Preventive Dentistry – Jersey City, NJ

Preventing Long-Term Issues with Exams and Cleanings

Smiling man in dental chair during preventive dentistry visit

It’s better to prevent oral health issues from forming in the first place than it is to try and treat them after they’ve already had a chance to escalate. At AV Dental Associates of Jersey City, we recommend scheduling a dental checkup every six months, so we can look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Do you remember the last time you saw a dentist? If not, give our dental office a call today for preventive dentistry in Jersey City, NJ!

Why Choose AV Dental Associates of Jersey City for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Friendly and Personable Dental Team
  • Fun, Relaxed Dental Environment
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Office fice

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving dental checkup and teeth cleaning visit

Each checkup includes a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and other dental structures. Sometimes we might capture X-rays to see if any issues are developing in unseen places. Depending on our findings, we might schedule follow-up appointments. We can also perform comprehensive cleanings to remove all plaque and tartar present in your mouth, which can help prevent a wide range of dental diseases. We’ll let you know if there are any areas that you can pay closer attention to while brushing in the future.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment gel

Fluoride has special properties that allow it to strengthen your enamel, making it more resistant to decay. As such, if you want to keep your smile healthy, you should make sure you’re getting plenty of fluoride. To help with that, we can perform a professional fluoride treatment at the end of your dental checkup and cleaning. A concentrated fluoride gel or varnish will be applied to the teeth so that it can be absorbed; the treatment is painless, only takes a few minutes, and helps protect your teeth even after you’ve left our dental office.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a custom nightguard for bruxism

Bruxism is the word we use to describe involuntary clenching and grinding of the teeth at night. You might not even realize it’s happening, but it can still severely wear down your teeth if it isn’t brought under control in time. That’s why we offer customized nightguards for patients who show signs of bruxism. It looks like a mouthguard you might wear for sports, but its main function is to keep the upper and lower rows of teeth separated so that they don’t damage each other while you sleep.