Preventive Dentist in Edison, NJ
Patients of all ages can benefit from preventive dentistry. That's because from the moment we get our first tooth, we’re all vulnerable to common oral health conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. Through preventive dentistry, doctors like Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld can provide effective protection against both.
One way that's done is through a routine oral exam and cleanings. During an oral exam, your doctor will look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and other common conditions, like teeth grinding and oral cancer. Twice yearly exams like these can help us watch for changes in your teeth and gums. Through our supplemental services we can give your smile extra protection.
Preventive Dentistry Services We Offer
In the case of dental sealants and fluoride treatments, Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld's goal is to increase your smile's resistance to decay. Dental sealants work by acting as a physical barrier between teeth and harmful bacteria, while fluoride supplements attract important minerals needed to keep teeth strong. We can even reverse some cases of decay through topical remineralization, instead of resorting to fillings. Topical remineralization not only saves time, it saves money and it saves your smile.
To monitor our Edison patients for signs of gum disease, Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld utilize microscopic monitoring. With this modern tool, we can diagnose gum disease before any symptoms have appeared. Why is treating gum disease early important? It's been estimated that as many as 80% of adults have some form of it, and gum disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. All of these facts make early, non-surgical treatment very important.
In addition to all these great preventive dentistry services, our Edison patients can also trust us to provide custom-made athletic mouthguards to protect their teeth. All athletes can benefit from wearing a mouthguard, not just those who play football or hockey. If you're an athlete, give your smile the protection it may have been missing.