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

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.

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.

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  • 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

* Alternating Fridays


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  • 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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Garden State Dental of Toms River

1200 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 276-4136