Garden State Dental of Toms River
1200 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

General Dentists in Toms River

Do you want to keep your gorgeous grin? Great dental health should never be taken for granted. Maintaining a healthy, attractive smile requires careful attention to hygiene and help from a skilled family dentist.

What Is a Family or General Dentist?

A general dentist is a medical professional who provides primary dental care for individuals and sometimes their entire families. General dentists treat patients of every age and stage of life. While some dentists specialize in specific types of dentistry, general dentists provide a wide range of dental services to cover most common dental conditions and maintain exceptional dental health through preventative care and regular exams.

What Your General Dentist Does

In general family dentistry, the focus is always on lifelong dental health. To keep teeth and gums in great shape, general dentists perform tests and exams, clean and polish teeth, fill cavities, repair enamel damage, perform dental procedures to protect teeth or treat disease and teach patients to floss and brush correctly. They also treat acute problems such as toothaches and dental injuries.

Complete General Dentistry Services

We offer a complete range of general dentistry services to keep our patients’ dental health in fabulous condition. Details are listed below.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Customized Night Guards
  • Customized Sports Mouth Guards
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Extractions
  • Family Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Sealants
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ and TMD Treatment
  • Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease

How Often Should Patients Visit Their Dentists?

If your dental health is good, make general dental office visits twice each year for routine exams and cleanings. However, if you have poor dental health or medical conditions that may affect your teeth and gums, you may need to see your dentist more often. Call us for more information.

Will It Cost Much to See the Dentist?

Although standard fees may apply, your overall cost is also affected by your insurance plan and what types of treatments and tests you may need. If you’re concerned about the cost of an upcoming visit, call us for details.

How Can I Find a General Dentist Near Me?

Our office can connect you with caring, experienced and skilled general dentists in your area. Simply give us a call. We’ll help you find the perfect provider and schedule your appointment.

What Is the Average Length of a Dentist Appointment?

For a dentist general practice visit, 30 minutes to one hour is the average. This applies to routine checkups and brief exams. Keep in mind if you need extensive dental work or other procedures, your appointment time may be much longer. When possible, we will provide an estimate of your appointment length when you schedule a visit.

Preparing for a Dentist Visit

A little preparation can make your appointment much smoother. First, arrive on time. Bring a list of your current medications and medical conditions. Have your insurance information ready. If you feel nervous about seeing the dentist or suffer from dental anxiety, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We want to make your visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

What Happens to People Who Won’t Go to the Dentist?

Sadly, many people avoid getting routine dental exams, and it causes years of unnecessary suffering, embarrassment and financial strain. Detecting and treating dental problems early when symptoms aren’t obvious is the key to preventing severe disease and tooth loss in the future. If you address problems now, you won’t have to pay for dental restorations or expensive, time-consuming surgical procedures later. Contact our office today to get your dental health on the right track.

Bad Breath Treatment

If you’re concerned about bad breath, talk to a dentist at Garden State Dental about treatment. In some cases, halitosis, the clinical name for bad breath, doesn’t respond to the usual remedies such as antibacterial mouthwashes or special toothpastes. Seeking […]

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Customized Night Guards

At Garden State Dental of Toms River we can help protect your smile, even as you sleep! Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, called bruxism, can happen while you sleep. If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, […]

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Customized Sports Mouth Guards

You’ve probably heard the expression, ”Put your money where your mouth is.” Nowhere is this truer than when playing sports. Medical and dental care resulting from a direct hit to the mouth or the loss of a tooth can be […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids.

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Dentures

Aside from chewing your food, your teeth perform several functions, one of which is to maintain the proper structure of your jaw. When you lose teeth, your facial structure can change and you may have difficulty speaking and chewing; you […]

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Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies happen all the time and they can be very stressful, but incidents such as chipped tooth or bitten tongue usually look much worse than they actually are. There are certain measures you can take in these cases to […]

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Extractions

Having a tooth pulled may not be pleasant, but it’s often necessary–either to make way for a permanent tooth, or when a tooth becomes infected, decayed, or otherwise jeopardizes your health. Our Toms River Garden State Dental of Toms River […]

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Family Dentistry

With regard to child dental care, children have special needs that are best addressed by a qualified dentist. The dentists at Garden State Dental of Toms River understand these special needs and work hard to make your child feel comfortable […]

