When it comes to dental health, our doctors like to say that defense is the best offense. Timely checkups can help prevent issues like:
- Tooth decay
- Discolored enamel
- Oral cancer
Diagnosing these problems early means you can start treating them before they get out of control. For this reason, our doctors recommend you come in for a check-up and cleaning every six to 12 months. Here are the specific services that our clinic offers as part of our complete dental check-ups.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
In our clinic, teeth cleanings are a routine part of every check-up, so when you come in for your scheduled appointment, you will receive a professional cleaning, removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. This will help prevent tooth decay, tooth discoloration and bad breath.
Old-fashioned X-rays use radio waves. Over time and in large amounts, these have can have harmful effects. In our clinic, we give you the opportunity to take digital X-rays which are safer, faster and more accurate than regular ones. If you need frequent scans, i.e. if you’re wearing braces, or if you have a child whose body is particularly sensitive, you may want to opt for this option instead of traditional X-rays.
Oral Cancer Screenings
As many as 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Those diagnosed early will live and enjoy a high quality of life, but early diagnosis is imperative.
At our clinic, every dentist is fully qualified to screen you for oral cancer and other diseases and disorders. This means that a routine check-up with us can help guarantee that your soft tissues are healthy.
Remember that you can combine any procedures you need with a check-up. In addition to getting screened for oral cancer and having your teeth screened professionally, at our clinic, you can get the following procedures after your screening:
- Dental fillings
- Inlays and onlays
- Teeth whitening
- Periodontal services
The only thing our team doesn’t recommend combining with a check-up is any procedure that requires deep sedation; these procedures need to be planned and scheduled separately.
To find out more and/or schedule an appointment at a convenient time, call us at (732) 290-1660. Our staff is always ready and willing to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family!