Posts for: March, 2020

By Dr. Steven Abrams, DMD
March 26, 2020
Category: Family Dentistry
Tags: Dentist  

Life is stressful enough without having to worry about your household's different dental needs. Fortunately, if you live in or around Mount Olive Township or Budd Lake, NJ, you can rest assure that you can rely on Dr. Steven Abrams to provide your whole family with quality dental care.

Why Regular Dental Checkups are Important

Regular dental visits are important for you and your family because they keep your teeth and gums in a healthy condition. In fact, dental professionals recommend that you have a checkup at least every six months, as these appointments help you and your family avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

A regular visit to your family dentist is comprised of two procedures:

  • Examination: Your family dentist will examine your gum health using a specially designed tool that measures the depth of any spaces between your teeth and gums. If your gums are in good shape, the spaces will be shallow. Deeper spaces may indicate gum disease. Next, your dentist will examine your teeth for cavities and also check the level of tartar and plaque on your teeth.
  • Cleaning: At each checkup, after your examination, your dentist will clean your teeth with special tools to remove tartar. This process is called scaling, and once your teeth are scaled, your family dentist will polish them with a special paste to remove any stains on their surface.

Between dental visits, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should also floss regularly and use mouthwash.

Give Us a Call

You need a dentist that you can count on to help you maintain your dental health and hygiene. Call Dr. Abrams's Budd Lake office today on (973) 691-8200 to make appointments for your whole family.