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Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction

If you have severe dental problems that make you feel uncomfortable about your smile or the way you look, your Garden State Dental of Toms River dental professionals can help. Whether your problem is the result of gum disease, TMJ, […]

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Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry

For those who fear going to the dentist, N2O sedation can be a smart solution. Although there are many different types of sedation your Garden State Dental of Toms River dentist may recommend, nitrous oxide is one of the most […]

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Oral Cancer Screening

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Toms River dentist will perform the screening during your […]

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Oral Hygiene

Everyone wants to have a healthy smile, but few people understand that this demands two important elements. The first is maintaining a good hygiene routine at home. The second is making regular visits to a dentist for dental checkups and […]

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Root Canal Therapy

In many cases, a root canal, more appropriately called endodontic treatment, is the most effective way to save a tooth that has become decayed, infected, or traumatized in some way. Rather than extract the offending tooth, a root canal treatment […]

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Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids.

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Snore Guards

Snoring not only disrupts the sleep of others in your household, it often keeps the snorer from a restful night’s sleep as well. If you suspect snoring may be causing you to lose sleep at night, ask your Garden State […]

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TMJ and TMD Treatment

It’s estimated that ten million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a common condition affecting the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ typically causes pain in the jaw, face, and neck area that may radiate […]

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Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects more than three-quarters of all Americans over the age of 35. This number includes those exhibiting symptoms of any phase of the disease–from early stage gingivitis and beyond.

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone from the front desk to the dental hygienist to the dentist were very informative and professional. I am very glad I chose Garden StateDental as my dentist.
Kevin D.
Garden state dental is the best dentist office I’ve ever been too. The office is very clean and the staff are all very friendly. They are pretty efficient with sticking to schedule […]
Danielle H.
Arrived at appointed time and taken immediately. No waiting. Dr. Aiello did an excellent job again
Leonard W.
Great staff! Love it here!
Shaelan S.
I’m so glad we switched to garden state dental! Love the smaller office feel and the entire staff is friendly and welcoming. We just brought my 3 year old daughter to her first appointment and it […]
Vanessa P.
I would recommend Garden State Dental to anyone who is looking for a new or to change their current. My experiences with everyone there has been nothing but exceptional. My “fears” of […]
Diane P.
Staff is always friendly ! I’ve been coming here for many years and can’t imagine going anywhere else !
Alexa C.
There are so kind and always answer my questions. I just got my Invisalign today and I love it. Their the best !!
Micaela C.
I would highly recommend Garden State Dental – the staff are friendly and accommodating, and they make going to the dentist a pleasant experience.
Dawn D.
Everyone in the office is always courteous and kind and always greet you with a smile the doctors and the staff are very nice and caring always makes you feel comfortable
Kathleen S.
Love it here. Everyone is extremely friendly and very gentle :-)
Alex N.
We all love Dr. Mike and his staff. They are soft spoken to the kids so the kids always feel comfortable and calm. We completely trust this office and will definitely recommend to others.
Angeline D.
Absolutely LOVE this office! Everyone is very friendly but still professional-and what would we do without Kathy and Dr. Aiello?
Dawn D.
We have been patients here for years and they are hand down the best. great practice!
Lee S.
Thanks for all you do! My boys have beautiful smiles because of Dr. Mike and the great staff at Garden State Dental! Thanks for being so accommodating and compassionate too.
Peggy R.
Friendly and efficient front desk. Dr. Aiello is the best! Always listens to your concerns and is very accommodating to your needs.
Janet G.
I am a new client to Garden State Dental due to insurance change and I am so happy I made the switch! All the staff is friendly and inviting to the office. My hygienist Cassie in particular was the […]
Alyssa W.
The office is well located, clean, and the staff is very friendly!
David B.
The doctors and staff at Garden State Dental in Toms River are amazing! Highly recommend them! I was experiencing pain on a Wednesday morning and they fit me in as a new patient the next day at 4pm. […]
Laura M.
The entire staff is very friendly. initially the entire procedure was fully explained as well as payment info. Dr. Mike was the best, no pain during three extractions Going back today for follow up
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Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Alternating Fridays

Phone: (732) 276-4136
Fax: (732) 240-3152
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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