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Cleanings & Prevention

Teeth Cleanings & Preventive Dental Care in Montvale 

At Ridge Dental Group, we recognize the importance of cleanings and preventive care. These methods, along with a regular at-home maintenance routine, are the best way to avoid painful complications and extensive treatments. Barry J. Morse, DDS, treats his regular patients with excellent care at each and every visit. Our deep cleanings are thorough and effective, and our exams are detailed and exhaustive. A comprehensive examination at our office is the first step towards reaching your optimal oral health.

We proudly serve patients in Montvale, Upper Saddle River, Woodcliff Lake, Chestnut Ridge and beyond. Our cleaning and preventive services include, but are not limited to: 

  • Adult Sealants 
  • Fluoride Washes 
  • Head & Neck Examinations
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Scaling and Root Planing 
  • Periodontal Health Evaluations 

Comprehensive Evaluations 

Dr. Morse is thorough and detailed when conducting examinations. Aside from routine concerns, such as tooth and gum health, Dr. Morse also checks for head and neck muscle tension and performs oral cancer screenings. The muscles in our head and neck are responsible for TMJ-D, the far too common ailment in which the jaw locks, clicks, or sticks. By detecting this tension early, Dr. Morse can prevent further TMJ-D discomfort. Oral cancer screenings are a vital element of dental care. As the healthcare provider most frequently treating the oral structure, it’s a dentist’s responsibility to address early signs of cancer. 

Prevention is Key 

Its highly preferential to prevent problems before they occur, rather than waiting to address them after they’ve already caused damage and discomfort. 

Services like sealants and fluoride washes will bolster the strength of your teeth and protect them from cavities and decay. These treatments are quick, inexpensive, and effective. A sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surfaces of teeth (most often molars). They prevent plaque from accumulating, thus reducing the risk of decay by nearly 80%. A fluoride soak is also a great preventive measure, and advantageous for the health of your teeth. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that aids in the process of remineralization, thus helping your teeth build stronger enamel layers. 

Professional Deep Cleanings

Although brushing and flossing at home is important, these methods are incapable of cleaning as effectively as a dental hygienist. From a dental professional’s outside perspective, they can visualize and access areas in the mouth that need attention.

When plaque has accumulated near or underneath the gum line, it’s important to remove it promptly. These deposits can cause decay to the tooth structure, and gingivitis. Gingivitis causes bad breath and damage to the soft tissues. At your routine appointments, Dr. Morse will check for signs of gingivitis and make recommendations accordingly. 

Dr. Morse will perform a deep cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing, if it’s determined to be necessary. These procedures stop the progress of gingivitis and revert the gums to their previous health and fullness. 

For Cleanings and Preventive Services in Montvale, Choose Ridge Dental Group 

Dr. Morse at Ridge Dental Group is an excellent provider of preventive care. These services are imperative for the health of your oral structure. If you have more questions about these services, please feel free to give our office a call. We look forward to working with you!

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