Preventive Dentistry

Bernardsville, New Jersey, dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb and the compassionate team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville understand that your oral health directly affects your overall health. That’s why we emphasize preventive dental care.

Preventive dentistry encompasses a number of factors, including your daily dental hygiene routine. It is critical to brush your teeth at least twice every day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Brushing should be followed at least once daily with flossing. Flossing can help remove food particles that become trapped between the teeth and which brushing alone cannot eliminate.

After brushing and flossing, you may wish to rinse with an anticavity, antibacterial mouthwash. This can help flush additional residue and kill lingering bacteria that contribute to plaque accumulation, bad breath and gingivitis.

A balanced diet and regular dental checkups are also important aspects of preventive dentistry. A thorough dental exam once every six months allows Dr. Swaintek-Lamb to assess your oral health and detect potential problems at their earliest stages.

Your dental hygiene and checkups are vital to both your dental health and your systemic health. Without proper dental care and timely treatment, oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease can lead to an increased risk for other health problems, including hypertension and heart disease.

If you live in the greater Bernardsville, New Jersey, area and would like to schedule your regular checkup and teeth cleaning, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.

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