Cleanings & Prevention in Hackensack, NJ

Image of beautiful red head girl smilingWhen your smile looks and feels fine, preventive dental appointments can fall by the wayside. The fact is, visiting the dentist for routine care is vital for your oral health and overall well-being. At Family Dental Associates of NJ, Dr. Joshua Tuzman, and his team understand the importance of helping you and your loved ones maintain optimal dental health.

We believe in providing preventive care that combines advanced technology and honesty in a compassionate, family-like environment. We only deliver treatments that we feel are truly necessary, and we never do anything you don’t fully understand. With detailed exams, professional dental cleanings, patient education, and other related services, our team can help you achieve your best and healthiest smile yet!

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to assist you with whatever you need. We can help schedule an appointment or educate you about the financial aspects of treatment. We do our best to help you make the most informed decisions about your care. Is it time for your next dental exam and cleaning? If so, contact Family Dental Associates of NJ today! We proudly serve all ages in Hackensack, NJ.


Dental Prevention Services Designed for Every Smile

Our entire team is here to help protect every aspect of your smile. Dr. Tuzman offers a full range of preventive services for detecting, diagnosing, and treating dental concerns. With many years of experience and advanced, in-house technology, our team can address issues before they can compromise your overall health. Most of our preventive services can be customized to meet the unique needs of your family.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

Additionally, we also provide treatments using only beautiful, durable, and body-safe materials. For example, our team offers porcelain veneers for addressing multiple aesthetic smile concerns all at once.

What Happens During Preventive Visits?

Image of young woman in dental officeFrom the very moment you arrive at our office, we ensure you feel safe, relaxed, and at home. Dr. Tuzman takes time to get to know you and your smile personally. This includes understanding your unique oral health goals, needs, and concerns. During consultations, we review your medical and dental health history and discuss any concerns you have. Our team likes to go the extra mile, making sure you feel comfortable and less anxious.

New patients get a series of digital and panoramic x-rays taken. These powerful diagnostic tools provide us with detailed images of your teeth, gums, jaws, and other facial structures. We search for any underlying issues unseen with the naked eye. This information is valuable for creating accurate planning and treatment recommendations.

During exams, we use intraoral cameras that display images of your smile in real-time. These hand-held tools provide clear and precise digital photos so that you can see everything for yourself.

Why are Preventive Treatments Important?

Image of African American man brushing teeth at homePrevention isn’t just for helping children avoid tooth decay or protect adults from gum disease. Professional preventive care is vital for achieving good oral health, so you and your loved ones can enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles throughout your life.

For example, preventive care focuses on protecting your general health by detecting and treating dental concerns. Catching concerns early increases the chances of preserving your natural smile and overall well-being.

With our background knowledge and your medical and genetic health history, we can analyze and anticipate potential risks. By treating the potential risks proactively, you save both time and money.

What Does Routine Preventive Care Include?

Our team begins seeing children as young as one year old, as well as teens, adults, and seniors. We are happy to customize treatment for each member of your family. When visiting Family Dental Associates of NJ, preventive care typically includes:

Digital & Panoramic X-Rays – We take detailed pictures of your smile once a year. We can capture every aspect of your smile and facial structures and use less radiation. The images can detect deep tooth decay, tumors, cysts, and root infections.

Oral Cancer Screenings – Our team performs visual, oral cancer screenings with every visit. We do so to detect early signs, like lesions or sores. We often include complimentary oral cancer screenings with exams and dental cleanings.

Oral Health Exams – We conduct detailed exams of your smile, jaws, head, and neck. Dr. Tuzman inspects each tooth along with your gums, inner cheeks, tongue, and jaw function. The information from this exam and the x-rays help us make the most effective treatment plan possible.

Dental Cleanings – We have three skilled hygienists on staff. They perform dental cleanings with precision, attentiveness, and a gentle touch. They use special tools to remove dental plaque, tartar, and food debris from all surfaces of your teeth. We will complete your cleaning with thorough teeth polishing and flossing.

Deep Cleanings – Our hygienist also treat gum disease. Deep cleanings, also called scaling and root planing may be recommended if you have moderate to severe gum disease. We recommend maintenance cleanings every three to six months to keep gum disease symptoms under control and protect your oral health

Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Sealants and fluoride treatments can be part of your preventive treatment plan if your teeth need additional cavity protection. We offer these treatments for all ages. While some insurances may not cover these services, our team will perform them when necessary.

How Often Should I Schedule My Visits?

Dr. Tuzman and his team recommend that you visit our Hackensack office for preventive care every six months. We encourage you to continue good oral care at home. Additionally, most insurances do cover bi-annual cleanings and exams because they deem them preventive dental health services. Why not take advantage of this perk and keep yourself healthy!

Your Team for Dental Prevention in Hackensack

At Family Dental Associates of NJ, we are passionate about your overall health, happiness, and comfort. Dr. Joshua Tuzman and our team have experienced the benefits that good oral health and a beautiful smile can provide. We deliver a wide range of preventive dental treatments so you can enjoy these advantages as well! Contact us to schedule a visit for yourself or a loved one today!


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