After 30 years of practicing dentistry, you can bet Dr. Denise DiBona has handled just about every dental situation possible, from prevention to repair to improvement. Those are all major reasons to visit the dentist in Red Bank, NJ. Today, let’s take a look at five reasons you should make an appointment at our office, where we always take a total approach to your oral health. If any ring a bell for you, it’s time to call us at 732-945-5343.

1. You have dental pain or discomfort.

Yes, you probably guessed this one. And you may have experienced it yourself or with a loved one. We say “pain or discomfort” because dental pain can range from mild, off-and-on pain to lingering, debilitating pain that keeps you up at night. Either way, we’re prepared to help you. We have solutions that will help with:

  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gum pain, including bleeding gums and abscesses
  • Toothaches
  • Cavities/tooth decay
  • Broken restorations
  • Broken orthodontic wires or brackets
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain in or injuries to your oral tissues, such as your tongue or cheeks

Dental emergency or not, give us a call. There is no need to suffer, and there is no need to worry that we will give you a lecture or make you feel guilty or embarrassed. We will set aside time as soon as possible to resolve the problem in a gentle, professional, and kind manner.

2. You have a smile flaw that’s bothering you.

This one you might find less obvious than oral pain. Whether you have dull, discolored teeth or crooked teeth, there’s no reason to wait any longer. You wouldn’t believe in three decades how many patients have told us that they wished they had fixed their smile imperfections sooner! If you take action now, you can enjoy more years free from those embarrassing or bothersome aspects of your smile.

The main way we handle these flaws is with cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. DiBona and our team can fix:

  • Stained teeth, even deep stains
  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Teeth with uneven surfaces or edges
  • Crooked teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Gummy smiles or individual teeth covered by too much gum tissue
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Too large or too small teeth

Did anything in that list apply to you? Is there another flaw you didn’t see there? Come in, and we’ll come up with a custom solution for you. Even if you want an entirely new, celebrity-worthy smile, we can take care of you here!

3. You have a missing tooth or missing teeth.

This is more of a problem than just a flaw or cosmetic issue with your smile. You likely know that if you have a missing tooth or even several missing teeth. Maybe you get food stuck in the space, or you have to adjust the way you chew or the foods that you eat. That’s no way to live. We want you to be free from embarrassment and trouble eating.

Maybe you aren’t embarrassed and can eat everything just fine. But consider that missing even one tooth can:

  • Cause teeth to shift and potentially loosen nearby teeth
  • Increase your risk of gum disease
  • Make you more likely to experience tooth decay
  • Affect the way you speak
  • Make you look older (particularly true if you’re missing many or all of your teeth)
  • Affect your diet to the point that you’re not getting the nutrition your body needs

Some of these things can happen slowly, so you don’t even notice the effect they have on you. Then again, you may never really notice anything, but why take the chance? Make a change now, for your self-confidence and your health. We have many tooth replacement options for all problems and budgets.

4. You have health problems.

You might be asking, Why would I go to the dentist for health problems? What we mean by this is that your mouth is part of your body and has an effect on it, and vice versa. Some health conditions can affect your mouth, such as diabetes worsening gum disease. Some dental conditions can affect your entire body, such as infections and oral cancer. You should also consider any medications or treatments that can increase your risk of dental problems like dry mouth and decay. That’s more common than you may think.

With an experienced dental team on your side, we’ll take all this into consideration and create individual treatment plans. As we mentioned, we take a total-health approach to your oral health. We leave no stone unturned, and we always look at any medical conditions you have that may affect your oral care.

5. You haven’t been to the dentist in at least six months.

Your biannual dental checkups are a great time for us to keep problems at bay, like those we mentioned above. It’s also a good time for you to ask any questions you have or share any concerns about your smile. We are patient and thorough, so you won’t feel like you’re being “herded” in and out of our office.

With cleanings and exams every six months, you are saving yourself a lot of time, pain, and money. You’re also gaining a more attractive smile, greater confidence in your appearance, and the peace of mind that your mouth is healthy and disease-free.

If you’re coming up on your six-month checkup or haven’t been to the dentist in decades, we invite you to schedule an appointment. It’s never too late for your smile with the office of Denise DiBona, DDS.

There are so many reasons to visit the dentist in Red Bank, NJ. Call 732-945-5343 now if you want to smile with pride and confidence. We are waiting for you.