We Understand your Needs!
If you are looking for a family dentist in Maplewood, NJ, chances are you are considering how well your usual needs will be met. How quickly can you get in for an exam or cleaning? That sort of thing. On our end, we think of much more. The team at Essex Dental Associates partners with our individual patients to keep a watchful eye on the condition of their teeth and gums. We assess risks and discuss home care, as well as professional treatments, that mitigate factors related to tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions. It may seem pretty standard, but what you may not see, that we do, is that the factors related to unhealthy oral conditions change throughout life.
We enjoy treating the families of the Maplewood area! It gives us the opportunity to make a positive impact on our community as a whole. We encourage patients to maintain routine exams and cleanings, and to contact us right away if they experience any conditions that are out of the ordinary. Children, teens, and adults alike benefit from six-month recall care that focuses on prevention and the early detection of changes in the mouth.
Generally, children require very little more than routine, preventive care. The name of the game in treating most children is education; not necessarily for the child, but for parents! Parents play an integral role in their children's oral health. We are here to support them with tips on how to ease into brushing, and how to monitor children's work without ruffling little feathers.
Teens have slightly different needs than younger children due to the development of wisdom teeth. While we continue to monitor teeth for cavities, as well as gum health, we also evaluate these third molars and also jaw development. Since the jaw tends to reach full development at the onset of the teen years, this is the time when we may assess for braces.
The body is continually changing, and adults may face a number of different situations as this happens. Gum disease is one of the most common conditions for which adults need care. Older adults may be at a greater risk for infection if they take medications or have a health condition that causes dry mouth.
We see you and your family through life stages that affect your oral health. For your visit with our friendly team, call (973) 763-7289.