Dr. Bassil, speaks on the importance of routine dental checkups.
How often do you go for your dental checkup? We got to speak with a Bridgewater Dentist, Dr. Bassil, on the importance of routine dental checkups. Dr. Bassil from Bridgewater Family Dental in New Jersey has been in practice for 22 years. He sees up to 40 patients a day whose ages range between 4 and 90 years old. When it comes to dental checkups, dentists suggest that patients should make an appointment every six months. During these appointments, a routine check for gum disease is done. “You could have the most beautiful teeth, but if your gums and bones are not healthy, then you will lose all of your teeth,” according to Dr. Bassil. Other important checkups that occur are cavity and infection checks. When the cavities are small, then it can be easily cleaned with a simple filling. However, for patients who do not come in for their routine visit, their cavities can progressively become more considerable, leading them to need a root canal. Not only is it a more extended procedure to get this treated, but is it also costlier.
Moreover, some believe that if they practice good dental hygiene, such as brushing their teeth after every meal and flossing, they do not need to come in every six months. But Dr. Bassil has confirmed that everyone should always get their dental checks routinely. Even if one follows good dental hygiene, “some patients may have issues and not notice any symptoms,” according to Dr. Bassil.
It has become more of an issue currently, with many dental offices being closed due to COVID-19. Dr. Bassil stated, “The longer dental practices remain closed to preventative care and treatment for early forms of dental disease; the more likely the patient’s untreated disease will progress, increasing the complexity and cost for treatment down the road.” When minor issues are left untreated, not only can these issues go to the roots of their teeth, it can also harm the rest of their body.
Therefore, not getting a routine six-month dental checkup won’t only affect your teeth or mouth, but it can also change and be harmful to one’s general health. Not only is it essential to follow proper dental hygiene daily, but patients must follow up with their dentist and go in for checkups. The health of your teeth, gums, and mouth is vital, but the one’s overall health is essential, and Dr. Bassil and his office states that “The overall goal of their office is to improve the general health of patients by improving their dental health.”
INLAYS & ONLAYS
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile.
A bridge a device used to replace missing teeth attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth.
Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
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Dr. Marwan Bassil
Dentist Marwan Bassil, DMD; practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry in Bridgewater, NJ, with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, bridges, sleep apnea, and clear braces. Dr. Marwan Bassil can correct a wide variety of permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile!