Preventive dentistry means caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. Being proactive about dental care helps you maintain healthier teeth and gums, which means that you’re more likely to remain pain-free and healthy. By keeping the teeth, gums, and mouth as healthy as possible, you can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other uncomfortable issues. Your oral health is also linked to your overall health. So, having a healthy mouth through preventive dental care can also help you have a healthier body overall.

Preventive Dentistry

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?

Through preventive dentistry, Dr. Onatsky can detect dental problems and treat them before they cause serious complications. Preventive dentistry starts at the dental office and continues with you at home. Together we’ll develop a schedule for your regular dental checkups, cleanings, and proper oral hygiene at home, taking into account any pre-existing medical conditions or disorders. Your beautiful smile and great health start here.

Preventive Services

Teeth Cleaning

Having your teeth cleaned by a hygienist every 4-6 months is a must in preventing tooth decay and periodontal issues. New Century Dental’s professional teeth cleaning thoroughly and gently removes any bacteria and plaque from your teeth, keeping your teeth shiny clean and helping you avoid serious and costly oral health issues.

TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder usually occurs due to teeth grinding or excessive jaw clenching because of stress, trauma, or other factors. It can lead to wear on your teeth, pain in the jaw, ringing in the ears, and other jaw problems. TMJ Treatment is aimed at correcting any inappropriate tooth to tooth contact, adjusting your bite to minimize destructive forces on the teeth, muscles, and joints. Contact us to learn more about bruxism and New Century Dental’s TMJ Treatment.

Fluoride Treatment

Dr. Alex Onatsky’s fluoride treatment is the process by which minerals are deposited into your teeth to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is proven to fortify teeth against bacteria and provide substantial protection for your teeth and gums.

Snoring Treatment

Is your snoring keeping you and your partner awake? New Century Dental offers snoring treatment for patients concerned that their snoring may be affecting their sleep and overall health. To learn more about how treatment for your snoring can help improve your quality of life, contact our practice today.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you snore loudly when you sleep on your back, you may have sleep apnea (OSA). With OSA breathing may stop and start sporadically through the night due to excess tissue in the airway. Sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep, leave you drowsy, dry-mouthed, and irritable throughout the day. In serious cases, it can even threaten your life. New Century Dental can help. Contact us to learn more about treatment for sleep apnea and our oral appliance therapy.

Oral Cancer Screening

New Century Dental in Brooklyn can help identify areas of abnormal cells in your mouth in order to screen and detect mouth cancer early, giving you a greater chance for a cure. During your oral cancer screening, Dr. Alex Onatsky will perform an examination of the mouth to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions. Contact us to learn more.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are like raincoats for your teeth. These thin, protective coatings adhere to the chewing surface of your back teeth to reduce the risk of decay in addition to brushing and flossing. Since children in particular are especially susceptible to dental problems, dental sealants can go a long way in providing additional protection from cavities and decay. Contact New Century Dental office to learn more.

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