Preventive Dentistry – Columbus, NJ
Maintain Healthy Teeth
& Gums for Life
A healthy smile is built upon a foundation of regular preventive dental care. After all, stopping a cavity in its tracks is much easier (and cheaper!) than having it treated later on. That’s why Dr. Maria Maiorino takes a more proactive approach here at Columbus Dental Arts. Our team aims to help patients avoid oral health problems in the first place, minimizing time and money spent on dental care in the long run. To learn more about how we can help your family maintain healthy teeth and gums for life, contact us today for preventive dentistry in Columbus, NJ!
Why Choose Columbus Dental Arts for Preventive Dentistry?
All Ages Welcome
- Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that all patients – whether they’re three or 93 – attend at least checkup and cleaning every six months. Our expert dental hygienists will remove surface stains as well as plaque that may have built up in spots you had difficulty cleaning on your own. Then, Dr. Maiorino will perform a complete oral examination that includes checking for issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. This enables us to determine the best course of treatment for any issues you may have and advise you on at-home oral care.
Nightguards for Bruxism
You may not have heard the word “bruxism” before, but one out of every three Americans deals with this condition. It refers to chronic teeth grinding and jaw clenching during sleep. Left untreated, bruxism can weaken your teeth over time, leaving them more vulnerable to decay, breakage, and sensitivity. The good news is that Dr. Maiorino can safeguard your smile by making you a custom nightguard. This small oral appliance fits comfortably over the teeth, preventing them from coming together in harmful ways.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs in nature, and it has been added to the majority of oral care products and even public water sources because it has been proven to significantly reduce a person’s risk of tooth decay. In fact, fluoride is often called “nature’s cavity fighter.” We can give our patients an additional boost of cavity protection by applying a highly concentrated fluoride varnish to the teeth after your cleaning. This painless process takes only a few minutes, and it goes a long way toward keeping you cavity-free between checkups.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Tens of thousands of people lose their lives to oral cancer each year, mainly because this disease is usually not caught and diagnosed until it has reached the advanced stages. Early detection is the key to making a successful recovery, which is why Dr. Maiorino screens for oral cancer at each of your checkups. If her highly trained eyes spot any tissues in your mouth that could potentially be cancerous, we can work with a specialist to help you get the appropriate treatment.