Preventive Dentistry in Englewood, NJ

Are you or your child due for a preventive exam or gentle cleaning? East Madison Dental in Englewood offers the very best preventive care and dental cleanings near Englewood, NJ and beyond, using digital imaging tools and the latest technologies to make every visit more comfortable and more effective. We 3D digital x-rays, intraoral and extraoral cameras, digital cavity detection, and intraoral scanners to spot potential oral health concerns early on and help you maintain a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!

Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)

man smiling during his dental checkup at East Madison Dental EnglewoodTo help ensure that your smile stays healthy, we offer regular dental cleanings to patients of all ages. We may recommend twice-yearly cleanings or more frequent deep cleanings, depending on your current oral health.

Our skilled hygienists only use the most state-of-the-art tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup before polishing the teeth for a clean, refreshed finish. When you receive regular teeth cleanings from our Englewood dental team, you are giving your smile a fighting chance against cavities!

Dental Fillings

Traditional restorative dental fillings are most often made of silver amalgam. The strength and durability of this traditional dental material makes it useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, often in the back of the mouth.

Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds, called reins, that mimic the appearance of natural teeth and can be used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, or on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.

At East Madison Dental in Englewood, direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include silver amalgam, glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings, so you can select the crown material that suits you best!

Strengthening Mineral Treatment

Mineral treatment is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface. A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment at our Englewood dental office every three, six, or 12 months.

Custom Athletic Mouthguards

Whether you wear braces or not, protecting your smile while playing sports is essential. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard. Choosing the right mouthguard is essential.

When you choose a mouthguard, our dentist will help you craft one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly. Your dentist will also show you how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect your smile.

Bruxism Nightguards

If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.

There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. Custom-made by your dentist from hard-soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably require a tooth extraction. Today, with a special dental procedure called “root canal treatment,” your tooth can be saved. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is also detrimental to your overall health.

Root canal treatment involves one to three visits to East Madison Dental in Englewood. During treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems with the nerves of the teeth) removes the affected tissue. Next, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, your doctor may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.

Dental Sealants

woman smiling after getting dental sealants during her appointment at East Madison Dental EnglewoodDental sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities. Sealants are crafted from plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule Your Smile's Care at East Madison Dental Englewood

Our skilled dental team is here to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles for you and your family! Start today with your preventive care. Contact us to schedule your next dental exam or cleaning!

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