When searching for a dentist, you want a practice that offers care for every member of your family. At The Silverstrom Dental Group, we provide quality dental care for adults and children, helping patients of all ages maintain healthy teeth and gums. Your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, believe in convenience and offering the latest in dental technology as part of our approach to family dentistry. General and Family Dentistry Checkups and cleanings are rather simple procedures, so people often underestimate the importance of these routine visits. The American Dental Association recommends that both children and adults undergo a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. During your checkup, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will examine your mouth using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to uncover the earliest signs of developing tooth decay. For adults, your Livingston dentists also perform oral cancer screenings using advanced VELscope technology. A cleaning allows your family dentists to remove the layers of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Over time, plaque irritates the gums, causing inflammation that can lead to gingivitis in children and gum disease in adults. In addition, a cleaning leads to polished teeth and freshened breath, improve the health and appearance of your smile. Children’s Dentistry As part of our children’s dentistry, your family dentists educate young patients on the proper methods of brushing and flossing. Attending routine checkups helps your child become accustomed to the office, reducing dental anxiety and instilling good habits. As part of our children’s services, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Fluoride strengthens the outer enamel, improving your little one’s defenses against cavities. Dental sealants consist of a clear plastic material applied to the molars in the back of the mouth. These teeth are difficult for children to reach and brush properly, allowing plaque to buildup and food to become stuck between them. Sealants prevent food and plaque from adhering to the teeth, preventing the onset of dental caries. About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.