The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup and/or hygiene appointment. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
During your professional hygiene appointment, our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, we're here to help you.
By looking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Children as young as two should visit the dentist, and by age four or five, a child should attend regular checkups.
Patients in Union City, Hoboken, North Bergen, and Weehawken should visit Claudia M. Rodríguez-Peña, DDS PC in Jersey City. If you live in Union County (Union, Roselle Park, Springfield, Summit), visit our Elizabeth dental office. Schedule your family’s checkups, consultations, or second-opinion dental visits at one of our New Jersey dental offices by calling (866) 757-2622 or (201) 459-1800 for our Jersey City office or (908) 355-0300 for our Elizabeth office. However, we have lots of patients coming to our offices from far away like: Atlantic City; New York City; Upstate NY; Providence, RI; Maryland; Boston, MA and Florida.