Preventative Dentistry Tenafly, NJ
At East Madison Dental, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. Our goal is to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, taking x-rays and photographs when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease.
Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay by making the surface of the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from the bacteria that live inside the plaque on your teeth. Fluoride also promotes remineralization (adds minerals like calcium back into teeth), which aids in repairing early decay before a cavity forms in the tooth.
Sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay. A sealant is a coating that is placed on the chewing surface of a tooth. Naturally teeth have grooves which make them susceptible to decay. A sealant will fill in the grooves to reduce the chance of developing decay.