Diamond Spring Dental Associates
16 Pocono Road, Suite 116, Denville, NJ 07834
Has it been too long since your last dental exam? The American Dental Association recommends that individuals should see a dentist twice a year for a routine exam and a dental cleaning.
Our dentists offer comprehensive exams, which include inspecting your teeth for the following:
We would prefer to treat any of these issues early, when treatment is the easy and highly successful. Remember, preventative care is the easiest and most affordable way of keeping your smile bright and healthy. If you would like to visit a dentist that cares about your oral health, call our office to schedule your dental exam in Denville.
Our hygienist will scrape away any plaque and tartar from your teeth, and then brush them with a motorized toothbrush. You’ll also have a professional flossing. The hygienist will buff your teeth and fillings because plaque has a difficult time adhering to smooth teeth. Your teeth will feel sparkling clean afterwards. Generally, the hygienist does this before your dental exam, since you should have a dental cleaning every six months, the same frequency that you should have a dental exam. Scheduling both together is often easier for our patients.
If you have gingivitis, with red, swollen gums that may bleed when you brush them, visit a dentist right away. A professional teeth cleaning can usually stop gingivitis, as long as you continue with regular brushing and flossing. Left untreated, gingivitis may turn into periodontal (gum) disease and gum disease treatment is more aggressive than the treatment for gingivitis, since periodontal disease leads to tooth loss in its advanced stages. Be proactive, call our office to schedule an exam and cleaning if you believe you have gingivitis, it can prevent future tooth loss.
Bacteria typically cause bad breath, even if you brush your teeth often. You may need a dental cleaning or our dentist can show you how to scrape the bacteria off your tongue. Gum disease and decay could also contribute to chronic bad breath (halitosis). If you have persistent bad breath, call our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Oral cancer screenings are vital. We screen all of our patients over age 18 once a year because early detection saves lives. Oral cancer is more common than Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers that we often hear about. During your exam, speak to our dentist about how you can lower your risk of developing oral cancer by quitting tobacco use. Our dentist can also show you how to do a self-examination once a month.
If you need a dental exam in Denville, contact our office and we will schedule a convenient appointment for you. We enjoy welcoming new patients.
Call our office at (973) 810-5905