Do you need a teeth cleaning in Mercerville?
At Brian Lavery, DDS, we emphasize the importance of a preventive approach to dental care. We recommend coming in twice a year for a comprehensive examination and teeth cleaning in Mercerville
. Preventive dental care allows your dentist to keep your teeth cavity free from the start, and to detect oral health conditions early, when they are easiest to treat.
Teeth cleaning in Mercerville
The main cause of tooth decay and gum disease is plaque, a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth and harbors bacteria that feeds on sugar. Brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods are your first steps in protecting your teeth against the effects of plaque. We also recommend visiting your dentist for a teeth cleaning in Mercerville
twice a year, to remove any plaque or tartar that has gathered in difficult to reach spots. Due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are at greater risk for developing cavities, although they can occur at any age. For our pediatric patients, we recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children. As part of your checkup, your dentist will perform a clinical examination, and use diagnostic films, as needed, to detect any oral health conditions that may be present. Early intervention allows for the most straightforward and effective course of treatment. Your dentist will also perform an oral cancer screening to detect the presence of cancerous and precancerous growth in your mouth and neck. An oral cancer screening can help determine if further testing is needed, and improves the likelihood for successful treatment.
At Brian Lavery DDS, your provider of dental examinations and teeth cleaning in Mercerville
, we use state-of-the-art technology to protect your oral and overall health. Our friendly staff and expert dentists treat you with the individualized, compassionate care that you deserve. To learn more and make an appointment, call us today.
2312 Whitehorse Mercerville Suite# 202
Mercerville, NJ 08619
By Brian Lavery, DMD
July 11, 2017