General Dentistry in Mays Landing, NJ
General Dentistry Services for the Family
The best way to care for your teeth is through prevention. That’s why it’s important to practice a consistent oral hygiene routine and schedule biannual general dentistry visits. Dr. Nosti provides the best dental care in New Jersey when it comes to family dentistry services, ensuring the long-term health and protection of your smile.
Our general dentistry procedures include:
Trustworthy & Compassionate Dental Care
The team at John R. Nosti DMD provides dental care tailored to your individual needs. Our Mays Landing and Somer Point, NJ office use the latest in dental technology to save you time and money on treatments. Dr. Nosti’s experienced training in all areas will ensure you achieve the best results possible. Read below to learn more about our general services or check our incredible patient results.
Routine Dental Cleanings
The most important dental procedure for your oral health is routine tooth cleanings. Visiting your dentist at least twice a year can eliminate plaque and prevent gum disease and tooth decay. These appointments also give Dr. Nosti the chance to take scans of your mouth and check for any issues. If our expert team detects any signs of dental complications like cavities or oral cancer, we can immediately address them depending on the severity of your symptoms and current oral health.
Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
Your gums are just as important to your oral health as your teeth. That’s why periodontal disease poses a serious risk to your smile unless treated. An infection in your gums is caused when there’s a build-up of bacteria and teeth around your oral cavity. Gum disease can lead to swollen tissue, receding a gum line, and eventual tooth loss. Signs may also include:
- Swelling of the gums
- Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
- Bleeding gums when brushing
- Pain when chewing food
- Teeth shifting
Contact our Mays Landing or Somer Point, NJ office at (609) 625-3499 if you experience any of these chronic symptoms. Dr. Nosti can perform a variety of periodontal treatments, depending on the extent of your gum disease.
Metal-Free Tooth Fillings
Composite fillings have become the standard for dental practices, including the offices of Dr. John Nosti. Not only are composite fillings made to blend with the natural shade of your smile, but they also come with the added benefit of being completely metal-free. This means that you won’t have to worry about whether your fillings contain any toxic or harmful substances.
At both our Mays Landing and Somer Point, NJ practice, our dentist, Dr. Nosti only uses tooth-colored materials for fillings that don’t contain any metals. Some of the advantages that come with using composite resin include:
- Completely safe and allergy-free
- No risk of them expanding or contracting
- Protect your tooth enamel from further damage
- Created to match your tooth’s natural shade
Eating Disorder Treatment
Dr. Nosti and our experienced team understand the emotional and physical toll of an eating disorder. For some patients, the side effects may damage their teeth or gums. For example, not getting the proper nutrition can cause bleeding gums and dry mouth. Frequent vomiting can also cause tooth erosion from strong stomach acids coming into contact with the enamel.
Fortunately, a treatment plan of meticulous oral hygiene care, dental services, and regular examinations can restore your smile. Dr. Nosti will respect your right to patient confidentiality while undergoing eating disorder treatment to help you feel safe.
‘‘Working with an incredibly talented dentist like Dr. Nosti, I always know our patients are going to love their smiles.
- Francis William Short, DMD
‘‘Dr. Nosti has literally transformed my life. I smile with confidence and make every effort to show my teeth as much as possible.
- Dave B., Actual Patient
‘‘Dr. Nosti was very responsive to my personal dental situation, explained my treatment plan in detail, and listened to all of my concerns.
- George B., Actual Patient
Why do my gums bleed while I brush my teeth?
Bleeding gums are a common sign of gum disease, and won’t go away without professional dental care. Gums bleed due to a build-up of plaque and inadequate brushing, which can lead to periodontal disease if not treated. With periodontal disease, the gums become red and swollen with infection, causing permanent damage to the rest of your smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nosti today if you suspect you may have gum disease.
How much toothpaste do I need to put on my toothbrush?
It only takes a dab of fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth. Some advertisements have misled patients into thinking they must use a long ribbon of toothpaste that covers the entire toothbrush to remove bacteria. However, toothpaste has abrasive ingredients in it, and using too much can actually damage your enamel while also causing tooth sensitivity.
What causes my teeth to become sensitive or painful?
Tooth sensitivity is caused when the dentin — layer beneath your enamel — or tooth roots have become exposed. There are many factors that cause tooth sensitivity, such as:
- Tooth root exposure caused by receding gums
- Teeth have become injured due to clenching or grinding
- Your teeth are chipped or have fractures in the enamel
Are dental X-rays safe for my teeth?
Recent advancements in dental technology mean that you’re exposed to 80 percent less radiation compared to traditional X-rays. Our technology allows us to take scans of your teeth while being quick and extremely accurate. Dr. Nosti and our team follow the guidelines set out by the ADA (American Dental Association) and only take X-rays when they’re needed.
The key to a beautiful, long-lasting smile is making sure it gets the professional dental care needed to prevent certain oral health issues like gum disease. That’s why Dr. John Nosti and our team of professionals are here to provide you with the general services you need. Whether you’re looking for a dentist for routine checkups or who can assist with more involved needs, look no further.
Contact our Mays Landing, NJ office by calling (609) 625-3499 or filling out the online contact form below. Dr. Nosti and our team proudly serve patients who live in the nearby Mays Landing areas including Somers Point, Jersey City, and Hamilton Township. We look forward to giving you a smile that you can be confident in!