Your oral health directly affects your overall health, and that is why the Hoboken dentists at Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates emphasize preventive dental care as a key aspect of our general dentistry practice.
Through our pediatric dentistry and family dentistry practices, our knowledgeable and compassionate team of Hoboken dentists is dedicated to helping you and your family members develop good dental habits that will keep your smiles healthy and beautiful for life. We believe in detecting and treating dental problems early, before they become costly and painful. Please call 201-792-9400 today to schedule an appointment at our Hoboken dental office.
Daily Dental Care
A good daily dental care regimen includes brushing your teeth at least twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. Brushing should be followed at least once daily with flossing to remove food particles that can become trapped in places difficult to reach with brushing alone.
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Dental Exams and Professional Teeth Cleaning
Your regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning sessions are also vital aspects of preventive dentistry.
Receiving a dental exam once every six months allows your experienced Hoboken dentist to assess your oral health, recommend early treatment for potential problems, and provide you with a thorough teeth cleaning. Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar that continue to accumulate even with daily brushing and flossing.
How Can Dental Problems Be Avoided?
Believe it or not, the most common dental problems that people experience can actually be avoided with proper at-home and professional oral care. Today’s top dental problems include toothaches, stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and cavities. While at-home care, such as brushing and flossing daily, can help prevent these conditions from becoming too painful, seeking preventive dental treatment from a professional dentist will optimize your chances of never running into dental complications again.
What Is a Preventive Filling?
A preventive filling is what dentists use in teeth where cavities are about to form but have not yet fully formed. As a combination of a dental filling and a dental sealant, preventive fillings help stop the formation of a cavity in the tooth. By doing so, toothaches and tooth decay can be avoided. This procedure can be done on both children and adults to prevent cavities.
Why Is Preventive Dentistry So Important?
Not only does preventive dentistry minimize the pain and effects of dental problems such as cavities, toothaches, and tooth decay, but it can also lower your risk for more chronic dental conditions such as gum disease. Preventive dentistry focuses on implementing high-quality oral hygiene that will stop the formation of dental problems before they can get even more serious. If detected early, preventive dentistry can help lower the risk of periodontitis and oral cancer. By identifying warning signs that manifest in the teeth and the mouth, your dentist will be able to prevent the worsening of these conditions and the pain and discomfort that may come with them.
If you live in the Hoboken, Jersey City or Hudson County areas and would like to schedule your regular dental exam and teeth cleaning, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400.