Dental Checkups in Long Valley, NJ
At Rogler Family Dentistry, we provide dental cleanings and examinations to patients throughout Long Valley, NJ. We believe that preventative care is essential for staying in good oral health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible, and 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 07853 area, call (908) 850-0506 to schedule your exam and to learn how you can stay healthy year-round.
Dental Cleanings and Examinations for Children
Ralph E. Rogler, DMD works with patients of all ages and knows how to help children to feel comfortable while visiting the dentist. Families throughout New Jersey visit our dentist office to have their children’s teeth cleaned. We recommend that teeth cleanings and exams start from a very young age. This is important for ensuring that baby teeth grow in properly and stay healthy until the adult teeth are ready to come in. Many people don’t realize how important healthy baby teeth are. Children can get cavities and gum disease just like adults do with the difference being that children are less capable of understanding or dealing with discomfort. We recommend that parents throughout Long Valley bring their children in for dental cleanings and examinations at least twice a year. This way we can remove harmful plaque and bacteria in order to prevent cavities.
While cleaning children’s teeth, our staff has been trained to take it slowly and practice gentle dentistry. By building a rapport with our young patients, they will feel more relaxed during their dental appointments and visiting the dentist becomes fun instead of intimidating. We also recommend that parents take the time to read stories about going to the dentist and play games by teaching children how to examine their toy’s teeth. These little steps can help children to feel comfortable when getting their own teeth cleaned. By doing so twice a year, their baby teeth are more likely to stay in until they are supposed to fall out, and their adult teeth will also stay healthier. If you have questions about scheduling an appointment for your child call 908-850-0506.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pain from sensitive teeth is not always constant, it can come and go. Constant pain could be a sign of a more serious problem. It is important to discuss your symptoms with your dentist to determine the cause and proper treatment.
In health teeth, porous tissue called dentin is protected by your gums and by your teeth’s hard enamel.
Microscopic holes in the dentin, called tubules, connect to the nerve, triggering pain when irritated by certain foods and beverages.
Dentin can become exposed by receding gums, fractured or chipped teeth, clenching or grinding your teeth, abrasion from improper brushing on erosion due to the aging process.
Depending on the diagnosis, your dentist may recommend one or more of the following treatments to relieve the symptoms of sensitive teeth:
- a soft bristle toothbrush
- a fluoride rinse or gel
- a desensitizing toothpaste
Tooth enamel is hard, yet porous. Plaque on the surface of your teeth can produce acids that seep into the pores (rods) of the enamel and break down its internal structure. Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth’s surface.
The process of breakdown is called demineralization which can create a weak spot on the surface of the tooth that may become a cavity if left untreated.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of enamel and speeding up the remineralization process. The new enamel/crystals that form are harder, larger, and more resistant to the acid produced by the plaque.
Common sources of fluoride are fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste, and mouth rinse. Your dentist may recommend a high concentration of a daily fluoride gel.
Since plaque begins forming on teeth 4-12 hours after brushing, it is important to brush at least twice a day and floss daily.
Long Valley Dental Cleaning and Examinations
We recommend that adults throughout Long Valley NJ have their teeth cleaned twice a year, as well. Good oral health is important regardless of how old you are and as people age, their risk for an oral infection continues to increase. This is in part because, as teeth age, the protective enamel starts to wear away, and it can become easier to get a cavity. The best way to combat this is by brushing and flossing throughout the day in addition to visiting the dentist on a regular basis. We offer flexible appointment times so that you can schedule an appointment around your work or family schedule, making it easier than ever to get your teeth cleaned.
At Rogler Family Dentistry, Ralph E. Rogler, DMD practices gentle dentistry and provides teeth cleanings for patients with sensitive teeth. Many adults avoid visiting the dentist because they are concerned that their teeth will hurt or feel worse during the exam or subsequent cleaning. When working with the right dentist, you can feel comfortable regardless of how sensitive your teeth are. We offer a variety of sedation methods so that you don’t have to feel anything while getting your dental cleaning and examinations. Whether you need something to relax or direct pain medication, Ralph E. Rogler, DMD can create a treatment plan that includes sedation so that you can remain comfortable.
If you live in New Jersey, it is important to understand the reason that teeth become sensitive. Very often, it is due to the enamel on the outside of the teeth wearing away. Enamel can wear away due to age, what you eat and improper oral health care. While brushing with desensitizing toothpaste can help, you need to continue visiting the dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. Otherwise, the sensitivity can increase. During your dental exam, let us know about the discomfort you have been feeling so that we can discuss ways to reduce it by using methods such as a fluoride treatment or sealant.
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Regularly scheduled dental cleaning and examinations in the 07853 area can help to prevent a dental emergency. Many adults go far too long in between visits to the dentist. As a year or two goes by, infections can develop that can create a painful situation and lead to dental emergencies. For example, a minor cavity can be corrected with minimal discomfort but if the infection spreads into the center of the tooth the dental pulp can become infected and a root canal will become necessary. Fortunately, these types of infections can typically be avoided by scheduling an appointment twice a year with Ralph E. Rogler, DMD. It is important to keep in mind that healthy teeth are also less likely to become damaged or injured so by staying in good health; you can prevent teeth from becoming cracked or chipped during an accident.
While getting your teeth cleaned and examined, we will also discuss ways that you can keep your teeth and gums healthy at home. At Rogler Family Dentistry, we believe that good oral hygiene at home is important to do in conjunction with visiting our office. We recommend that you use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste. This will keep harmful sugar and bacteria off of your teeth and the fluoride will help to strengthen them. You should also floss daily to get food particles and bacteria out of hard to reach places. Following up with an antibacterial mouthwash will help to kill any remaining germs.
Your diet is also important to good oral health. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that contains dairy products, lean protein, green vegetables and complex carbs so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. We can provide additional tips and information during your dental cleaning and examinations. To schedule your appointment with Ralph E. Rogler, DMD call 908-850-0506.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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- Rogler Family Dentistry was established in 1983
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- We serve patients from the following counties: Morris County and Warren County
- We serve patients from the following cities: Long Valley , Chester, Hacketts Town , Beattys Town, Califon, Mount Olive, Budd Lake, and Flanders
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