Preventive Dentistry – Spring Lake, NJ
Making Sure Your Smile Stays Healthy and Bright
Would you like to keep your smile for your entire life? The best way to ensure that teeth will stay with you is to brush, floss, and attend regular dentistry appointments. These visits help protect your dental well-being, because a trained dentist often heads off problems that untrained eyes don’t take note of. If you would like to improve the quality of your dental care with routine preventive dentistry in Spring Lake, NJ, please contact Dooley Dental today.
Why Choose Dooley Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- A Kind, Compassionate Staff
- Whole-Person Dental Care
- Advanced Dental Equipment
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that our patients visit us twice a year for routine exams and cleanings. With these visits, we protect teeth from the harm caused by bacteria and plaque accumulation. We also recommend additional treatment, if necessary. Our mission, as a dental office dedicated to quality preventive care, is to help our patients diagnose and treat any and all dental problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Nightguards for Bruxism
A nightguard is a special oral appliance designed to help our Belmar patients who struggle with a teeth grinding condition known as bruxism. Symptoms of bruxism include frequent headaches or migraines, or pain in the neck, back, or shoulders. A custom-made nightguard helps ease the symptoms of bruxism, in addition to offering special protection for teeth. Our Wall Township dentist also offers custom-made sportsguards, another type of orthotic appliance, which helps active Manasquan patients protect their teeth while engaged in athletic activities that put their smile at risk.
How much fluoride to you get on a regular basis? You should normally be exposed to this mineral via your toothpaste or tap water, and that helps your teeth resist decay much better. Children who have a hard time brushing and flossing or adults who have a high risk of tooth decay may need a fluoride supplement, which we are happy to provide. During a fluoride treatment, a special fluoride varnish is painted directly onto the teeth, where it can be absorbed by the enamel.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Over 25% of oral cancer patients don’t use tobacco or engage in other “high-risk” behaviors. In other words, almost anyone can get oral cancer. This disease kills one person every hour on average, but researchers have found that the odds of survival rise dramatically when a diagnosis is made during the early stages. We’ve made oral cancer screenings a normal part of dental checkups in order to check for discolored spots, lumps, and other worrisome signs.