At Paramus Dental Arts, we provide dental cleanings and examinations to patients throughout Paramus. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible. The best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. If you live in the Paramus area, call (201) 845-5533 to schedule your exam and to learn how you can stay healthy year-round.
Pediatric Dental Cleanings and Checkups
Our skilled team caters to patients of all ages and is adept at making children feel at ease during dental visits. Families from all over New Jersey bring their children to our dental practice for teeth cleanings. We advocate for dental cleanings and checkups to start at a young age to ensure proper growth and maintenance of baby teeth until the permanent teeth are ready to emerge. Many people underestimate the importance of healthy baby teeth. Just like adults, children can develop cavities and gum disease. However, children might struggle more with understanding and coping with discomfort. We suggest that parents in Paramus schedule dental cleanings and checkups for their children at least twice a year, allowing us to remove harmful plaque and bacteria to prevent cavities.
Our staff ensures gentle dentistry while cleaning children's teeth, fostering a rapport with young patients to help them feel more relaxed during dental appointments. This approach makes dental visits enjoyable rather than intimidating. We also recommend that parents read stories to their children about dental visits and engage them in games that involve examining their toys' teeth. These small steps help children feel at ease when having their teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, children's baby teeth are more likely to remain healthy until they naturally fall out, and their adult teeth will be better protected. If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment for your child, call (201) 845-5533.
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Paramus Dental Cleanings and Checkups for Adults
We encourage adults in Paramus, NJ, to receive dental cleanings at least twice a year. Maintaining good oral health is crucial regardless of age. As people grow older, the risk of oral infections increases. With age, tooth enamel wears away, making it easier for cavities to develop. Combating this issue requires regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental visits. Our practice offers flexible appointment times to accommodate work and family schedules, making teeth cleanings more accessible than ever.
Gentle Dentistry for Sensitive Teeth
At Paramus Dental Arts, we practice gentle dentistry and offer teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid dental visits out of fear that their teeth might hurt or worsen during the examination or cleaning. With the right dentist, you can feel at ease regardless of your teeth's sensitivity. We provide various sedation options, ensuring you won't feel any discomfort during your dental cleaning and examination. Whether you require relaxation methods or direct pain relief, we can develop a treatment plan that includes sedation for your comfort.
If you reside in New Jersey, it's crucial to understand why teeth become sensitive. Often, sensitivity is due to the wearing away of tooth enamel. Enamel can deteriorate due to age, diet, and improper oral care. While desensitizing toothpaste can help, regular dental visits are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Otherwise, sensitivity can worsen. During your dental examination, inform us of any discomfort you're experiencing so we can explore methods to alleviate it, such as fluoride treatments or sealants.
Avoiding Dental Emergencies
Scheduled dental cleanings and examinations can help avert dental emergencies. Many adults wait far too long between dental visits, leading to infections and painful dental emergencies over time. For example, a minor cavity can be addressed with minimal discomfort, but if the infection spreads to the tooth's center, the dental pulp can become infected, necessitating a root canal. Fortunately, such infections can usually be prevented by scheduling appointments with Dr. Olga Degtyareva twice a year. Remember, healthy teeth are less likely to become damaged or injured, so maintaining good oral health can help you avoid cracked or chipped teeth in an accident.
Oral Health Education
During the teeth cleaning and examination, we will also discuss strategies for maintaining healthy teeth and gums at home. At Paramus Dental Arts, we believe that practicing good oral hygiene at home is essential in conjunction with regular dental visits. We recommend using a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste. This helps remove harmful sugar and bacteria from your teeth while strengthening them with fluoride. Flossing daily is also beneficial for removing food particles and bacteria from hard-to-reach areas. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help eliminate any remaining germs.
A healthy diet is crucial for good oral health. Ensure you drink plenty of water and consume a diet that includes dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables, and complex carbohydrates to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can offer additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examination. To schedule an appointment with Paramus Dental Arts, call (201) 845-5533.
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Definition of Dental Terminology
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to decay and cause erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
- Dental Checkup
- A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the structure of the tooth by using metal, alloy, porcelain or plastic to fill the tooth.
- Dental Prophylaxis
- A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
- Dental Sealants
- Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth and poor oral hygiene.
- Preventive Dentistry
- Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.
- Tooth Enamel
- Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.