Dental Cleanings in Mays Landing, NJ
Dental Cleanings & Exams
General & Family Dentistry Services
Having a healthy smile starts with consistent brushing and flossing. However, routine dental cleanings and exams are the cornerstones to maintaining the health of your teeth. Our Mays Landing, NJ dentists, Dr. John Nosti and Dr. Khurrum Sheikh, provide professional cleanings to help remove harmful bacteria while ensuring your smile continues to last for multiple years to come in the future. Read our comprehensive guide to learn more about the importance of cleanings and the care our dedicated team provides.
What to Expect During Your Cleaning
It’s essential to visit your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and exams. Services like these play a crucial role in preventing complications with your smile. When visiting Dr. Nosti and our team, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth to reduce the risk of serious issues like gum disease. Dr. Nosti can develop a treatment plan to help get your oral health back on track.
How Preventative Care Helps Your Smile
- Identify Issues Early: Any signs of underlying issues stick out to your dentist and can be addressed with early intervention.
- Reverse Early Stage Gum Disease: A professional cleaning and exam by a dentist can reverse early stages of gum disease like gingivitis.
- Thoroughly Clean Your Teeth: Our dentists can clean the areas of your smile that are usually hard to reach with regular brushing and flossing.
We’ll take dental X-rays of your mouth to inspect your teeth and facial structures in greater detail and detect dental issues. Catching issues early, such as gum disease, allows your dentist to start treatment to avoid complications that may require more invasive procedures. Using dental X-rays also minimizes the amount of radiation exposed to patients.
Oral Cancer Exam
An oral cancer screening is an essential part of your dental checkup. That’s because early intervention significantly increases your chances of beating oral cancer, so thorough screenings are part of our routine dental visits. In addition, by monitoring your smile’s health for any signs or symptoms, we can greatly reduce the risk of oral cancer going undetected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are routine cleanings and dental exams painful?
Not at all! Dentists have extensive knowledge and experience in providing gentle, painless dental cleanings and exams. Your dentist can even apply a local anesthetic to ensure you stay comfortable throughout your visit. If you experience discomfort, this may indicate an underlying condition like gum disease or oral cancer that may require immediate treatment.
At what age should my child undergo a dental cleaning?
Children should begin seeing their dentist regularly as soon as their first baby tooth begins to come in. They can develop plaque and tartar at any age. That’s why it’s important to have them visit the dentist as soon as possible so that they can develop these healthy habits early.
How important are cleanings and exams for my teeth?
Having your teeth cleaned and examined by a qualified dentist is essential. It will help fight against lingering bacteria and remove harmful plaque and tartar that routine brushing just can’t clean. Your dentist can also check for signs of any oral health complications that may threaten your smile’s health including tooth decay and cavities.
Will insurance pay for my dental cleaning?
Most dental insurance companies can cover the cost of cleanings and exams. However, this depends specifically on your plan and provider. Be sure to contact your insurance to understand your benefits. Your dentist may also offer financing options to help pay any out-of-pocket expenses for your dental care that your policy may not be able to cover.
Prevention Is Key for Your Smile
Don’t wait until you have a serious dental problem before you receive dental treatment. Our dentists provide top-quality care to ensure your teeth remain healthy for years to come. Call our Mays Landing, NJ office at (609) 625-3499 or fill out our online contact form. We also welcome patients who live in Somers Point, Jersey City, and Hamilton Township, NJ.