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Preventative Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown East, New York, NY and Bergen County, New Milford, NJ

Preventative Dentistry

Scheduling preventive dentistry visits every six months is the best way to maintain a healthy mouth and a great-looking smile. At NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness, experienced dentist Allison T. Moses, DDS, and her team offer personalized, preventive dentistry services to adults and children. They provide complete oral health exams, dental sealants, and oral cancer screenings in a comfortable, caring environment. Call the office in Midtown Manhattan, New York, or New Milford, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment today, or book a preventive dentistry consultation online.

Preventative Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on protecting your teeth from decay and your gums from disease.

The preventive dentistry services at NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness preserve your oral health so that you have a great smile and keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.

Which preventive dentistry services are available?

NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness offers holistic preventive dentistry services for children and adults. The team takes an integrative, caring approach to care, providing:

  • Oral health exams
  • Routine dental cleanings
  • Dental sealants
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • TMJ/TMD evaluations
  • Sleep apnea assessments

The team also offers custom-fit night guards to protect your teeth from the damage done by teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching.

You should schedule a comprehensive preventive exam at NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness once every six months, even if you’re not experiencing pain or other dental problems. These exams allow the team to identify potential oral health problems in their earliest stages when treatment is typically most effective.

What happens during a preventive dentistry visit?

During your routine preventive dentistry visit, the NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness team discusses the problems with your teeth, jaw, or gums. They review your diet and oral hygiene routine and answer questions you have about your oral health.

The team completes an oral health exam, checking your teeth, gums, and tongue for signs of disease. They also check the skin inside your mouth for lesions, bumps, and other symptoms of oral cancer. After your exam, the hygienists thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar.

Adults and children can also receive dental sealants that provide extra protection from decay. A sealant is a liquid plastic compound the team applies to your rear molars. The team uses an ultraviolet (UV) light to harden the sealant. The compound creates a barrier between your enamel and acids, bacteria, and food particles to lower your risk of cavities.

If the team discovers cavities or other oral health problems, they discuss your treatment choices. They can create a mold of your teeth to customize a night guard that you wear during sleep to prevent damage from teeth grinding. Other oral appliances hold your jaw forward to treat sleep apnea.

Call the NYC Dental Wellness and Bergen Dental Wellness office nearest you today to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment or book a consultation online.

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