ProHEALTH Dental Has Your Oral Health Covered
When you come to ProHEALTH Dental for general dentistry, you can expect more than you might from any other dentist’s office. We stand behind our work because it’s not just work to us; keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy is our passion. From routine general dentistry to more specialized dental treatments, you will know right away that you chose the right dental doctors by choosing ProHEALTH Dental.
On This Page:
- Routine Cleanings & In-Depth Exams
- General Dentistry Treatments
- Benefits of Regular Dental Care
- Early Signs of Dental Issues
- How to Take Care of Your Teeth Between Checkups
- Picking the Right Dentist for You
- ProHEALTH Dental: Caring for All of You
- General Dentistry FAQ
- How often should I brush my teeth?
- What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
- Do I really need to floss?
- Does a rinse or mouthwash help?
- Are dental x-rays safe?
- What is a cavity?
- How do fillings work?
- At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
- How often should I see the dentist?
- How do I schedule my next checkup?
Routine Cleanings & In-Depth Exams
Our routine yet enhanced hygiene visits turn your standard cleaning into an overall oral health wellness visit. Our team of gentle hygienists goes a step beyond a typical exam by checking for common signs of oral health issues. A few additional non-invasive screenings provide you with the opportunity to get updates on some key health data points such as blood pressure, heart rhythm, blood oxygen, oral cancer risks, and sleep disorders.
During your visit, we can utilize digital x-ray imaging to detect:
- Cavities or tooth decay
- Dental infections
- Tumors, cysts, and other pathology
- Oral cancer
General Dentistry Treatments
Our general dentists provide a wide array of dental services that are important to a patient’s oral and overall health, including:
- Crowns and bridges: Crowns and dental bridges can restore the structure of your teeth or missing teeth by bridging the gaps, restoring contours for function and aesthetics, and preventing teeth from shifting.
- Dentures: Complete dentures and partial dentures can restore the functionality and appearance of your missing teeth. Ask us which option is right for you and we’ll be happy to help you decide during a free consultation.
- Tooth-colored (composite) fillings: The process to place a new filling involves removing the decay in your tooth and then placing, shaping, and polishing a tooth-colored (composite) restoration.
- Implant restorations: This technique creates an artificial tooth to replace a missing one. The process involves attaching the tooth to an implanted root that fuses with the bone.
- Laminates: Whereas a full veneer restores the complete five coronal surfaces of your teeth, dental laminates replace only the surface of your teeth with a thin shell of material for cosmetic purposes.
No matter how well you brush your teeth, regular cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. For example, regular cleanings prevent plaque buildup, which can cause inflammation and gum disease. We use state-of-the-art specialized tools to clean plaque off the surfaces of teeth.
Benefits of Regular Dental Care
Taking care of your teeth is an essential part of taking care of your overall health. Our goal at ProHEALTH Dental is to make dental care and preventative dental care easy, comfortable, and convenient for you.
Did you know?
- Gum disease can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease or stroke. Routine dental care can lower your risk of gum disease.
- Unhealthy bacteria in your mouth can increase your risk of various types of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Preventative dental care can eliminate bacteria before it develops too much.
- Chronic diabetes can increase your risk of gum disease, which in turn raises your blood sugar and exacerbates diabetes. General dentistry treatments are especially important for anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes or is at risk of diabetes.
- Untreated sleep apnea can cause tooth decay, gum inflammation, and cavities. If you have sleep apnea or sleeping difficulties, arrange a general dentistry treatment today to check for these common side effects.
Early Signs of Dental Issues
Dental trouble isn’t always as obvious as a tooth falling out. It can sometimes start with subtle issues that gradually get worse.
Keep an eye open for these early signs of dental issues:
- Bad breath, even after brushing your teeth.
- Tooth sensitivity or toothaches.
- Mouth sores or growths that linger.
- Jaw pain or stiffness.
- Swollen gums or lips.
- Blood on your toothbrush after a routine brushing.
How to Take Care of Your Teeth Between Checkups
General dentistry treatments handled by our professional dentists and specialists are great at helping your oral health stay high. However, between checkups, it is up to you to take care of your teeth.
Remember these five tips to take care of your teeth between dental checkups:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing your teeth after every meal is ideal if you can manage it.
- Floss and use a dentist-approved mouthwash each night before bed.
- Once a day, brush your tongue while you are brushing your teeth to remove bacteria buildup.
- Avoid consuming too many foods and beverages that are high in sugar and acid content.
- Drink water more often, which can help rinse your mouth as you hydrate yourself.
Picking the Right Dentist for You
What should you look for when choosing the right dentist for you? Accreditations are important, of course, but so is the dentist’s reputation with locals and their peers. You should also only pick a dentist who makes you feel comfortable during procedures.
Our general dentists at ProHEALTH Dental are proud to be trusted by our patients, their families, and other dental offices throughout New York and New Jersey. We know that our warm, professional personalities will help you put aside any hesitations you might have during any dental treatment.
ProHEALTH Dental: Caring for All of You
As the only dental group that affiliates with large medical groups, our general dentists from ProHEALTH Dental provide integrated care that focuses on your healthcare needs. We collaborate with your healthcare provider to ensure our general dental care is designed to optimize your overall health.
Want to know more? Dial (855) 750-5011 at any time.
General Dentistry FAQ
How often should I brush my teeth?
The average person will benefit from brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. If you can brush your teeth after each meal, then it doesn’t hurt to add one more brushing to your schedule.
What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
There are many types of toothbrushes and toothpaste out there. Each is made for a specific dental health need. It is best to talk to a dentist to see if you should get a softer brush and fluoride toothpaste, for example, or if a different setup would be better.
Do I really need to floss?
Flossing is an excellent way to remove plaque and gunk buildup between your teeth that can’t be reached by a toothbrush. If you want to optimize your oral health, then you really do need to floss.
Does a rinse or mouthwash help?
Certain mouthwashes can help eliminate oral bacteria that otherwise might have remained after brushing. While mouthwashes and rinses aren’t substitutes for brushing and flossing, they can help.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are safe, especially when wearing a provided lead vest. The average dental x-ray procedure exposes the patient to 2 millirems (mrem) of radiation. It is estimated that the average American receives at least 360 mrem of radiation from other sources each year, meaning that a few dental x-rays in a year will hardly make a difference when all things are considered.
What is a cavity?
A tooth cavity is a form of permanent damage to the hard surface of the tooth. Cavities are often caused by bacteria buildup, an excess of sugar or acid in the diet, and overall poor dental hygiene.
How do fillings work?
A filling or cavity filling is used to fill in any gaps in the tooth after a dentist has excavated the decay there. Fillings literally fill a tooth to prevent more bacteria and food debris from entering the cleansed area.
At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
Pediatricians usually recommend that parents take their child to a pediatric dentist at 12 months of age, or no more than 6 months after the child’s first tooth appears, whichever comes first.
How often should I see the dentist?
Everyone should see the dentist as often as required for their oral health needs. The average person can benefit from two general dentistry checkups a year, spaced six months apart.
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