General & Preventative Dentistry Protect Your Smile & Prevent Decay
  • A beautiful smile begins with general dentistry
  • Your smile will thrive with professional cleanings
  • Join our Membership Club to save on preventative care

General & Preventative Dentistry in Clark, NJ

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General and preventative dentistry services are to your oral health what a solid foundation is to your home. You need Clark, NJ general and preventative dentistry just like your home needs a solid foundation to remain strong and stable. That is why the team at Gary I. Borker, DMD recommends that you visit us twice a year for a checkup. Doing so will help you:

  • Catch and treat small oral problems before they worsen
  • Enjoy peace of mind about your oral health
  • Gain the confidence needed to socialize without fear of embarrassment
  • Potentially avoid painful dental emergencies
  • Reduce the chances you will need restorative dental work in the future

Call our office today at 732-646-6473 to schedule an appointment. Take good care of your smile so that it helps you look your best! We are open as late as 7:30 p.m. for easy scheduling.

Do not let a lack of insurance keep you from getting regular exams and cleanings. When you join our Membership Club, you simply pay a small monthly fee that covers the cost of these important services. Plus, you will save on other services, including restorative and cosmetic treatments.

Keep Your Smile Healthy & Bright With General Dentistry Treatments

It would be difficult to maintain a radiant smile if you didn’t visit the dentist for regular cleanings and exams. It would be like never doing any sort of maintenance on your home. Eventually, it will start to deteriorate and things will begin to break. The same is true of your smile. At our office, we educate you on the best ways to care for your smile. We also focus on preventive care, to stop problems before they start.

You’ll find several types of general dentistry to help you keep your smile looking great:

  • Dental Cleanings – We will use ultrasonic cleaning equipment to get rid of plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.
  • Dental Exams – We use advanced technology including electronic cavity detectors, intraoral cameras, and digital X-rays to identify problems in their earliest stages. We complete an oral cancer screening, which includes a nonsurgical biopsy, at each exam.
  • Oral Hygiene Education – Part of your checkup includes education on how to improve your oral hygiene. Dr. Borker will share personalized tips based on the current state of your smile as well as your unique lifestyle and needs.
  • Preventive Treatments – If necessary, we will apply dental sealants to the chewing surfaces of your teeth, protecting them against harmful bacteria. Dr. Borker will also use fluoride treatments to give your teeth an extra layer of defense against cavities.
  • Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment – We will “deep clean” around your gumline to remove built-up plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
  • Athletic Mouthguards – If you play sports, we can make you a professional athletic guard that keeps your teeth, gums, lips, and cheeks safe from injury.
  • Bruxism Guard – For patients with bruxism, we can create a custom bite guard that acts like a cushion between your teeth.
  • Dry Mouth Treatment – Dr. Borker can make recommendations for specialty products to help your mouth feel better.
  • Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment – Our team can do periodontal treatment to target the cause of your bad breath. Our dentist can also make product recommendations and offer you hygiene tips.

Call the office of Gary I. Borker, DMD today to schedule an appointment. Make sure your smile stays in the best shape possible with Clark, NJ general and preventative dentistry. You can also make an appointment online.

Common Questions About General & Preventative Dentistry

What is general dentistry?

Maintaining a beautiful smile and optimal oral health is the primary goal of general dentistry. We offer several services to achieve this, including dental cleanings and exams, gum disease treatment, preventive treatments like fluoride application and dental sealants, and custom-made mouthguards for athletes or teeth grinders. Regular dental care is crucial in preserving the health and beauty of your smile.

What foods are healthy for my teeth?

Food healthy for your teeth includes those high in calcium and phosphorus, such as dairy products, leafy greens, and almonds. High-fiber foods like fruits and vegetables can help clean teeth and stimulate saliva production. As a result, it helps neutralize acids in the mouth. Crunchy fruits and vegetables, like apples and carrots, can help scrape away plaque and massage gums. Finally, drinking plenty of water can help rinse away food particles and acids that can cause tooth decay.

Can I prevent cavities?

Brushing with a toothpaste that contains fluoride at least two times a day is essential in preventing cavities, as is daily flossing. Limiting the amount of sugary or highly acidic foods in your diet is also helpful. If you are unable to brush after meals, rinsing out your mouth with water is a good way to help wash away the food debris and bacteria that cause cavities. Ask your dental team about fluoride and sealants, two treatments that can make your teeth less cavity-prone.