Participating in preventive oral health care is one of the easiest and most effective ways to lower your risk of common oral health problems, including cavities, gum disease and bad breath. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Weiner, and the team at Howe Dental Associates strongly encourage visits for preventive dental care and general and family dentistry in Passaic, New Jersey. Whether you have recently moved to the area or have simply been putting your oral hygiene off, Dr. Weiner can help. Call the office at 973-365-1931 or click the online booking tool to make your appointment today.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on taking preemptive measures to keep your teeth and gums healthy. There are many types of preventive dentistry, including brushing and flossing your teeth and visiting the dentist regularly.
Although there’s no way to prevent oral health problems entirely, preventive care can significantly lower your risks and keep your teeth healthy, shiny and white for years to come.
What Preventive Dentistry Services Do You Offer?
Dr. Weiner and our team offer an array of preventive dentistry services, including:
- Dental Cleanings & Exams
- Dental Hygiene Information
- Dental Sealants
- Emergency Dentistry
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- TMJ Treatment
- Tooth Extractions
Oral Exams and Cleanings
The American Dental Association® recommends that everyone visit the dentist at least twice each year for a professional exam and cleaning. If you have gingivitis or other oral health problems, more frequent cleanings might be necessary.
In addition to preventing plaque and tartar from building up, regular exams and cleanings can alert you to other common problems, such as impacted wisdom teeth, enamel loss and periodontitis.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. There are three types of sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common. If you have OSA, the soft tissues in the back of your throat relax during sleep, blocking your airflow. Dr. Weiner regularly diagnoses and treats sleep apnea using safe and effective means of treatment.
Who Can Benefit From Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry benefits people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Your oral health and physical health directly influence each other. Your mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can enter your bloodstream and wreak havoc elsewhere. Brushing and flossing regularly, visiting the dentist and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet are preventive measures that can keep your teeth and mouth healthy for years to come.