Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a dentist.
Routine Dental Cleanings & Oral Exams
We’ll help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health with our new patient exam and hygiene treatment.
Did you know that your oral health has a direct correlation to your overall health? Plaque and tartar accumulation can lead to decay and gum disease when neglected. Regular checkups and cleanings can help you keep your mouth healthy for longer. We’re here to help you keep your natural smile and live a healthier life!
Fluoride prevents cavities in children and adults. It is especially important for children 6 months to 16 years old to get enough fluoride to protect their teeth. Fluoride is a strong weapon in the fight against decay and can help your child be cavity-free for a lifetime.
Damaged or broken teeth can not only cause you to be shy about smiling but also affect your overall oral health. At Dream Smile Dental we offer a full spectrum of crowns, bridges, and other cosmetic dentistry to ensure a healthy beautiful smile.
When a tooth is missing, a three-unit bridge can be a good choice for replacing it. In a three-unit bridge, an artificial tooth is connected on each end to crowns. The crowns are placed over the neighboring teeth to hold the bridge in place. A three-unit bridge can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused- to-meta
Emergency Dental Visits
We’re here to help when you’re in pain and experiencing a dental emergency.
Regular visits to the dentist are hard enough for a lot of people and dental emergencies are even harder. We are here to get you the care you need fast, ensuring your comfort, recovery, and restoration of your teeth. All dental emergencies are different but our wide range of advanced treatment techniques and technology will have you smiling again soon!
Losing teeth can be a hard pill to swallow but it doesn’t mean you have to lose your smile. With full or partial dentures, you can take back both your smile and your life.
Guards are used to protect teeth. Athletic mouth guards are extremely important for athletes of all ages. In young patients with changing dentition simple ‘boil and bite’ mouth guards can be bought over the counter. For teenagers and adults, custom guards can be made at our office. To make a guard, impressions and a bite registration will be taken.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Straighten your teeth the clear way with Invisalign®.
Some people naturally have straight teeth but unfortunately, not everyone is that lucky. Traditionally, if you wanted to straighten your teeth and fix your bite, braces would be your only option. With Invisalign® you can straighten your teeth, love your new smile, and boost your confidence with an invisible aligner.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Do you wish your teeth were just a couple shades brighter? It’s as simple as coming to see us for a quick, easy, and painless whitening appointment. Whitening is for anyone who wants to drastically brighten their smile fast and enjoy the results for a long time to come.
Fix small imperfections safely and effectively for a the perfect smile you have always dreamed of with porcelain veneers!
Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. There are two types of veneers, ceramic veneers that are produced by a dental laboratory and resin-based composite veneers. With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.
Botox® is a form of Botulinum Toxin A manufactured by Allergan, which is purified from bacterial cultures and processed into an injectable protein. It has been used for years to treat patients with certain muscular disorders. More recently, Botox has been getting attention as an anti-wrinkle treatment that is quick and convenient with minimal side effects.
Periodontics (Gum Disease Treatment)
Maintaining a healthy mouth starts with the gums. We make sure to closely examine gums for signs of periodontal disease during every hygiene appointment.
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. Plaque is usually the main culprit behind gum disease. Improper oral hygiene routines can lead to gums becoming irritated and inflamed. This irritated tissue can open up pockets as it separates from teeth. Bacteria then move into these open spaces and can destroy tooth support structure. Come see us or give us a call to see how we can help you in your fight against gum disease.
Badly damaged teeth can inhibit your ability to chew and speak comfortably and may lead to other teeth shifting into improper positions. Take back your smile and your life with safe and effective dental implants.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth can cause infection, crowding, or decay in your mouth and are not integral to the structure of your mouth. A quick and painless extraction can fix these issues and restore the health and appearance of your teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal involves gently removing the nerve tissue of a tooth and sealing the canals with a special rubberlike material. After root canal therapy the tooth will not be able to feel temperature or pain but will maintain normal biting power and sensation.
Aside from the impact on your oral health, sleep apnea has tremendous effects on your overall health. Since not enough oxygen is getting into the lungs, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease can result. These diseases can lead to a stroke or heart attack. We can help comfortably treat your moderate sleep apnea by using a customized night guard.
Sleep testing can be done in your own home and is simple, comfortable, and reliable. We will receive the results of your sleep test in a few days and if your results are mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, Oral Appliance therapy might work for you. The most severe patients are best helped with CPAP, however, non-compliant severe patients should consider a comfortable, effective Oral Appliance.
At HoHoKus Dental Associates, our goal is to find the correct care and treatment for all patients by working together with many local physicians for proper diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea. We want our patients to sleep better, feel better and live a healthier life!
HDA Sleep Appliance
According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, oral appliances are a front-line treatment for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer oral appliances to Continuoues Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), who does not respond to CPAP, who are not candidates for CPAP, or who fail treatment attempts with CPAP or behavorial measures such as weight loss or sleep positiion change.
Neuromuscular dentistry uses modern technology to assess the function or dysfunction of the jaw and creating the optimum bite and a new beautiful smile. Not only can you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, but this treatment can also pinpoint the source of your headaches, ear congestion, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, jaw clenching or teeth grinding, jaw joint pain, and even nervousness or insomnia.
*For dental emergencies, please call the office.