The best treatment for dental problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place. At Sunny Smile Dentistry in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Marzena Zachwieja, DDS, provides exceptional general dentistry services to ensure that her patients maintain happy and healthy smiles. To learn more about how Sunny Smile Dentistry can keep your smile bright, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
General dentistry focuses on the preventive care and maintenance of your teeth and gums. The goal of general dentistry is to make sure you keep your natural teeth as long as possible, sustain good oral health, and have a smile that looks great.
Good health is always important in every area of your body, but oral health is important for a few particular reasons.
Bad oral health can lead to an unsightly smile, which can hurt your confidence and self-esteem. Oral complications like cavities or missing teeth can also make it difficult to properly speak and chew.
Lastly, bad oral health can lead to problems in the rest of your body. For example, an infected tooth root can lead to sepsis, while gum disease is frequently connected to heart disease.
One of the best ways to maintain good oral health is to see Dr. Zachweija regularly for dental exams and cleanings.
When you come in for a dental exam, Dr. Zachweija starts by visually examining your teeth and gums to check for any obvious problems. Depending on how long it’s been since your last exam, she might administer X-rays in the office so that she can get a deeper look at the health of your teeth.
Once Dr. Zachweija is done with the exam, your cleaning begins. Either Dr. Zachweijia or a hygienist will use a small metal instrument, called a scaler, to clean your teeth of plaque and tartar. Tartar is plaque that’s hardened beneath the gum line and is nearly impossible to remove by yourself at home, so you’ll get a very deep cleaning with the scaler.
When Dr. Zachweija or your hygienist is done with the scaling, they’ll polish your teeth with a high-powered brush and polishing toothpaste. Your cleaning will conclude with a professional flossing and, depending on the needs of your teeth, a fluoride treatment to keep your enamel healthy and protect against the development of bacteria.
You should see the dentist immediately whenever you have a dental concern, but otherwise, you should have a routine exam and cleaning at least twice every year. Some patients might need to see Dr. Zachweija more frequently. You can discuss your dental needs with Dr. Zachweija to determine a more precise frequency for your visits.
Start on the road to great oral health by scheduling an appointment with Sunny Smile Dentistry today. You can book your visit by phone or online.