Dentistry Through the Ages

Our experienced Morristown dentists here at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey offer treatment for patients of all ages. Below, you will find information on many of the most common options for individuals in specific age groups. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

The following sections will give you more information on the many general and preventive dentistry procedures available here at our practice. If you have questions, please contact us today.

Infants, Children, and Teens

Routine oral exams and dental cleanings, starting at an early age, can go a long way toward maintaining the healthy development of your child’s teeth and gums. Treatment for early signs of decay and other issues is important to prevent problems from becoming worse later on. Our dentists offer a range of advanced preventive and general dentistry treatments, including sealants to ward off cavities, mercury-free fillings to treat tooth decay, and many other options.

Children as early as one year old can benefit from a dental check-up. While baby teeth are generally thought of as just the precursors to permanent teeth, the fact is that monitoring baby teeth can be very important to ensure proper development. Our caring dental team can give your child a terrific start to developing healthy dental habits.

In Your 20s

During your 20s, you may begin noticing some small changes in your teeth. Misalignment and discoloration are common during this period, and you may be more susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease. Maintaining regular check-up appointments can identify and treat problems as early as possible. In addition to a comprehensive list of routine dental care options and other procedures that keep your teeth and gums healthy, cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth. Our dentists also offer adult orthodontic procedures, including Invisalign® clear teeth aligners. Invisalign® can progressively move your teeth into a straighter position without the need for metal braces. The aligners are customized for your needs, removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene routines, and they are virtually invisible on the teeth.

In Your 30s

Close attention to the health of your teeth and gums becomes even more important in your 30s. Do you have any old metal fillings? Our dentists can replace them with strong, aesthetically-pleasing mercury-free fillings. These “tooth-colored” fillings are now the standard in dentistry, and they are made to blend in with your teeth.

How are your gums doing lately? Remember, periodontal (gum) disease affects millions of people, regardless of how well and how often they brush and floss. The condition can lead to serious problems, including tooth loss and even risks to your overall health. Laser dentistry options can provide effective periodontal care while minimizing discomfort and long recovery times.

Do you have a few chips, gaps, or tooth discolorations? Porcelain veneers or dental bonding procedures can provide relatively quick fixes to these common concerns.

In Your 40s and 50s

Weakened teeth enamel and stains along the teeth become more common in patients who are in their 40s and 50s. These conditions can be caused by the natural process of aging in combination with the results of coffee/tea/wine drinking and the use of tobacco products. Teeth whitening options can help reduce yellowing of the teeth, while porcelain veneers or crowns can mask deep stains.

The risk of developing oral cancer also becomes greater for this age group. Although patients of any age should be routinely checked for oral cancer, it is very important that patients in their 40s and 50s make oral cancer screenings a regular part of dental check-ups – particularly for those who use or have used tobacco products.

In Your 60s and Beyond

With twice-annual check-ups and advanced treatment options, it’s possible to keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful into your 60s, 70s, and beyond. For patients who have lost one or more teeth, our practice offers dental implant restorations to provide them with a permanent alternative to dentures. Dental implants are designed to both look and feel like natural teeth.

Treatments for periodontal disease and gum recession are also very important for this age group, and a host of cosmetic dentistry options are available to correct many of the problems that can impact the appearance of the teeth.

It is never too early or too late to take excellent care of your teeth and gums and maintain a beautiful, winning smile! If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact us today.