You brush and floss regularly, so why do you need a professional cleaning? The truth is, only a professional dental cleaning can remove both the soft and hard deposits from your teeth, making it an essential component of maintaining your smile's health. Read below to learn more about why dental cleanings need to be an important part of your oral hygiene routine, and call cosmetic dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, New Jersey, to set up an appointment!
Why Are Regular Cleanings Essential?
Brushing after meals and before bed removes the plaque which clings to your teeth. Flossing every day removes the plaque in between your teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. Removing plaque is important because it contains millions of harmful bacteria that can give you gum and periodontal disease, destroying your smile. Though brushing and flossing are indispensable in maintaining proper oral hygiene, they can't completely remove all of the present plaque—checkups are still needed to clean your teeth on an in-depth level and prevent decay.
Plaque isn't the only problem clinging to your teeth. There is another substance, called calculus (i.e. tartar), which adheres to your teeth. Unable to be removed with just brushing and flossing, calculus is a hard deposit that provides a rough surface which bacterial plaque can thrive on. During a professional dental cleaning, your highly skilled dental hygienist will remove the calculus and smooth tooth surfaces using state-of-the-art ultrasonic and handheld tools. On top of these health benefits, your cleaning boasts a cosmetic perk as well; after the calculus and plaque have been removed, your teeth will be polished free of stains, giving you a dazzlingly white smile!
At your professional dental cleaning appointment, you will also learn about the latest techniques, tools, and information to help you keep your smile healthy at home. After all, your daily oral care routine is the most important way to protect your smile from gum and periodontal disease.
To learn more about professional dental cleanings and other preventive dental services, contact Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, New Jersey. They offer a full range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services, so call (732) 548-8600 today!
Why choose one dentist for your entire family? Family dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison explain how you can benefit from the change.
Visiting one dentist is a time saver
Making time for your own dental appointments isn't always easy. When you must chauffeur family members all over the Edison area to their appointments, it may be even more difficult to find enough time. Unfortunately, if you can't leave work early, you and your family members may not visit the dental office as often as you should.
Regular dental visits can help you avoid serious oral health issues. If you do happen to have a small cavity or the early stages of gum disease, prompt treatment will help you avoid serious consequences, such as extensive decay or tooth loss. Dental cleanings, an important service offered during checkups, remove plaque and hard tartar from your teeth, which helps lower your tooth decay and gum disease risk.
Family dentists have extensive experience
Family dentists don't limit themselves to one particular age group, but treat toddlers to senior citizens. Because they treat such a large age range, they're skilled at handling the various dental issues that can occur throughout your life, such as:
Protect your family's dental health with a visit to Drs. Saul and David Frechtman of Frechtman Family Dental of Edison. Call their Edison, NJ, office at (732) 548-8600 to schedule an appointment.
Might this simple preventive dentistry procedure promote better oral health in your little one?
You want to do whatever possible to keep your child’s growing smile healthy. Of course, making sure that they brush and floss regularly and visit our Edison, NJ, family dentists Drs. Saul and David Frechtman every six months are two surefire ways to maintain good oral health. Of course, there are other measures you can take to ensure that cavities don’t happen to your child.
With the increase in sugar and sodas, it’s no wonder that more and more children are presenting with decay. While avoiding these foods and beverages is the best option, we know that children want to partake in some of these treats every once in a while. Unfortunately, back teeth tend to be prone to decay more than other teeth since it’s often more challenging to clean in between all the nooks and crannies of their chewing surfaces. While teaching your child how to properly brush and floss is crucial, this doesn’t mean that they couldn’t also benefit from getting dental sealants.
What are dental sealants?
These tooth-colored plastic coatings are painted over the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth to seal over the crevices where bacteria and food can easily get trapped. By applying these hard, invisible coatings over your child’s teeth, our Edison, NJ, dentists can help prevent cavities in teeth that are more prone to developing decay. Plus, another benefit is that this procedure is completely painless and can even be performed during your child’s next cleaning.
How are sealants placed?
We know that children don’t relish a trip to the dentist, and the idea of needing anesthesia, needles or drills can be downright scary for any child. Fortunately, getting dental sealants is completely painless and non-invasive. No need for needles, dental drills or other intimidating dental tools. The plastic material is painted over the tooth and then quickly hardened in place.
This simple procedure could just end up protecting your child’s molars from cavities. If you are interested in finding out whether your child could benefit from this preventive service then call Frechtman Family Dental in Edison, NJ, today to learn more.