Good dental health is critical to maintaining your overall health and welfare. Keeping teeth in optimal shape so that they can function optimally while looking their best and protecting the gums against diseases that can cause tooth and bone loss is the job of our dentist in Eatontown, Dr. Laura Branigan, DMD. A dentist has two functions in protecting your dental health, preventing tooth decay and disease and restoring the teeth and gums whenever problems do occur. Dr. Branigan and our entire staff are dedicated to delivering these services in a caring, compassionate, stress-free environment where the patient’s needs and concerns always come first.
Our dentist in Eatontown performs a full range of general, cosmetic and restorative dental services. Our practice has developed a preventative program designed to protect your teeth and gums free of decay and disease. The preventative program is a partnership between our patients and our practice. Our patients are responsible for the daily care of their teeth, brushing, flossing and using dental rinses; they are also responsible for regularly coming into our office. On our part our doctor conducts regular checkups where she will use physical and radiographic examinations to check the structure of the teeth, gums and jaw as well as look for developing decay, check for signs of gum disease including measuring any pockets that have developed between the teeth and gums and screen for oral cancers. Our practice also recommends tooth and gum cleanings twice a year during which our hygienist will scrape the tartar and plaque from around and between the teeth and along the gum line that daily brushing can’t remove before it can cause decay and gum disease. Our hygienist will also polish the teeth as part of the cleaning appointment so they look and feel clean.
If a problem does arise with your teeth or decay does occur despite our joint best efforts to prevent it our dentist in Eatontown will use the latest in dental technology and technique to restore the tooth to its normal functioning, even if that entails removing the tooth and replaces it with a functional, good looking alternative tooth. Good dental health depends on all the teeth being in good condition and free of decay, chips, cracks and underlying problems. An individual tooth that is problematic can cause pain and affect the functioning of the teeth around it, so our office looks at the whole mouth as a unit even when restoring a single tooth whether through the use of crowns, veneers, cavity fillings, dental implants, endodontic and periodontal treatments or bridges and dentures. Please join us in helping to protect and preserve your dental health by making an appointment with our office.