Dr. G and our team at NU Dental of Barnegat are focused on diagnosing and treating small oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease, before they ever have a chance to become more serious. This way, your smile stays healthy, intact, and happy. We’re able to do this by seeing you for regular checkups and cleanings and identifying any problem-areas of your mouth early on to establish protective measures. If it has been longer than six months since you last visited a dentist near you, call us and schedule an appointment today for preventive dentistry in Barnegat, NJ!
Dentists along with the American Dental Association recommend having a checkup and cleaning done every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During these visits, we’ll take X-rays of your mouth and conduct a thorough examination to make sure that you don’t have any lingering problems that need to be treated. We’ll finish your visit off with a professional cleaning and polishing, where we’ll remove all plaque and tartar from your smile to keep it healthy until the next time you see us.
If you have an infant, child, or teen, keeping up with their developing smile is a crucial step towards establishing a lifetime of good oral health. We’re happy to offer several kid-friendly treatments to help ward-off the threat of cavities and provide children with the knowledge and techniques they need to brush and floss effectively at home. If you’re curious about their dental development, concerned about a symptom they’ve been experiencing, or simply need to bring them in for a checkup and cleaning, call us today!
Fluoride is a naturally-produced mineral found in rocks, air, and even fresh fruits and vegetables. Our bodies use it to strengthen our enamel, which is the strongest, outermost layer of our teeth that protects the more sensitive layers from the threat of decay and discomfort. That’s why it’s also added to oral hygiene products and local water sources. If you aren’t receiving enough of the mineral, it could increase your risk of developing cavities. In these cases, we may suggest fluoride treatments. They’re fast, painless, and can quickly be completed at the end of each of your checkups and cleanings.
Oral cancer can be a deadly disease if it’s left to spread to other areas of the body and progress. That’s why, here at NU Dental of Barnegat, we aim to keep our patients healthy and ensure they get the treatment they need by conducting routine oral cancer screenings at each checkup and cleaning. We’ll examine your mouth for red and white rough patches as well as palpitate and check your lips and throat in search of any signs of the disease. If we find anything out-of-the-ordinary, we’ll refer you for additional testing.
If you regularly grind your teeth at night as you sleep or you’re experiencing chronic jaw pain due to a condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, you can benefit from one of our custom-crafted nightguards. These are made from a durable acrylic material that cushions your teeth and jaw joints from the constant force of grinding and clenching, helping you avoid a visit to your emergency dentist.