You have the power to keep your mouth healthy. You can brush and floss daily, and you can get professional dental cleanings and exams in Mount Laurel, NJ. With regular checkups, you will feel good about:Regular care is important to maintaining you overall health Read Transcript
When you come to our office and you get your teeth cleaned, it's just a title, because we really know that we're offering so much more to our patients. We're reviewing health histories, we're checking any of their appliances, dentures, polishing them, making sure everything fits well, doing an oral cancer screening every six months that we see our patients.
Once a year, we like to update our films, the simple ones. Every three years, though, we like to do a full series. That is our standard of care and the ADA is behind me on that. With COVID having happened, we've found that there are a lot of patients that just have not been out to the dentist and such, and we understand that. But at this time, that length of time of not being seen regularly at a dentist, cavities do occur. Like rust, decay does not go away. We need to remove all of it and take care of that.
If another six months goes by, it could be the difference between just needing another filling versus now it needs a root canal and a crown. We try to help our patients to see that the value of coming in every six months for preventative dentistry is going to far outweigh what the cost could be that if one avoids dentistry for too long.
- Being cavity-free
- Preventing gum disease
- Removing surface stains from your teeth
- Having a healthy and attractive smile
No matter how often you brush, you are going to miss spots. Our Friendly Smiles Center team makes sure your teeth are clean and clear of debris when you have a professional cleaning. Call 856-359-4000 today for an appointment. With hours as late as 7 p.m., it’s easy to visit our office for an exam and cleaning after work or school.
Leave Your Exams With Shiny, Strong Teeth
Whether you are a new patient or you’ve been coming to us for decades, we want you to have a good experience during your visit. Your comfort is a top priority for us because we want you to keep coming back. After all, you deserve to have the best smile that you can!
If this is your first appointment, we’ll use our intraoral cameras to look for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. When oral cancers are found in the early stages, the survival rate is 80 to 90 percent. We never want anyone to have this disease, but we would rather find it as soon as possible if you do.
You can also expect:
- A thorough cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar buildup on and between your teeth
- A polish so your teeth can look nicer as well
- Digital X-rays (if needed) to assess and monitor your dental condition
- Fluoride treatment, if desired, to make your teeth stronger and more resistant to decay
Before you leave, Dr. Robert Chase will examine your mouth. He will double-check for any problems. If there is an issue that needs to be addressed, he can answer your questions and explain your options. We want you to make an educated decision about your treatment.Dr. Chase Details the Friendly Smiles Center's Approach to New Patients Read Transcript
So when a new patient comes to our office we spend the time to introduce ourselves offer a office tour so they can see our environment my assistant will start off by taking some films then at that point I come into the room and talk with our patients find what their needs maybe I proceed forward by doing an intra-oral that is I take a camera inside the mouth and of each area and if you will photograph those so that we can reference those and patients really find that to be interesting because one can look in the mirror and see their bottom jaw but most can't see their upper teeth especially in the back plus we were able to enlarge these many many times the normal size so that what might not appear to be a crack can actually be there and it's just a health-code diagnosed with our patients we like to kind of educate through dentistry 101 just to show you how we number teeth what the surfaces are and take a little bit of the mystery out you don't have too much information but just enough so that you're familiar with that I've been spend a few minutes to review that and put together a treatment plan and generally presented at that point.
According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 90 percent of American adults will have at least one cavity, and roughly 1 in 4 people have an untreated cavity right now. You can prevent this and other problems by getting routine checkups.
To schedule your dental cleanings and exams in Mount Laurel, NJ, contact Friendly Smiles Center at 856-359-4000. You can also . Rest assured we’ll do everything we can to keep your smile healthy and clean!