Having a dental cleaning and exam on a regular basis is one of the smartest things you can do to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible at every stage of your life. Michael Chusid, DMD, Jonathan Salazar, DMD, and the team at Chusid Dental Group help patients of all ages from West Orange, New Jersey enjoy optimal oral health with comprehensive dental cleanings and exams aimed at identifying problems in their earliest stages, when treatment is simplest and least costly. Take a big step toward better oral health by scheduling your exam and cleaning by phone today.
Patients of all ages — from toddlers to seniors — should have a dental cleaning and exam every six months to help prevent gum disease and other serious problems, and also to detect problems like cavities, disease, infections, and even cancer in their very earliest stages.
At Chusid Dental Group, your cleaning and exam begin with a review of any symptoms you might be experiencing, followed by a visual examination of your teeth, your gums, and the soft tissues of your mouth.
The hygienist then carefully cleans each tooth using special gentle abrasives to remove stains, sticky plaque, and hard tartar deposits, paying special attention to the areas along your gums and between your teeth, places you might miss during brushing and flossing. The hygienist provides you with guidance on areas where your home care routine is falling short so you can develop better habits and keep your teeth and gums healthy between office visits.
Once the cleaning is complete, you may receive a fluoride treatment or dental sealants to help prevent decay, and you may also have dental X-rays taken. Next, your dentist carefully examines your teeth and gums, looking for signs of cavities, gum disease, or other issues that need to be treated.
Finally, the dentist discusses treatment recommendations and talks to you about how you can improve your oral health.
An oral cancer screening is a quick, noninvasive evaluation of the soft tissues of your mouth and the area around your mouth. The dentist looks for swelling, lumps, white patches, or other abnormal signs that might need further evaluation.
That depends on your oral health, as well as how long it’s been since you had X-rays. Your dentist can detect many problems like cavities and gum disease during a routine dental exam, but some problems occur deep inside the tooth or around the roots or jaw bone. These problems can’t be detected with visual and hands-on methods.
Dental X-rays provide important information about your teeth, tooth roots, jaw bones, and other structures that your dentist or hygienist just can’t obtain through a regular examination of your teeth and gums. The X-ray equipment at Chusid Dental Group uses very low levels of radiation, yet still provides very detailed images, which means you can get the best oral care with minimal radiation.
Contact the team at Chusid Dental Group to schedule your dental cleaning today.