Tenafly Preventive Dentistry

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Preventive dental care is essential throughout your life, no matter what your age is. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with our office, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come.

Here are a few simple ways you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!
  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

Printable instructions >

Brushing instructions

Brushing: Step 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree
angle to your gum.

Brushing: Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing
surfaces of each tooth.

Brushing: Step 4

Use the tip of your brush for the inner
surface of your front teeth.

Flossing instructions

Flossing: Step 1

Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.

Flossing: Step 2

Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one
inch of floss between your teeth.

Flossing: Step 3

Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

Flossing: Step 4

Slide the floss up and down,
and repeat for each tooth.

  • Eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid extra-sugary treats. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.
  • Remember to schedule regular checkups with us every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.
  • Ask Dr. Julia or Dr. Jerry about dental sealants: protective plastic coatings that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.
  • If you play sports, be sure to ask us about special mouthguards designed to protect your smile.

If it’s been six months since your last dental checkup, then it’s time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!

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Michal Towber
Michal Towber
Staff is extremely friendly and service is great
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Bogdano Morarri
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Josue Molina
Tenafly Dental Spa is great. From the hygienist to Dr Jerry. They explained every move and why on my teeth. Definitely enjoyed my visit
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Toni Kim
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Pamela Farmilette
Fantastic experience and I really don’t like the dentist. From the the staff to Dr. Jerry it was an overall great experience.
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Lauro Campoverde
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Anthony R
Anthony R
This place is amazing and the staff are always friendly and a pleasure to be with. 10/10 recommend.
lisa chamarro
lisa chamarro
I’ve been coming to this dental office for 20 years. I absolutely love Dr Julia and her staff. So professional snd they truly care. Looking forward to many more years with them. Dr Nathan Is also amazing
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