Preventive dentistry means so much more than routine cleanings at Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Tooth decay is common in patients of all ages, with over ninety percent of adults having at least one cavity. For this reason, it is important to keep up with your oral health. We are proud to offer thorough examinations, deep cleanings, and oral cancer screenings.
At Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our comprehensive exams include a visual examination, digital x-rays, and oral cancer screenings. For first time patients, we will be establishing a baseline to begin monitoring oral health. Gum health and bone health are checked at each dental exam. Identifying problems is the first step towards properly healing gums and teeth and coming up with the right treatment plan.
As part of our routine check-ups, Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry includes oral cancer screenings. Because oral cancer can affect any patients, we include screenings as part of every exam. Screenings are a preventive measure where our expert dental team can check for signs of precancerous abnormalities.
Professional fluoride treatments done by our Fanwood, NJ dental team can combat tooth decay in ways that less powerful treatments like using fluoride toothpaste at home cannot. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that strengthens tooth enamel to help stop decay from forming. It is a safe and effective preventive treatment.
Good oral health starts at home. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. Certain lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking dark and caffeinated beverages, and consuming a non-balanced diet could worsen your oral health and should be avoided. Maintaining good oral hygiene should not end at home. Without seeing Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for preventive care, patients may be missing hard to reach areas that easily develop plaque and tartar, causing decay and damage. For back teeth, we often recommend dental sealants to stop cavities from forming in vulnerable back teeth.
At Fanwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Fanwood, NJ, we take your oral health seriously, and we want your smile to last a lifetime. To schedule an appointment, call our office today.