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The American Dental Association (ADA) states that your teeth receive up to 200 pounds of pressure when they bite and chew. Unfortunately, even the strongest of teeth can still experience faltering decay when they aren't properly cared for. Here at Wall Family Dental in Wall, NJ, your dentist, Dr. Joseph Pollak, and his team provide professional cleanings that remove harmful deposits of tartar and plaque, leaving you with a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile.
Why tooth decay and gum disease happen
Bacteria live everywhere in your mouth, but especially in carbohydrate-based food residues which produce sticky plaque and hard tartar.
The more of these biofilms you have, the more bacteria thrive and secrete harmful acids. Cavities and periodontal pockets form, along with other signs of gum disease. Left unaddressed, tooth loss occurs from these issues.
How your dentist in Wall, NJ, can help
At Wall Family Dental, Dr. Pollak recommends six-month cleanings and oral examinations for all his patients, no matter their ages. Dr. Pollak actually performs the dental cleaning, does a preliminary examination, takes X-rays when they are scheduled, and polishes your teeth. He measures the sulcus, or pocket, between each tooth and the gum tissue; this measurement is an accurate indicator of periodontal health.
After these initial steps, Dr. Pollak uses hand instruments or ultrasonic scalers to remove plaque and tartar from on and between teeth and at the gum line. This process is fully individualized to your needs. Upon completion, you'll receive a refreshing tooth polishing with a soft-tipped rotary toothbrush and special toothpaste.
Finally, Dr. Pollak will show you ways to improve your oral hygiene practices at home. He may suggest an electric toothbrush or special flossers for those hard-to-reach places. Nutritional counseling as needed is part of your prophylactic care at Wall Family Dentistry.
That's what you'll find at Wall Family Dental. Call us today to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Joseph Pollak: (732) 449-5512.
Starting in childhood, preventive treatments at home combined with regular visits to Walls Family Dental in Wall, NJ, helps ward off decay, gum disease, regular wear-and-tear and other smile issues. To keep you and your family in top dental health, our dentist, Dr. Joseph Pollak, is always here to give you and yours the services that you all need!
What a family dentist offers
The list is long and varied, but essentially, your family dentist in Wall, NJ, does it all! He cares for your dental and gingival health, checks for oral cancer and bite/jaw joint problems, restores and replaces damaged teeth, and beautifies smiles with state-of-the-art services such as whitening, composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
As with any reputable family dentist, Wall Family Dental caters to everyone, from kids to senior citizens, by providing routine care at your convenience and emergency services when pressing needs arise!
What the ADA recommends
Dr. Pollak advises following the American Dental Association guidelines for routine oral health care. For children, teens, and seniors, that means twice-a-day brushing, once-daily flossing, and at least twice-yearly dental visits for teeth cleaning, a complete oral examination, and digital X-ray imaging as needed. These practices ward off decay and gum disease while also uncovering problems as they develop so that Dr. Pollak can address them quickly.
As a family dentistry patient, count on a care plan appropriate for your age and lifestyle!
A final word on prevention
Routine visits to Wall Family Dental not only fortifies your teeth and gums, but it also fortifies your overall health. In particular, conditions such as periodontal disease are linked to serious issues such as diabetes, stroke, dementia, and more. This means that a healthy mouth translates to a healthier you, and Dr. Pollak is happy to help you achieve and maintain both!
Routine care from your family dentist
You'll be glad you brought your loved ones to Wall Family Dental, especially when you see them smile! To book your six-month cleaning and examination appointments, call the office team at (732) 449-5512. We look forward to serving your family for years to come!