General Dentists in Northern New Jersey

A healthy, gorgeous smile does wonders for your self-confidence, but keeping your teeth and gums in great shape requires both a commitment to exceptional home care and help from a skilled professional. Your general or family dentist plays a critical role.

The Role of Your General Dentist

A general dentist is a primary care provider who maintains your dental health throughout your life. General family dentistry focuses on the overall health of your teeth and gums rather than any dental specialty.

What Your General Dentist Does

General dentists perform dental examinations at regular intervals to detect and treat problems as soon as they develop. They fill cavities, professionally clean your teeth, help you optimize your home dental care and treat injuries or symptoms that arise suddenly. By addressing your dental health challenges early, your dentist can help you avoid unnecessary suffering and invasive procedures.

General Dentistry Services List

Our dentists provide general dentistry services that cover virtually any common dental problem imaginable. The list below outlines our available services.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Customized Night Guards
  • Customized Sports Mouth Guards
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Extractions
  • Family Dentistry
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Full Mouth Dental Reconstruction
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Sealants
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ and TMD Treatment
  • Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease
  • How Frequently Should You Visit a Dentist?

Patients with good dental health should plan a general dental office visit about twice a year. Those who suffer from chronic dental problems or other medical conditions that affect the teeth or gums may need to see the dentist more frequently.

Dental Visit Costs and Your Insurance

The cost of your dental appointment depends on several factors including the amount of your insurance copayment and the type of care you’ll be receiving during the visit. Contact our office to obtain more information if you’re unsure about your upfront costs.

How Do I Get Help from a Great General Dentist Near Me?

You can see a caring, skilled and experienced dentist in your area by contacting our dental office directly and making an appointment.

How Long Is a Dentist General Practice Appointment?

If you’re only seeing the dentist for a follow-up or quick checkup, you may be finished in about 30 minutes or less than an hour. Extensive dental procedures or other treatments may take longer. To make sure that you allow enough time for your appointment, contact us to verify the nature of your visit.

Preparing for a Dental Visit

We want your visit with us to be positive and comfortable, so if you’re nervous, let us know. You can also be prepared by arriving on time and bringing essential information, including your insurance details, medical history and a list of your current medications.

What Happens If I Don’t Get Dental Care?

Many dental problems start out with few or no symptoms. Early detection allows your dentist to stop these conditions before they become serious. Neglecting to have a dental professional monitor the condition of your teeth and gums can result in unnecessary pain and lots of completely avoidable dental work later in life. Don’t lose your beautiful smile; contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment with a great dentist in your area.

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 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, this can be […]

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Customized Sports Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are considered as important pieces of protective gear that people use all the time to protect their oral cavities when undertaking a wide range of physical activities. Athletes and regular people alike use mouth guards to prevent oral […]

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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

Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth, and are worn by millions of Americans. Technological advancements have resulted in dentures that are lightweight and mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Most dentures are made from a combination of […]

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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 Northern New Jersey Garden State Dental dentists provide […]

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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 understand these special needs and work hard to make your child feel comfortable throughout the dental […]

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Fillings and Restorations

A tooth filling is a way of restoring a tooth damaged by decay back to its original shape and function. The dentists at Garden State Dental in Northern New Jersey will first remove the decay, clean the area and restore […]

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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 dental professionals can help. Whether your problem is the result of gum disease, TMJ, tooth loss, or […]

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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 dentist may recommend, nitrous oxide is one of the most common and frequently […]

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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 Northern New Jersey dentist will perform the screening during […]

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Oral Hygiene

The health of your smile all depends on your oral hygiene. And good hygiene depends on taking care of your teeth at home every day and seeing a dentist for professional dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. […]

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Root Canal Therapy

A Root Canal is the space inside the hard layers of each tooth. It is a tiny passageway that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the […]

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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

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD. The Northern New Jersey dentists from the Garden State Dental Group have specific training to treat TMJ. This disorder causes pain usually in front of the ear in the form of a […]

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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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