Preventative Dental Services in Columbus, NJ

 
Ensure you have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime when you turn to the skilled, experienced, and caring staff at Columbus Dental Arts in Columbus, New Jersey, for preventive dental care.
 

Dental Cleaning

Our expert dental hygienists will professionally clean your teeth to remove plaque and some surface stain. Regular professional cleaning helps prevent cavities and gingivitis that can occur in spots you may have difficulty cleaning on your own. We also offer fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel.

Dental Evaluation

After your cleaning, Dr. Maiorino will perform a complete oral examination. This includes checking your teeth for decay, assessing your gums for gingivitis or periodontal disease, and screening for oral cancer. This enables us to determine the best course of treatment for any issues you may have and advise you on continued home care.

Dental X-Rays

 
Dental x-rays or radiographs are an essential preventative diagnostic tool that allows the doctor to look beyond the tooth surface. The doctor can evaluate areas that cannot be seen during a clinical dental exam such as in between the teeth and the supporting bone. In doing so, we can effectively solve any dental issues you may have before they turn into bigger and more expensive problems. Our office uses the latest technology of digital x-rays which significantly reduces the amount of radiation to which a patient would be exposed. Digital images provide a more definitive view of tooth structure and supporting bone which leads to an earlier diagnosis of any problems. This not only saves tooth structure, but also greatly reduces cost of treatment.
 

Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth -- usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) -- to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Sealants are recommended for children and adults. First permanent molars generally erupt about age 6 and second molars at age 12. Sealing these teeth as soon as they break through the gum can ensure they stay cavity-free from the start! The process is quick and easy and has no side effects.
Preventative Dentistry - Columbus, NJ