Here at Broadway Dental Arts in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we understand that you may have questions about dental health and procedures. We have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about dentistry to help you become more informed and comfortable with the care you receive. If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What should I do to maintain good dental health?

Maintain a routine of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and visiting our dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

How often should I visit the dentist?

It is recommended to visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. Depending on your specific dental needs, we may suggest more frequent visits.

At what age should dental care begin?

Dental care should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, typically around six months. It is recommended that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by their first birthday.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Common signs include red, swollen or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath and loose or separating teeth.

How can I prevent cavities?

You can reduce the risk of cavities by brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly, reducing sugary snacks and drinks, and visiting us regularly for professional cleanings and fluoride treatments.

What is the difference between a dental bridge and a dental implant?

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by anchoring to adjacent teeth. A dental implant involves placing a titanium post into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth, topped with a crown for a natural look.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Contact our office immediately if you experience severe pain, swelling or trauma. For severe cases, such as uncontrollable bleeding or jaw injuries, visit the emergency room.

What should I expect during my first visit?

Your first visit will involve a comprehensive dental exam, cleaning (if needed), and a discussion of your dental and medical history. Our team will also outline any additional treatments you might need.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when performed by a professional or using approved over-the-counter products, teeth whitening is safe. However, it is important to follow directions and discuss with our office to ensure suitability for your teeth.

How do I choose the right type of toothbrush?

Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid damaging your gums. Consider an electric toothbrush for more efficient cleaning, especially if you have difficulty brushing effectively with a manual toothbrush.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Metehan Sen or Dr. Sadettin Sen, please contact us at 201-797-8600. We are here to assist you in achieving and maintaining optimal dental health.