Preventive Dentistry | Avenel & Woodbridge Township

Avoid Cavities, Prevent Gum Disease

At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, our expert team uses advanced preventive dentistry techniques to ensure you don’t develop dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.

Dr. Aquino and our expert team will take care of your trouble spots so you always have a strong, healthy smile that’s ready to be shown off.

One-Stop Preventive Shop

For All Your Dental Needs

Brushing and flossing every day is essential to keeping your smile healthy. But the truth is that these practices can’t clean all of the surfaces in your mouth. That’s where regular checkups and cleanings can help.

With just two quick appointments each year at our Avenel office, you can help ensure that you prevent any dental issues from developing into larger problems.

At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, we provide a one-stop shop of preventive dental services to help you and your family get and maintain the beautiful, healthy, long-lasting smiles you deserve, including:

  • Dental examinations
  • In-house hygiene & cleanings
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Gum disease therapy
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Nightguards for teeth grinding
orthodontist avenel

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Most oral healthcare problems have very minor symptoms during their earliest stages, meaning you may not even notice them!

To prevent these issues from sneaking up on you and becoming worse, you need to prioritize your biannual professional checkup. Our team’s trained eyes can spot dental issues right away, allowing us to take care of them before you develop pain or damage.

Plus, you’ll also receive a cleaning with our advanced in-house hygiene system, which will not only refresh your smile but also drastically cut down on your risk of cavities.

Children’s Dentistry

Dr. Aquino and Dr. Lai love welcoming young Avenel patients into our dental office and showing them that dentistry is nothing to worry about. As parents themselves, they have the patience and the skills to help even the most nervous child stay comfortable in the chair.

Our White Oak Dental & Orthodontics team can safeguard your child’s growing smile from the most common oral health issues while also teaching them about hygiene and diet so they form healthy habits as soon as possible.

Fluoride Treatment

You don’t have to look far to find fluoride, as it’s added to most oral healthcare products as well as public water sources. That’s because this mineral fortifies the teeth upon contact, making the enamel more resistant to decay.

As part of your cleanings with us, we’ll coat your teeth in a concentrated fluoride solution to give you an extra boost of cavity protection.

Gum Disease Therapy

Without the right care, your gums can easily develop an infection, which can cause sensitivity, swelling, bleeding, loose teeth, and even tooth loss.

At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, Dr. Aquino and our expert team can spot signs of gum disease and target the infection with effective periodontal treatment so your teeth and gums remain healthy and pain-free.

Learn More

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is easy to treat when detected early. But it’s often not discovered until the condition has become quite advanced, which is why it has a relatively high mortality rate.

During your checkups, we’ll perform a thorough oral cancer screening so this disease never has a chance to catch you or a loved one off guard. If we find a suspicious growth or discolored patch of tissue, we can organize for a biopsy and diagnosis right away.

Nightguards for Teeth Grinding

Do your days always start with a sore jaw or headache? If so, then you may be clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep — a condition known as bruxism.

Bruxism can slowly wear down your teeth and strain your facial muscles — but a simple nightguard can put a stop to it. Wear this custom-made mouthpiece to bed to put a soft but sturdy barrier between your rows of teeth to prevent them from touching or grinding against each other.

Learn More

orthodontist avenel