Preventive Dentistry – Ramsey, NJ
Quality Dental Care for a Healthier Smile
While there are ways to treat tooth decay and gum disease, it’s better for the well-being of your smile if you can prevent these dental issues from occurring at all. By scheduling a dental checkup and teeth cleaning with Dr. Vahid at AV Dental Associates of Ramsey every six months, you can protect your grin from cavities and infection. How long has it been since your last dental visit? Reach out to us today if your smile is due for an appointment for preventive dentistry in Ramsey, NJ.
Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Ramsey for Preventive Dentistry?
- Wide Range of Dental Services in One Location
- Small, Personable, Comfortable Dental Office
- Dental Team That Spends a Lot of Time with Patients
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
During a routine dental checkup, our team will take a close look at your teeth and gums as well as other dental structures. We may also take X-rays once a year. If we find signs of developing oral health issues, we may schedule follow-up appointments and recommend additional treatments. We can also perform a comprehensive teeth cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar that have accumulated in the mouth. Plaque and tartar often build up in the nooks and crannies that you have been unable to reach with your toothbrush.
Gum Disease Treatment
Do you have swollen or bleeding gums? It may mean that you’ve developed gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Ignoring gingivitis for too long can eventually lead to periodontitis, which in turn can cause you to lose your permanent teeth. To protect your smile, we offer scaling and root planing as a way to treat gum disease. The plaque and tartar contributing to your condition will be removed from around and beneath your gumline, and the roots of the teeth will be smoothed out to help the gums heal and reattach themselves.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Even if you don’t smoke, you could be at risk for oral cancer. While this disease can be very deadly if left untreated, your odds of survival will improve significantly if the condition is caught while it’s still localized. An oral cancer screening is a normal part of a regular dental checkup; while we’re looking for cavities, we’ll also keep an eye out for discolored patches, unusual lumps, and other symptoms that might call for a biopsy.
Fluoride can help strengthen your enamel, giving it additional protection from cavity-causing bacteria. Most people get sufficient fluoride exposure from public drinking water and their oral hygiene products. But if that’s not enough, we can perform a professional fluoride treatment as part of your biannual dental visits. We simply apply a concentrated fluoride gel to your teeth so that your enamel can absorb it, letting you enjoy a more well-protected smile.
Nightguards for Bruxism
The term “bruxism” refers to unconscious clenching and grinding of the teeth. This normally happens while you’re asleep, meaning you have little control over it. But if you wear one of our personalized nightguards, you can keep your smile safe. A nightguard resembles a mouthguard that you might wear while playing sports, but its main purpose is to stop the upper and lower rows of teeth from making direct contact with each other during the night.