Many people overlook the importance of general dentistry for keeping smiles healthy and bright. But routine dental care, such as checkups and cleanings, can help you prevent cavities and avoid the onset of serious dental issues such as gum disease. Thankfully, at The Silverstrom Group, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, provide quality general care for our Livingston patients. In today’s blog, yourLivingston general dentists explain the importance of routine dental care for maintaining good dental health.


Dental Checkup

The American Dental Association recommends people receive a dental checkup about once every six months. When was the last time you had one? A dental checkup allows your Livingston dentists to watch for any signs of dental problems and prescribe immediate treatment. In addition, using VELscope technology, Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom provide every patient with an accurate oral cancer screening. Over 42,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually. Early detection increases your chances of recovery; so don’t forget to attend your checkups!

Dental Cleanings

With a dental cleaning, our staff of talented dental hygienists will remove the layers of plaque buildup from your teeth. Bacteria cause plaque buildup, and over time, plaque causes gum inflammation, or gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis often results in the gums pulling away from the teeth and forming pockets at the gum line. Once bacteria invade these pockets, the patient can begin exhibiting the uncomfortable symptoms of gum disease. Symptoms include sore gums, gums that bleed easily, and even loose teeth. But a simple dental cleaning can remove plaque and help prevent periodontal disease, keeping your breath fresh and your smile whole.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston General Dentists

Do you or a member of your family require a checkup or a cleaning? Then contact your Livingston general dentists today. Remember, routine checkups and cleanings help prevent serious dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. We also offer our patients the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.