Undergoing routine preventive care is one of the easiest ways to reduce your risk of oral health problems, such as cavities and gum disease. At J Park Dental in Fort Lee, New Jersey, family dentist Jihye Park, DDS, and her team offer preventive care to people of all ages, including oral exams, digital X-rays, and teeth cleaning. Call the office or book online to schedule preventive care for yourself or your child.
Preventive care uses regular checkups and screenings to keep your teeth, gums, and smile healthy. By visiting Dr. Park for preventive care every six months, you can significantly reduce your risk of oral health problems and preserve your permanent teeth.
Enrolling in preventive care is crucial, even if you aren’t experiencing any obvious symptoms. Gum disease and tooth decay develop slowly, so you might be at risk and not know it.
At J Park Dental, Dr. Park offers various types of preventive care, including:
During an exam, Dr. Park checks the health of your teeth, gums, tongue, and lips. She looks for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential problems. Dr. Park also uses gloved hands to feel abnormalities, such as oral growths or abscesses.
Digital X-rays use small amounts of ionizing radiation and digital sensors to capture photos of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth). X-rays help Dr. Park diagnose problems invisible to the eye, such as bone loss and deep decay.
Preventive teeth cleaning
During preventive teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist uses handheld tools to remove plaque from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums. It’s important to schedule teeth cleaning twice a year, even if you regularly brush and floss. Doing so significantly reduces your risk of tooth loss and gum recession.
Many children have difficulty keeping the teeth at the back of their mouths clean. If you’re concerned about your child getting cavities, Dr. Park might recommend dental sealants. Sealants are thin coatings that cover your child’s tooth enamel, reducing the risk of decay.
Brushing and flossing
Dr. Park and her team emphasize the importance of practicing good oral hygiene at home. They can teach you and your family how to brush and floss properly. Dr. Park can even make dietary recommendations to help strengthen your teeth and prevent decay.
Dr. Park recommends scheduling preventive care appointments at least twice a year. Preferably, once every six months. Undergoing routine oral exams can alert you to underlying problems before they present obvious symptoms.
To schedule preventive care today, call J Park Dental or click the online booking feature.