Dr. Ronald Petrosky, One of "America's Top Dentist" in Little Egg Harbor - Tuckerton offering South Jersey Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, Dental Implants- New Jersey, CEREC Crowns/ Onlays- New Jersey, Laser Periodontal Therapy (Lanap) of New Jersey, Lumineers-New Jersey, Laser Dentistry-New Jersey, Cosmetic and General Dentistry-New Jersey also serving Galloway, Manahawkin, Long Beach Island, Barnegat, Forked River, Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, and Manalapan Area.
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Preventive Maintenance Program At Tuckerton Dental

Our patients at Tuckerton Dental are always encouraged to get a dental cleaning & check up every three to six months. Tobacco, alcohol consumption, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the factors that Dr. Petrosky takes into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning & check up. A cleaning will usually consist of the following:

  • Scaling, often done by hand to or remove plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces.
  • Root Planning, or clean perio (early signs of gum disease) pockets to stop further gum problems.
  • Polish (used to remove heavy stains if any) with a rubber cup and polishing paste on the surface of the teeth.

Going to us for your regular check ups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities. The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit Tuckerton Dental on a regular basis. Here are…

10 Good Reasons to Visit Tuckerton Dental For A Checkup and Cleaning!

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

1. To Prevent Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, your dentist and hygienist are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable of diagnosed early. At Tuckerton Dental we use the Velscope® hand held device with its tissue fluorescence for early detection.

2. To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups, flossing daily, and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.

3. To Help Maintain Good Physical Health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning at least every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes. Also we will monitor your blood pressure.

4. To Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental check ups and cleanings, brushing, and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function, better self estimate, and ultimately better general health.

5. To Detect Dental Problems Early
Dr. Petrosky and his hygienist will be able to detect ant early signs of problems with your teeth or gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery, and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.

6. To Maintain Good Oral Health
Your dental hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental check ups. If you are falling off track with your oral hygiene, Dr. Petrosky will help put you back on the right path.

7. To Use Your Dental Insurance Plan
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene. Also, we participate with most dental plans.

8. To Create A Treatment Plan
If Dr. Petrosky diagnoses any problems in your mouth, he will most likely give you a treatment plan. This treatment plan should have the cost of each procedure that you will need, so that you can discuss financial arrangements with the front office. There are 12-18 months no interest payment plans available.

9. To Have A Bright and White Smile
Our dental hygienist Terry can remove most tobacco, coffee, and tea stains. During your cleaning, Terry will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and bright smile! Once you see the difference you will wonder why you didn't have your teeth cleaned sooner.

10. To Prevent Bad Breath
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check ups and cleanings at Tuckerton Dental are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.

So call us today at 609-296-1007…you'll be glad you did!


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Why Waterpik®

Brushing Your Teeth Is Not Enough

Even though most of us brush our teeth, half of all American adults have gum disease, which is a root cause of bad breath and tooth loss.

To help prevent gum disease, dental professionals tell us to floss daily. But many of us don't because string floss is difficult and time consuming to use.

That's why Water Pik created the Water Flosser - an Easy and More Effective Way to Floss!

  • Easy. Just point the flosser tip between your teeth and along the gumline, and let it do all the work for you.
  • Fast. Water Flossing takes only a minute a day, making it easy to improve your oral health and enjoy the cleanest, freshest mouth possible.
  • Effective. The Waterpik® Water Flosser removes the plaque and debris lurking deep between teeth and below the gumline, where it's hard to reach with traditional brushing and flossing.

The results are clinically proven - Water Flossing is up to 50% more effective than string floss and up to 80% more effective than Sonicare® Air Floss (model HX8181) for improving gum health.

#1 Brand Recommended by Dental Professionals

9 out of 10 dental professionals recommend the Waterpik® Water Flosser over other brands. That's because Waterpik® is known for unsurpassed performance and quality, with more research support than any other brand on the market.

Oral Health and Your Body

Oral health problems can affect the rest of your body and your overall health.

Clinical Research

Waterpik® oral health products are clinically proven to provide significant oral health benefits.

Specific Dental Needs

Good dental care is a must for maintaining healthy gums, protecting teeth, and preventing gum disease.

How to Floss with a Water Flosser

Using dental floss is important to your daily oral health routine. But you might hate flossing because it is awkward, difficult, or messy.

If you are looking for an effective alternative to manual or string floss, you can floss with water instead of string!

How to Use a Waterpik® Water Flosser in 8 Simple Steps

  1. Fill the reservoir with lukewarm water and place it on the base, pressing down firmly to ensure full seating.
  2. Select the tip and press firmly into the handle. If this is the first use, set the pressure control dial to high.
  3. Point the tip into the sink and turn on until water flows.
  4. Turn unit off.
  5. Adjust the pressure control (start at low pressure).
  6. Lean over the sink and place tip in mouth.
  7. Turn unit on. Close lips to prevent splashing, while allowing water to flow from mouth into sink.
  8. Start with the back teeth and pause briefly between teeth, aiming the tip just above the gumline at a 90 degree angle.

When finished, turn unit off and use the tip eject button to remove the tip. Depending on the Waterpik® Water Flosser model, you can use the in-handle pause or on/off switch to stop water flow if needed. You can also aim the tip using the rotating base. (These features are not available on all models.)

How to Clean Your Waterpik® Water Flosser

Sources: Waterpik, Inc.