Dental Exam & Cleaning in Forked River

Preventive dental care comprises a number of good oral care practices aimed at preventing tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, tooth loss, and other dental and oral diseases and conditions. While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day can help to prevent most oral issues, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit your dentist every six months for professional cleaning and dental checkup for optimal oral health.

Routine dental visits

Some people try to deceive their dental hygienist that they take good care of their teeth at home by exercising good oral care habits just before their dental visit. If you only floss your teeth the night before your visit, you are unlikely to conceal any harm to your teeth and gums caused by months of negligence. Moreover, you may injure your gums while trying to overcompensate for the skipped practices.

During your dental visit, Sam Khammar, DDS will examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for any problems, before cleaning your teeth to remove accumulated plaque and tartar that is hard to remove with a toothbrush.

From the oral examination, Dr. Khammar can identify:

  • Your bad eating habits such as excessive sugar or candy consumption and lack of vital vitamins and minerals
  • That you don’t floss of that you don’t do it properly
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • That you bite your nails, causing cracked and chipped teeth
  • Damaged teeth that need restoration
  • Your increased risk of gingivitis due to pregnancy and progesterone spike
  • That you’re consuming excess alcohol and using tobacco products due to dry mouth and foul smell
  • Early signs of cancer such as white/red/speckled patches in the mouth, unexplained oral bleeding, swellings, lumps on the lips/gums/oral tissues, thickenings, and a change in your bite.

After your examination and dental cleaning, Dr. Khammar will guide you on the next steps to take to get your mouth in perfect condition.

A window to your general health

Studies have shown that the condition of your mouth is a good indicator of your overall health, with dental professionals being able to identify early signs of anemia, diabetes, and even cancer from an oral exam. Dr. Khammar can help you identify signs for such medical problems and recommend the right specialist to assist you.

Whether you’re looking for a new family dentist in Forked River, NJ to help you maintain optimal dental health, or it’s been years since your last dental checkup and would like to get back on track, Dr. Khammar can address your concerns. Please call us today to schedule your appointment.