Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At My Dentist Friend, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
At My Dentist Friend, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive dental services that our practice provides.
Professional cleanings performed by a hygienist or dental assistant are as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing.
Twice yearly dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair.
Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine you for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to My Dentist Friend can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, your child also needs professional dental care. However, many parents are confused as to when they should start taking their child in for dental visits. My Dentist Friend is here to help.
Periodontal, or gum disease, is an infection of the periodontal tissues that can wreak havoc on your oral health. When large amounts of bacteria are present, your immune system produces toxins that, unfortunately, target healthy tissues as well. Keeping your periodontal tissues healthy is vital to the structure and appearance of your smile. At My Dentist Friend, one of our main objectives is ensuring you receive and practice the proper periodontal care.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is more than a simple focus on brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily but also caring for your gums and keeping them healthy. Periodontal diseases can be quite serious and difficult to treat. If you want to encourage gum health and be certain you do not contract a gum infection, good gum hygiene and maintenance are the key, and we can help.
Night Guards and Bruxism
A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies. If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
Some people experience difficulty with their breathing during sleep. This disorder is known as sleep apnea. In mild cases, it can manifest itself as excessive snoring that wakes the individual up, but in serious cases it can lead to interrupted breathing during sleep. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be treated, and our doctors can help relieve you of your sleep apnea symptoms.
Oral Appliance Therapy
People who suffer from sleep apnea have multiple treatment options from which to choose for relief. However, some solutions are more cost-effective than others. If you are looking for an affordable, effective, and highly beneficial solution there is no better choice than oral appliance therapy.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), allows us to move our joint forwards, backward, and side-to-side. Any problems that prevent us from using this joint properly are known as TMD or temporomandibular joint disorders. We provide some treatments designed to alleviate any pain or discomfort associated with the TMJ.
My Dentist Friend
Dr. Hojin Kim
401 W Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360-8105
Sat: Available upon request only.