At Dental Creations, LLC in Medford, New Jersey, our focus is not just on oral health, but on a patient’s overall health. Medford dentist, Dr. Poorva Parnaik believes strongly in the connections between a healthy mouth and a healthy body and she helps her patients achieve the best oral health with medical health goals in mind.
Our new patient exams include a consultation with Dr. Parnaik to review your dental and health history including family history, exercise habits, nutrition, and health goals. At no additional cost and with your permission, Dr. Parnaik will have a phone consultation with your family physician to inform them about your dental health and discuss the potential risk factors for your overall health.
How often should I visit the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that patients visit the dentist every six months to help ensure the best possible dental hygiene. This also helps any problems to be detected in their early stages, giving patients the best possible chance of effective treatment and minimizing necessary interventions.
Preventive Dentistry: What to Expect
Most preventive dentistry visits to our Medford dental office will include regular cleanings to prevent plaque buildup. These cleanings reach a deep level of plaque removal that cannot be reach during normal at-home brushing and flossing.
Dr. Parnaik also offers a comprehensive dental examination during preventative examinations to detect any potential problems before they can cause damage. Another important aspect of preventative dentistry is establishing and maintaining a digital imaging record of each patient’s teeth. This helps to detect any structural concerns at a young age when they can be most easily addressed.
Oral Infection Screening
One of the newest aspects of our preventive care visits is a screening for oral infection and assessment of oral bacteria. Dr. Parnaik will check for bleeding points in the gums, evaluate the color and texture of gums and measure periodontal pockets. She also uses a special disclosing agent to identify where bacteria are concentrated.
A culture of biofilm will be taken and sent to a laboratory to determine which types of bacteria are present and what their levels are. If high levels of harmful bacteria are evident, Dr. Parnaik will prescribe a special antibiotic rinse to bring bacteria levels into balance. This treatment is very effective for managing gingivitis and gum disease as well as halitosis (bad breath).
Dr. Parnaik has incorporated some of the latest technology to aid in early detection and prevention of common dental concerns:
- DIAGNOdent, laser dental cavity detection
- VELscope, oral cancer detection
- Digital dental x-rays
- Intraoral Camera
- Tek-scan, digital occlusal analysis
Visit Our Medford, NJ Dental Office
Dr. Parnaik offers her patients the most comprehensive preventative dental treatments possible to ensure a lifetime of exceptional dental health. She believes strongly that a comfortable and trusted relationship with your dentist is crucial to the best overall health.
If you are looking for a family dentist in Medford, NJ, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parnaik. Call 609.365.0673 or request a consultation online.