Preventative Dental Services in Columbus, NJ

For a proactive approach to your dental health, proper preventative care is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and avoiding painful and costly dental issues down the road. Regular six-month checkups keep your mouth healthy, and enable early detection of problems and signs of disease. During your checkup, you will receive excellent, patient-focused preventative dental care including a regular cleaning and evaluation as well as necessary x-rays to determine the health of your teeth.

Dental Cleaning

Our expert dental hygienists will professionally clean your teeth to remove plaque and some surface stains. 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 homecare.

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

Dental sealants are a preventative procedure used to protect permanent molars just after they have fully erupted. The sealant procedure involves brushing a tooth-colored material into the deep grooves and pits of your back teeth, creating an environment that helps repel tooth decay and is easier to keep clean.
Preventative Dentistry - Columbus, NJ