Preventive Dentistry – Moorestown, NJ
Protecting Your Smile from Decay and Disease
Modern dentistry is based around the idea that it’s better to prevent oral health issues from occurring in the first place than it is to treat them after the fact. If you haven’t visited the dentist in the last six months, your teeth are due for a thorough dental checkup and gentle teeth cleaning. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Moorestown at Land, Walker, Moosavi & Moosavi Family Dentistry so that you can keep your smile safe.
Why Choose Land, Walker, Moosavi & Moosavi Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Highly Trained Dental Experts
- Comfortable Dental Office That Feels Like Home
- Convenient Location and Flexible Hours
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
At every dental checkup, we’ll ask about any issues you might have noticed in your mouth recently. We might collect X-rays to identify problem areas that would typically be hidden from the naked eye. Then, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to check for cavities and gum disease. If we find spots of plaque and tartar buildup, we’ll gently remove them before they can lead to any permanent harm.
Oral Cancer Screening
As part of your dental checkup, we will take a couple of minutes to look for potential warning signs of oral cancer, such as discolored patches in your mouth or unusual lumps. If we find anything suspicious, we’ll let you know immediately and explain what steps need to be taken to have a proper diagnosis made. Oral cancer can be very deadly after it has had a chance to spread, but you’ll have a much better prognosis if you have it caught while it’s still localized.
Why does the American Dental Association (ADA) only give its Seal of Acceptance to toothpastes that contain fluoride? The answer is that fluoride is an essential mineral for strengthening teeth and preventing tooth decay. For children with still-developing smiles, we often provide topical fluoride treatments to help keep their teeth as safe as possible. We might also recommend them for adults who have a higher-than-average risk for tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are completely painless, and they can be completed in a matter of minutes.
It goes without saying that no child is born knowing how to brush their teeth; it’s a skill that they need time to fully master. In the meantime, the hard-to-reach teeth at the back of your little one’s mouth will need extra protection against tooth decay. We can apply thin coatings called dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars, covering up the various pits and crevices where food particles and bacteria can become trapped.
Nightguards for Bruxism
The term “bruxism” refers to when you unconsciously grind and clench your teeth, usually while you’re asleep. Untreated bruxism can lead to severely worn down and fractured tooth enamel, but fortunately, there’s a very simple way to keep your teeth safe: wearing a personalized nightguard. This simple oral appliance keeps the upper and lower rows of teeth separated so they don’t damage each other during the night. Your nightguard will be created based on a digital impression of your smile that we’ll capture in-office, so it fits as comfortably as possible.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
If someone in your family has a small cavity, we can stop it from spreading any further with silver diamine fluoride. The fluoride helps remineralize the enamel while the silver kills the bacteria that are causing the decay. We may recommend using silver diamine fluoride to treat cavities in children who are anxious about having dental work done. In some cases, it might also be beneficial for adults who have sensitive teeth.