At A Healthy Smile Dentistry, we understand the importance of preventive dentistry and how it’s essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. The health of your teeth and gums can impact your entire body. When it comes to preventing dental problems from occurring, you can turn to your general dentist in Florham Park. In addition to educating our patients about their dental health, we provide a variety of general dentistry treatments in our office. Preventive dentistry is always evolving but you can count on our team to always provide you with quality dental care. See our full range of general and preventive dentistry services we have available to you in our dental office.
During your routinely visit with us, our first course of action will be your dental exam. We conduct dental exams to identify potential dental problems in your mouth that you may not know existed. In its early stages, tooth decay is not usually visible to most naked eyes. This means a small cavity can quickly grow into a major problem if it weren’t for dental exams. To detect problems like early signs of decay or cavities, we take dental x-rays. This gives us an inside look of what’s occurring in your mouth that we can’t see. Once we detect any problems, we can give them the necessary treatment to prevent them from growing worse.
Not only do we search for dental decay during your dental exams, but we look for other problems like chips or cracks in your teeth, bad fillings, gum disease, signs of oral cancer and signs of bruxism. If you have any pain or concerns, you can bring them up with Dr. Gohard during your dental exam. Routine dental exams can help prevent serious problems from occurring and allow you to receive early and minimally invasive dental care.
One of the most components of your dental exam is the dental x-ray portion. At A Healthy Smile Dentistry, we take digital x-rays of our patient’s teeth to diagnose problems and to plan more effective treatments. A digital x-ray gives us a full picture of what’s going on in your teeth so that we can act sooner to treat your teeth. Getting dental x-rays taken in today’s day and age is fast and completely comfortable while also exposing you to less radiation than before. See the difference of digital x-rays at your next appointment.
Also included in your routine visit with us, dental cleanings are crucial for fighting off harmful plaque and tartar. They begin with Dr. Gohard using a dental instrument to scrape away stuck on plaque and tartar from your teeth and under your gum lines. Next, our dental hygienist will polish your teeth to remove surface stains and any remaining plaque from your teeth. Our hygienist will floss your teeth and give you some mouthwash to rinse your mouth with. If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, we may recommend that you receive a deep cleaning or root scaling and planing to better protect you from gum disease and decay. We recommend that our patients visit us every 6 months for best results.
During your visit with us at A Healthy Smile Dentistry, our team will provide you with the education you need about oral health you need to maintain a healthy smile at home. This begins with brushing and flossing regularly at home. If we notice a lot of extra plaque in one area of your mouth, we will show you how to brush correctly and notify you of the spot you’re missing. You should be brushing at least twice a day, in the morning and at night to maintain a healthy smile. In addition, flossing once per day is necessary for preventing gum disease and cavities. If you need help picking out the best toothbrush whether manual or electric or picking floss you feel comfortable using, ask our dental hygienist for help. Implementing proper dental hygiene care in your daily life can help you preserve your smile for years to come.
Our Florham Park dentist office prides itself on only offering metal-free dental restorations. Among these restorations includes fillings. As an alternative to metal fillings, we offer composite fillings. Composite fillings not only look natural, but they are stronger and don’t contain any potentially harmful mercury like amalgam fillings. Whether you need a cavity filled or would like to replace your metal fillings, our dentist is happy to provide you with composite fillings to restore your teeth.
Although many people fear the thought of a root canal, you have nothing to worry about at A Healthy Smile Dentistry. Root canals are not a painful procedure; your tooth, however, might be in a great deal of pain prior to your procedure because your tooth is infected. Root canal therapy is the best way to treat this pain and prevent your tooth from needing an extraction. Ask Dr. Gohard if a root canal is the best treatment option for your tooth.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that looks after your gum health. During your dental exams, Dr. Gohard will examine your gum health and determine whether or not periodontics is necessary for you. If you show any signs of gum disease, you will require a periodontics treatment to restore your mouth back to health. Gum disease is common in most adults over the age of 45. Gum disease can be avoided with proper oral health care.
Schedule an Appointment With Your General Dentist in Florham Park Today
If you’re ready to schedule your next dental exam or want to take advantage of our full range of general or preventive dentistry treatments in Florham Park, book an appointment with our dentist by giving us a call at 973-377-2222 today or fill out our online form. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile.