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Preventative Dentistry in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Rotting teeth, a host of cavities, aches and pains — that’s what we’d face without preventative dentistry. By guiding patients toward excellent care of their teeth, a general dentist like Dr. Swaintek-Lamb can help prevent long-term and often expensive restoration resulting from dental disease.

In its earliest stages, dental decay, oral cancer, and periodontal disease can be averted by adhering to regular dental exams. Another vital part of preventive dentistry is education.

Your dentist will help you learn about good oral hygiene at each exam. When the dentist finds more plaque than normal, you’ll be instructed again on the proper way to brush. When the dentist sees excess tartar between teeth, your dentist or dental hygienist will encourage you to floss more often. All of this education and care leaves us better able to grow old with our teeth.

If adhered to, these educational instructions will go far in keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. During these office visits, your dentist may also suggest other dental corrections that can be performed by a cosmetic dentist to enhance your smile.

Preventative Dentistry – Home Treatment

You are the first line of defense against tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. By following five simple steps, you can put your best teeth forward and leave the rest in your dentist’s capable hands. By following these simple steps, dental patients can enjoy healthy teeth and gums for the majority of their lives.

Step 1: Brush twice a day
Step 2: Floss often
Step 3: Eat a balanced diet
Step 4: Limit between-meal snacks
Step 5: See your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams

Preventive Dentistry – Dental Office Treatment

After a dental exam, your dentist will perform a number of evaluations to further understand your current oral health and recommend treatment to correct any problems that have surfaced since your last visit. Those evaluations include:

  • Studying X-rays for evidence of hidden cavities
  • Examining gums for evidence of receding gums and any gum disease
  • Checking for evidence of oral cancer
  • Recommending procedures to correct any present dental problems

We offer sedation dentistry with oral and intravenous (IV) sedation as well as nitrous oxide to ensure your maximum comfort. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, there is a board-certified anesthesiologist on hand to make sure you are safe and adequately sedated.

If you are in need of preventative dental care, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb at Proud to Smile Dentistry looks forward to meeting you. Schedule a visit online or call (908) 888-9858 and a member of our helpful team will inform you of the first available appointment. Our dentist serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey.

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I have finished my Invisalign program and the results were amazing. Dr Patti and her staff are always wonderful to work with. You can really see the great culture with their team.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
23:39 11 Jan 23
I’ve been a 20+ year satisfied patient of Dr. Patty’s. Her chair side manner and staff are both excellent. I also appreciate her patience and willingness to accommodate my hyper-dental phobia. I’ve recommended family and clients, all seem very happy. I’d give the practice a 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Liane Dobson
Liane Dobson
23:16 11 Jan 23
I have been going to Dr. Patti for the last 25 years. She is the best. Her practice is very tech savvy unlike other dentists especially experienced ones who are in the Stone Age when it comes to equipment, service etc.I have had experience will several staff on the team and I have not been disappointed even once! They are always very professional and courteous and good at their job.She has early morning or late afternoon appointments that are very helpful.I highly recommend her for all your dental needs!
Naresh Punwani
Naresh Punwani
22:35 10 Jan 23
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
21:15 10 Jan 23
Another wonderful appointment. So kind, gentle and professional!!
Laura Dennis
Laura Dennis
23:24 13 Dec 22
As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
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