Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One
of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering
South Jersey Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New
Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General
Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
Preventive Maintenance Program At Tuckerton
Our patients at Tuckerton
Dental are always encouraged to get a dental cleaning
& check up every three to six months. Tobacco, alcohol
consumption, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum
disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions
are some of the factors that Dr. Petrosky takes into
consideration when deciding how often you need your
dental cleaning & check up. A cleaning will usually
consist of the following:
Scaling, often done by hand to
or remove plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces.
Root Planning, or clean perio
(early signs of gum disease) pockets to stop further
Polish (used to remove heavy stains
if any) with a rubber cup and polishing paste on
the surface of the teeth.
Going to us for your regular
check ups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy
as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease,
oral cancer and cavities. The best way to maintain good
oral health is to visit Tuckerton Dental on a regular
basis. Here are
10 Good Reasons to
Visit Tuckerton Dental For A Checkup and Cleaning!
Good oral hygiene is important,
not only for looks, but for general health as well.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and
medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone
loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check
ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well
as provide you with good oral hygiene.
To Prevent Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies
from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United
States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your
dentist and hygienist are also screening you for oral
cancer, which is highly curable of diagnosed early.
At Tuckerton Dental we use the Velscope® hand held
device with its tissue fluorescence for early detection.
2. To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone
that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading
causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can
be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received,
a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may
follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups, flossing
daily, and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing
3. To Help Maintain
Good Physical Health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes
to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A
dental cleaning at least every 6 months helps to keep
your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce
your risk of heart disease and strokes. Also we will
monitor your blood pressure.
4. To Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth
loss in adults, regular dental check ups and cleanings,
brushing, and flossing are vital to keeping as many
teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing
function, better self estimate, and ultimately better
5. To Detect Dental
Dr. Petrosky and his hygienist will be able to detect
ant early signs of problems with your teeth or gums.
Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum
disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated,
root canals, gum surgery, and removal of teeth could
become the only treatment options available.
6. To Maintain Good
Your dental hygienist will help to ensure that you are
maintaining your good oral health by visual examination
and comparing your previous dental check ups. If you
are falling off track with your oral hygiene, Dr. Petrosky
will help put you back on the right path.
7. To Use Your Dental
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of
the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six
months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money
in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures
that can result from poor oral hygiene. Also, we participate
with most dental plans.
8. To Create A Treatment
If Dr. Petrosky diagnoses any problems in your mouth,
he will most likely give you a treatment plan. This
treatment plan should have the cost of each procedure
that you will need, so that you can discuss financial
arrangements with the front office. There are 12-18
months no interest payment plans available.
9. To Have A Bright
and White Smile
Our dental hygienist Terry can remove most tobacco,
coffee, and tea stains. During your cleaning, Terry
will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The
result? A whiter and bright smile! Once you see the
difference you will wonder why you didn't have your
teeth cleaned sooner.
10. To Prevent Bad
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people
with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis
have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene
is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check
ups and cleanings at Tuckerton Dental are the best way
to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
So call us today at
609-296-1007 you'll be glad you did!
Even though most of us brush our teeth, half of all American adults have gum disease, which is a root cause of bad breath and tooth loss.
To help prevent gum disease, dental professionals tell us to floss daily. But many of us don't because string floss is difficult and time consuming to use.
That's why Water Pik created the Water Flosser - an Easy and More Effective Way to Floss!
Easy. Just point the flosser tip between your teeth and along the gumline, and let it do all the work for you.
Fast. Water Flossing takes only a minute a day, making it easy to improve your oral health and enjoy the cleanest, freshest mouth possible.
Effective. The Waterpik® Water Flosser removes the plaque and debris lurking deep between teeth and below the gumline, where it's hard to reach with traditional brushing and flossing.
The results are clinically proven - Water Flossing is up to 50% more effective than string floss and up to 80% more effective than Sonicare® Air Floss (model HX8181) for improving gum health.
#1 Brand Recommended by Dental Professionals
9 out of 10 dental professionals recommend the Waterpik® Water Flosser over other brands. That's because Waterpik® is known for unsurpassed performance and quality, with more research support than any other brand on the market.
Oral Health and Your Body
Oral health problems can affect the rest of your body and your overall health.
Waterpik® oral health products are clinically proven to provide significant oral health benefits.
Specific Dental Needs
Good dental care is a must for maintaining healthy gums, protecting teeth, and preventing gum disease.
How to Floss with a Water Flosser
Using dental floss is important to your daily oral health routine. But you might hate flossing because it is awkward, difficult, or messy.
If you are looking for an effective alternative to manual or string floss, you can floss with water instead of string!
How to Use a Waterpik® Water Flosser in 8 Simple Steps
Fill the reservoir with lukewarm water and place it on the base, pressing down firmly to ensure full seating.
Select the tip and press firmly into the handle. If this is the first use, set the pressure control dial to high.
Point the tip into the sink and turn on until water flows.
Turn unit off.
Adjust the pressure control (start at low pressure).
Lean over the sink and place tip in mouth.
Turn unit on. Close lips to prevent splashing, while allowing water to flow from mouth into sink.
Start with the back teeth and pause briefly between teeth, aiming the tip just above the gumline at a 90 degree angle.
When finished, turn unit off and use the tip eject button to remove the tip. Depending on the Waterpik® Water Flosser model, you can use the in-handle pause or on/off switch to stop water flow if needed. You can also aim the tip using the rotating base. (These features are not available on all models.)
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