The most import health visits you can make are for checkups at your dentist. The dental cleanings and dental exams you will receive will safeguard your oral health, allowing Dr. Segal to detect problems early enough to treat before they become serious problems.
Preventive dental care is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which in turn, helps keep the rest of your body healthy. Too often, people put off dental visits until they have an obvious problem, like a toothache, bleeding gums, or swollen jaw. But regular visits to The Art of Smile will keep you from ever having to experience these unpleasant situations.
When you come into The Art of Smile for your first checkup, you will be greeted by the friendly staff in our welcoming office in Florham Park, NJ. The process begins with an interview, starting with any complaints that may have brought you into the office. If you are experiencing any pain or some sort of dental emergency, treating that is our first priority. Otherwise, we will discuss a treatment plan. When seeing children, we can typically create a treatment plan on the same day. But for more complicated cases, we may have to schedule a second appointment.
During your examination, we will look closely at your teeth for any signs of decay or injury. Sometimes you may have fractures so small, caused by chewing or an accident, that you don’t even know they are there. Unfortunately, even a small crack can let bacteria into your tooth where it can cause decay. We will be able to detect these fractures, and any other threat to your teeth, so that they can be treated before a large cavity forms.
In addition to examining your teeth, we will also evaluate the health of your gums and other soft tissue. Our staff is trained to detect the signs of gum disease, which presents only vague symptoms in the early stages, as well as screen for oral cancer.
Although you no doubt do a wonderful job of brushing and flossing your teeth at home, you likely do not have the skills, training, and equipment we have here at The Art of Smile dental office. Plaque can hide and build up in the corners and crevices of your mouth, places nearly impossible to reach with a toothbrush. But we will remove that plaque, wherever it may be hiding. And after your teeth are clean and all threatening plaque and tartar has been removed, we will polish your teeth, so that you leave our office with a bright and healthy smile.
Simply call 973.845.9955 to schedule an appointment at The Art of Smile, or fill out our convenient online form and one of our associates will contact you to determine the best time for you to come in.