Preventative dentistry is more simple than you may think. Preventative dentistry helps protect against dental problems that can happen overtime. By maintaining healthy oral hygiene by brushing at least two times a day and flossing once, you are already participating in preventive dentistry. This is only the first step.
The next step is to come in and see Dr. Tina. It is essential to your oral health that you receive professional cleanings and visit the dentist regularly.
Dr. Tina believes a well educated patient, is a healthier patient as they are able to make more informed decisions about their oral health. We work closely with each of our patients to ensure we are providing them with all the necessary knowledge to choose the best treatments for them.
The Dental Examination
We recommend every member of the family see us for a dental exam at least twice a year. At your initial exam we’ll take X-rays to check your gums, teeth, and jaw to make sure everything is healthy. Then we will perform a complete assessment of your teeth, tongue, gums, jaw and neck.
Similar to dental examinations, a dental cleaning is suggested twice a year for all ages. Professional cleanings help further protect you from cavities and other dental issues.
Again, it is always important to brush at least twice a day and floss once. At-home oral hygiene is vital in protecting you from problems in the future and your overall oral health.
Call us today at (732) 499-8220 or email DrTina@drtinapanchal.com to schedule your routine appointment.
How do I know if I have a periodontal disease?
Signs and symptoms of a periodontal disease can often go unnoticed. Routine checkups are essential in diagnosing and treating oral diseases. Some symptoms may include:
Receding: You may notice some of your teeth are longer or larger than usual and some of your gums appear lower than others
Swollen: Some areas of your gums appear bigger or are swollen
Sensitive or tender: Some foods or varying temperatures cause discomfort in areas of your mouth
Red: Gums are unusually red
Bleeding: While brushing or flossing can cause bleeding, it is also a symptom of something more severe
Continuous bad breath, despite brushing, is known as halitosis. It can be a symptom of several oral issues, including periodontal disease.
Changes in Teeth
Routine visits to our office can us help detect and stop your periodontal disease from worsening.