Enjoy dental examination and teeth cleanings with a Forked River, NJ dental team

Keeping the teeth and gums clean between dental appointments is essential to maintaining oral health and wellness, but that doesn’t mean that professional dental examinations and teeth cleanings aren’t necessary! Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover of Forked River, NJ, are two dentists who stress the importance of regular visits to the dentist. They provide excellent, exceptional care with quality services and can help patients with their oral healthcare needs. 

Why are dental cleanings and examinations important? 

Preventive dentistry is critical to helping patients maintain healthy smiles. When patients visit the dentist every six months for their routine evaluations, they are taking the right steps towards better oral health. The dentist can spot early signs of problems during these visits, including bruxism, cavities, disease, and infections. The earlier these conditions are caught and treated, the better the outcome. If conditions are left to worsen, they often become highly damaging to the smile—while also hitting the pocketbook! Early detection and treatment are vital to improving oral health. 

What to expect during routine visits 

Our highly trained and skilled dental hygienists start with a thorough cleaning of the teeth, removing plaque, tartar, and calculus that may have formed on the surfaces of the teeth and gums. They will keep an eye out for any signs of problems to point out to the dentist during this time. These cleanings are gentle and are more thorough than what a patient can perform on their own at home. After the cleaning, the teeth are physically examined by the dentist to spot for signs of cavities, disease, or infection. Depending on the patient’s needs, the dental team may also take a series of dental x-rays to check the bone and tooth health beyond where the eyes can see. These x-rays are useful as a diagnostic tool and also as a future reference to ensure continued good health. 

Ready to learn more about dental cleanings with our team?

Now is the time to connect with Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover to discuss your needs. Our Forked River, NJ area practice is conveniently located at 710 Lacey Road, and accepts new patients who call (609) 891-3637 for appointments.