Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  
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Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
February 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleanings  

Your oral hygiene routine is probably something that is completely second nature to you. Brushing and flossing in the morning and night is so deeply rooted in many peoples’ daily routines that they often do not think too much more about it. However, even the most dedicated of brushers may miss a spot sometimes. Regular dental cleanings keep your teeth happy and healthy for years to come. That Teeth Cleaning is why it is important to visit Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway, NJ.

What can I expect during a cleaning? 
Bacteria from everyday things like food and drinks build up on the teeth if it is not removed. Brushing and flossing may remove some of this bacteria, but if any is left behind, such as in a hard-to-reach area, it turns to plaque. The soft plaque, in turn, becomes hard tartar, which causes tooth decay and gum disease. Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar and polish the teeth to a shiny finish. Application of fluoride onto the teeth helps prevent tooth decay in its earliest forms. If necessary, sealants, thin layers of protective plastic, are applied to the teeth to protect them from outside elements and prevent cavities.

Do I need a special appointment for a cleaning? 
Teeth cleanings usually take place during a regular dental checkup, meaning no special, separate appointment is necessary. However, if you are diagnosed with gum disease, more aggressive teeth cleaning methods may be necessary. Periodontal treatment or “deep” cleanings sometimes require additional appointments at your Galloway, NJ dental office.

Why do I need to see my dentist twice a year? 
The first and foremost reason for visiting your dentist twice a year is to prevent issues with your mouth and teeth. Caught early, conditions like gum disease, tooth decay and cavities are easily treated. If left untreated, these conditions can cause complications which result in complex procedures or even tooth and bone loss. Additionally, biannual dental cleanings keep your teeth healthy and clean.

For more information on teeth cleanings and regular dental checkups, please contact Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway, NJ. Call 609-652-9020 to schedule your appointment today.

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529 S. New York Rd.,
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-9020

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