Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. But in order to keep them healthy and strong, you need to take proper care of them. In addition to brushing and flossing twice per day, you need to visit your dentist at least twice per year for regular cleanings, x-rays, and undergo screenings to catch any problems before they spiral out of control.
Serving patients and families throughout Southern New Jersey, Dr. Fuming Li is passionate about preventive dental care. Our dental practices in Millville and Voorhees offer a number of general dental services created to keep your smile in tip-top shape.
Preventive Dental Services
At Dental Group of Millville and Advanced Family Dental of South Jersey, Dr. Li and his team offer a long list of dental care services to patients of all ages. Our goal is to keep your teeth and gums in good condition in order to increase their lifespan, which can safeguard your oral and overall health. Our services include:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 43% of children between the ages of 6-11 have dental sealants. But children without sealants have up to 3 times as many cavities compared to children with sealants.
A dental sealant is a thin coating of resin that gets painted onto your molars, protecting them from tooth decay. Dental sealants can prevent up to 80% of cavities in the back teeth, where 9 in 10 cavities occur.
Fillings are the ideal treatment in cases of cavities, chips, or cracks in teeth. Made of resin, dental fillings are used to fill holes in teeth and prevent bacteria from attacked the delicate tissue and nerves inside your teeth. As dental fillings are tooth-colored rather than metal, our patients are able to enjoy a beautiful, natural looking smile after treatment.
Oral cancer is on the rise, and frighteningly, it kills approximately 1 person every hour in the United States. The trick to beating oral cancer starts with early diagnosis. To help our patients beat the odds, our Millville dentist offers oral cancer screenings during every routine cleaning. These involve searching for abnormalities in your teeth, tongue, gums and cheeks, as well as checking for lumps in your jaw and neck area. If we notice anything out of the ordinary, we may recommend you for a biopsy to one of our trusted oral surgery partners in the Southern New Jersey region.
Cleanings & Examinations
Professional dental cleanings are necessary every 6 months and provide our Millville dentist with the best time to check the health of your smile and remove plaque build-up to prevent gum disease and cavities. When plaque accumulates and hardens into tartar, a toothbrush is ineffective in removing it—only a dental hygienist can eliminate it from your teeth. During your visit, our hygienist will also polish and remove stains from your enamel, check for tooth decay and brush away plaque.
Dental examinations help diagnose disease before it becomes hazardous to your health. Catching problems before they spiral out of control saves you both time and money, preventing more serious concerns down the line.
Our staff understands the importance of teaching good oral health habits. During each visit, we work closely with patients to educate them on the best at-home hygiene habits. This includes how to properly brush and floss as well as nutrition tips for a healthier smile. At Dental Group of Millville and Advanced Family Dental of South Jersey, we are dedicated to equipping patients with the knowledge and tools to care for their dental health 365 days of the year.
Schedule your Next Visit Today!
Whether you’re visiting for the first time or looking for a new dentist in Millville or Voorhees, our team is here to help. Call your nearest location today to schedule a routine cleanings and examination with Dr. Li today!