By Jeffrey Mason, D.M.D.
December 01, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: checkups  

Your Hasbrouck Heights dentist can detect underlying dental problems before they wreak havoc.

Dental decay, gum disease, infections—these are some of the common dental issues that affect our patients. According to the CDC, about 78 percent of Americans have experienced at least one cavity by the time they are 17 years old, and about 50 percent of Americans have some form of gum disease. These conditions can be serious if left untreated. That’s why it’s vitally important to see your Hasbrouck Heights dentist every six month for routine checkups.

Here are some of the ways we can pinpoint potential issues before they become serious problems:

Routine examination

It’s always important to see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy. We can see into every part of your smile that you may not be able to. Plus, professional cleanings can remove tartar buildup, which a regular toothbrush can’t remove. Untreated tartar can eventually lead to gum disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is by brushing and flossing properly and routinely, and by visiting us for a professional cleaning.

Digital X-rays

There are some subtle problems that even your dentist’s eyes can’t see. That’s why we rely on the sensitive technology of X-rays to catch dental issues that we can’t. X-rays can monitor the health of your teeth, gums and jawbone. It can also determine how other teeth are developing (e.g. wisdom teeth). Dental decay, cysts, tumors, and abscesses can also be detected through the power of X-rays, which makes this an crucial part of routine dental checkups.

DIAGNOdent

This technology might have a funny name, but it’s an invaluable part of the office. This portable laser allows your dentist to easily detect cavities. This equipment is particularly helpful for detecting cavities in back teeth, which can often be left undetected when using other methods. DIAGNOdent is harmless, painless and easy to use. This revolutionary equipment allows us to quickly locate and treat cavities before the decay gets worse.

We promise our patients nothing but the best when it comes to visiting our office. Our technology coupled with our knowledgeable staff allows us the opportunity to treat and detect any dental concerns before they become full-blown problems. If you’re experiencing any problems or it’s time to schedule your six-month appointment, give our office a call.

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