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Preventive Dentistry – Brick Township, NJ

Keeping Your Smile
Healthy and Beautiful for Life

Here at Brick Dental Care, Dr. Gizachew wants all of his patients to experience the difference a healthy, attractive smile can make. If you haven’t had a dental checkup in the last six months, we urge you to call our dental office today. Regular preventive dentistry in our Brick Township, NJ dental office will protect your teeth and gums from some of the most common oral health problems. As a result, it will be much easier for you to maintain a bright, healthy smile for the rest of your life!

Why Choose Brick Dental Care for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving preventive dentistry exam

Having your teeth cleaned at least twice a year is essential for removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing should help keep plaque under control, but it can still accumulate in the hard-to-clean areas of your mouth, and you won’t be able to remove it on your own when it hardens into tartar. That’s why regular cleanings are so important. Furthermore, these visits will give us a chance to check for cavities and gum disease before they become especially severe.

Children’s Dentistry

Little girl pointing to teeth during children's dentistry visit

It doesn’t matter how young your children are; if they have teeth, they’re at risk for cavities. Regular checkups and cleanings are especially important at the earliest stages of life. We know that your little ones might be somewhat anxious about visiting the dentist at first, so we’ll do everything we can to accommodate for their individual needs and help them feel at home. Also, if you have any concerns about your child’s dental development, feel free to ask us for guidance.

Fluoride Treatment

Child receiving fluorice treatment

There’s a reason why most kinds of toothpaste and most tap water contains fluoride. This naturally occurring mineral helps strengthen your teeth and protects them from cavities. If for whatever reason you’re not receiving enough fluoride on a daily basis, your regular checkup might include a professional fluoride treatment. This simply involves applying the fluoride directly to your teeth in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. You’ll need to avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes to give your teeth time to fully absorb the fluoride.

Oral Cancer Screening

Woman receiving oral cancer screening

Like most forms of cancer, oral cancer is easier to remove and more likely to be cured if it’s detected in its earliest stages. That’s why each of your checkups will include an oral cancer screening. We’ll visually scan the inside of your mouth for discolored patches and mouth sores, and we’ll feel the tissues for unusual lumps. We might also check your throat and neck for potentially troublesome symptoms that might warrant a biopsy.

Nightguards for Grinding/TMJ

Clear nightguard for teeth grinding on metal tray

Has your partner been complaining about the sound of you grinding your teeth together at night? Unfortunately, the sound isn’t even the worst of your worries. Grinding your teeth can wear down the enamel protecting them, and it can lead to a painful TMJ disorder. Wearing a nightguard will prevent further damage and relieve the pressure on your jaw joint. You can find nightguards in stores, but the ones we provide can be customized to fit perfectly on your teeth.

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