How often do you visit the dentist, once a year, maybe once every few years? In order to keep your smile beautiful and bright, you should visit the dentist once every six months for checkups and cleanings. In addition, we offer a wide array of general dental procedures to improve the health and appearance of your smile. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun quiz to discuss the benefits of general dentistry. General Dentistry Quiz 1. True or False: During a checkup, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will administer an oral cancer screening. 2. True or False: Your Livingston NJ general dentists offer treatment for TMJ disorder. 3. True or False: With an oral appliance, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom can ease the symptoms of bruxism. Answer Key 1. True. Using innovative screening technology, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will watch for the earliest indicators of oral cancer. With oral cancer, early detection increases the chances of full recovery. 2. True. TMJ disorder occurs when excessive strain is placed on the jaw joints, leading to a number of painful symptoms. These symptoms include headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and a popping sensation in the jaw. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will diagnose the cause of severity of your TMJ and offer the appropriate treatment. 3. True. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can damage teeth and strain the jaw joints, leading to TMJ disorder. With an oral appliance, the upper and lower teeth can’t touch, which prevents further teeth grinding. The oral appliance is similar to a mouth guard and worn during sleep. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists Do you have questions about our general dental procedures? If so, talk to your Livingston NJ general dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom can help you maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums with our general dental techniques. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom offer our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative treatment. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.