Building Healthy Smiles with Preventive Dentistry in Newark

To enjoy truly exceptional oral health, regular care is important. But what exactly does “regular care” entail? First and foremost, it means following a good homecare routine. We recommend brushing at least two times a day and flossing at least once. Just as important, are routine preventive exams and cleanings with White Clay Dental Associates.

But regular checkups are just the beginning of what we offer as an office committed to preventive care. You’ll also find services like dental sealants, nightguards, and athletic mouthguards. Each of these is designed to provide our patients with effective protection from injury and tooth decay. Would you like to reserve an appointment with our Newark, DE dental office? Contact us today to speak with one of our helpful team members.

Dental Hygiene & Periodontal Health

When you come to our office, we promise the service you receive will be of the highest quality. To ensure lasting oral health, we’ll also help you establish a homecare routine that keeps your teeth healthy and white in between visits. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan, please let us know.

Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth, though. Healthy gums are essential as well. At White Clay Dental Associates, we provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, and can refer severe cases to one of our trusted specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Oral Cancer Screenings

While the threat of oral cancer may not be as widely discussed as periodontal disease or tooth decay, its presence can have truly devastating effects on your quality of life. In fact, studies show that only half of diagnosed patients go on to live five more years. That’s why it’s our goal to identify oral cancer at the earliest possible stage. Our screening process will allow us to view areas of cancerous cells in the mouth that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Certain habits can lead to a much more likely diagnosis of oral cancer in the future, including smoking and heavy drinking. However, it’s important to remember that in nearly 25% of cases of oral cancer, the patient participated in no risk factors whatsoever. That’s why it’s crucial for all adults to undergo a screening at our office at least once a year. 

Scaling and Root Planing

Over time, plaque and tartar may accumulate below your gum line. If this has happened to you, we can help you clean and smooth these areas. This process is known as scaling and root planing. If plaque and tartar aren't removed, the area below your gum line can become irritated and cause significant trouble for your smile. Have you experienced any inflammation in your gums or bleeding when you brush? Having Newark dentists, Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield check this area is very important.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want to learn more about any of our preventive services, or would you like to reserve an appointment with Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield? Contact our office to get started.