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Preventive Dentistry Specialist

Louis B. Conte, DDS -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Conte Dentistry

Louis B. Conte, DDS

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Red Bank, NJ

Preventive care is the best way to protect your smile from damage and decay. Louis Conte, DDS, and the dental professionals at Conte Dentistry in Red Bank, New Jersey, perform several preventive dentistry services to protect the health of your teeth and gums. Preventive dentistry minimizes your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. To schedule a visit with the team, call Conte Dentistry or book online now.

Preventive Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry protects your teeth and gums from damage and decay through noninvasive care. Dental cleanings, brushing and flossing, and a balanced diet are all examples of preventive services that protect your oral health. 

Essential for keeping your mouth healthy, preventive dentistry can save you time, money, and pain in the future. With preventive care, you can stop damage before it starts.

What are the most common services in preventive dentistry?

Some of the many preventive services the team performs at Conte Dentistry include:

Dental cleanings

Bi-annual dental cleanings are essential to preventive dentistry. During these visits, the team evaluates your oral health, takes X-rays, and cleans your teeth and gums. They may also make recommendations regarding your oral hygiene, diet, and more.

Oral cancer screenings

An oral cancer screening is an exam that checks for signs of cancer. The team examines your mouth for abnormal growths and sores. If they find a growth that needs further examination, they may take a tissue sample.

Dental sealants

A dental sealant is a solution the team applies to your tooth to protect it from cavities. At Conte Dentistry, the team often recommends sealants for children who are at risk of developing cavities on certain teeth.

Athletic mouthguards

If you or your child plays sports, a custom-made athletic mouthguard can protect teeth and gums from damage.

Night guards

Teeth grinding can erode your teeth, while temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) causes pain and discomfort in the joints that connect your jaw to your skull. Both disorders are painful and potentially dangerous for your oral health.

A custom-fit night guard can relieve pressure from your jaw joints and prevent teeth grinding to protect your teeth from damage.

How can I protect my oral health at home?

There are several steps you can take to minimize your risk of tooth decay and gum disease at home, including:

  • Brush and floss twice a day
  • Use a fluoride-based toothpaste
  • Avoid sugar and acidic foods
  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Schedule bi-annual dental visits
  • Try a soft-bristled toothbrush

To learn more about the preventive dentistry services available at Conte Dentistry, call or schedule an appointment online today.