The Power Of Dental Cleanings And Examinations
If you’re an experienced driver who’s owned a few vehicles, you’ve undoubtedly heard this piece of advice: If you want your car to last, the single most important thing you can do is to change the oil regularly. So simple, and yet so powerful. When it comes to having a healthy mouth, regular brushing and flossing are number 1, but dental cleanings and examinations from Dr. Scott Krosser at Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ are a very close second.
Little Things Add Up
You undoubtedly so the best job you can in caring for your teeth. Mouths are pretty complicated places, though – lots of tiny nooks and crannies that can harbor dental plaque. Even the most dedicated people can miss traces of plaque because it’s almost impossible for a person to closely examine everywhere in their mouth.
When it comes plaque, time on teeth is crucial. The longer it rests undisturbed, the greater the damage it can do to your tooth enamel. Over time, plaque can also irritate the gums, causing a number of other problems like bleeding gums, swollen and tender gums, and gum disease.
That’s why regular dental cleanings and examinations from Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ are so important for having a healthy mouth.
The View From The Other Side Of The Chair
Your dental hygienist can take advantage of a great light source shining directly into your mouth. That’s something that’s very hard to manage at home. Your hygienist has a direct, unobstructed view and can use a dental mirror to closely examine every tiny space behind and between your teeth.
Your hygienist can also closely examine the state of your gums to detect any possible inflammation that you may not even be aware of.
Using all those observations, your hygienist will flag any problem areas for Dr. Krosser and then remove all traces of plaque and tartar – everywhere. Once your dental cleaning is complete, you’re starting over with a clean slate, so to speak.
Dr. Krosser has a number of high-tech tools at his disposal to use during your dental examination. While nothing replaces the old “Mark One Eyeball,” these tools permit a much more detailed examination.
- Our handheld SOPRO intraoral (inside the mouth) camera helps to even tiny cavities. It also double-checks that you’re not showing any signs of gum disease and that all plaque and tartar has been removed.
- ViziLite is a fluorescent light tool that can cause the early signs of oral cancer to show up.
- Digital X-rays are a major improvement for dental patients and dentists. They’re available within seconds (rather than waiting for X-rays to be developed) and use 90 percent less radiation. Less radiation is a very good thing. Digital X-rays are also very detailed, and Dr. Krosser uses them to spot the earliest signs of trouble with your teeth.
Keep Up Your Good Work, And Let Us Double-Check
There’s no reason to take chances with the health of your mouth. Schedule a dental cleaning and examination for you and for your family with Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ. Call our office today at 973-957-1604.