Preventive Dentistry – Morristown, NJ

How We Keep Smiles in Morristown Safe

Man in gray shirt smiling after preventive dentistry

While we naturally encourage you to brush and floss every day, it’s important to remember that professional dental care is needed if you want to keep your smile as clean and healthy as possible. Dr. Henkin can help you avoid the worst consequences of tooth decay and gum disease thanks to an array of preventive dentistry services. Most people need at least two dental checkups a year, so if you haven’t been to the dentist for at least six months, now’s a great time to reach out to us at Skyline Dental of Morristown.

Why Choose Skyline Dental of Morristown for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Practice That Puts Patient Comfort First
  • Children and Adults Both Welcomed
  • We Take All PPO Dental Insurance Plans

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman smiling at her dentist during dental checkup

You may assume that if you haven’t noticed anything wrong with your teeth, there’s no need to see the dentist. However, what you may not realize is that dental issues often start to develop without obvious symptoms. To make sure that your mouth is truly in good health, it’s important to periodically have a dental expert take a look at your teeth and other oral structures. Furthermore, we can identify areas where plaque and tartar have built up, allowing us to get rid of them before cavities have a chance to form.

Dental Sealants

Illustrated row of teeth with barely noticeable dental sealants

Many people – especially children – have a hard time reaching their molars (the teeth near the back of the mouth used for chewing) with a toothbrush. As a result, the molars tend to have a higher risk for cavities than other teeth. To keep your smile as safe as possible, we may recommend applying a thin protective coating known as a dental sealant to the molars. The sealant will harden in place and help keep the tooth safe from bacteria and anything else that might contribute to tooth decay.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a clear nightguard tray

Bruxism is a term you might hear when our team finds signs that you have been clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth. In many cases, bruxism happens at night, and it often leads to broken or worn-down enamel. Dr. Henkin can help solve this problem by giving you a protective nightguard. You simply need to wear this oral device at night to make sure that your upper and lower rows of teeth are unable to make direct contact with each other, thus keeping them safe.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Dentist examining the mouth of a dental patient

Oral cancer can be life-threatening, especially if it’s allowed to spread before it can be properly treated. The good news is that key warning signs of oral cancer can often be identified during a routine dental checkup. Dr. Henkin has been trained to keep an eye out for patches, lumps, and any other symptoms that could mean the presence of cancer. She can also help you figure out what to do next in order to get a diagnosis so that your treatment can begin sooner instead of later.

Fluoride Treatments

Young woman with fluoride treatment trays over her teeth in dental office

Many places in the United States add fluoride to their tap water, and as a result, people throughout the country enjoy a lower risk of tooth decay. It can be especially beneficial for children whose smiles are still in the middle of development. If we find that your enamel needs to be strengthened, we may suggest that you have a fluoride treatment performed at your next visit. It’s a very quick and straightforward process; you simply need to sit back and relax while we gently cover your teeth with a fluoride varnish. With this treatment, you’ll be less likely to develop a cavity before your next visit.