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups, you can avoid some costly and uncomfortable dental problems and enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.
Preventive dental appointments also protect your budget because we can detect problems early on before becoming more significant and costlier to deal with. Better yet, dental insurance covers most, if not all, of the cost of preventive teeth cleanings and examinations, which means little to no out-of-pocket expense for you.
If you don't have dental insurance, we offer an in-house membership plan covering your bi-annual teeth cleanings, examinations, and x-rays with a low yearly membership fee.
The Connection Between Your Dental Health and Your Overall Health
Many patients aren’t aware of the connections that science has shown us between gum disease and many other non-dental health concerns like:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Complications During Pregnancy
Did you know that over half of American adults have gum disease in some form? Because your dental health is closely related to your overall health, we spend time educating our patients about how they can improve their well-being with excellent oral care.
What Happens During Preventive Appointments?
When you visit your Mountainside dentist for preventive teeth cleanings and examinations, we will screen you for gum disease and tooth decay during each examination. During your teeth cleaning, we’ll also remove the excess plaque buildup from your teeth that you might’ve missed at home.
X-rays and technology such as our DEXIS CariVu help us detect tooth decay problems as early as possible. DEXIS CariVu uses transillumination imaging to spot tooth decay in its earliest stages, and we can even show you what that looks like on the monitors in our treatment rooms.
Early detection of problems like tooth decay and gum disease allows you to treat problems right away so you can choose more affordable procedures. We also ensure that any dental work you currently have, like fillings and crowns, is functioning properly and in good condition. Replacing an old filling or crown breaking down can also save you money in the long term.
Preventive visits are also a great time to discuss your smile goals with your dentist and learn helpful tips for making the most of your brushing and flossing routine at home.
Contact Our Mountainside, NJ Dentist Office Today!
At Mountainside Family Dental, we look forward to building a relationship with you so we can help you reach your long-term dental goals and maintain a healthy smile.