General Dentistry in Midland Park, NJ
As your general dentists, Dr. Misato Fukuda and Dr. James Venuti are responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of your oral health care. Similar to your primary care provider, your general dentist in Midland Park provides all the routine services you need. We also work with specialists when necessary to ensure that you are getting the best possible care.
At Ohana Dental of Bergen County, we treat patients of all ages starting at age six. Our team loves working with our youngest patients to help them get an excellent start on their oral health care. We also provide age-appropriate care if you are an older adult who is dealing with conditions related to dental wear and tear.
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We are pleased to offer extended morning and evening hours that support the busy schedules of our patients. Our team enjoys welcoming new patients to our dental family, so please call Ohana Dental to get started.
- What services does a general dentist provide?
- Why is preventive dentistry important?
- How often do I need dental exams and cleanings?
- Why do I need a dental exam if my teeth feel fine?
- Why do you need to take dental x-rays?
What services does a general dentist provide?
Putting your trust in one dental practice to handle all your needs is an excellent idea. You have the confidence of knowing that when a problem occurs, there's a familiar professional to turn to who knows you and can provide the appropriate care you need.
Aside from preventive exams and professional cleanings, we are pleased to offer a wide range of services to keep your smile healthy and beautiful
- Dental exams and cleanings
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Crowns and bridges
- Gum disease treatment
- Emergency dentistry
- Root canals
- Tooth extraction
- Digital x-rays as needed
As you can see, our Midland Park dental practice is your one-stop-shop for all your dental needs. We rarely need to refer patients to a specialist. If we do, you can be confident that we will oversee your treatment and ensure that you’re getting the high-quality treatment you deserve.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our dentists, please call Ohana Dental of Bergen County and speak to a helpful member of our dental team.
Why is preventive dentistry important?
If you want to avoid complicated or costly dental treatments, the best place to start is with prevention. When you stay proactive with your oral health by brushing and flossing conscientiously and visiting our dental practice every six months for preventive exams and cleanings, you build the foundation for a healthy, problem-free smile.
During your routine checkups, our doctors use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to show you in detail what’s happening with your teeth and gums. We share these high-resolution images with you as we discuss your treatment options.
Our Midland Park dental patients tell us that it’s much easier to make oral health decisions when they’re informed about what the problem is and why you need treatment!
How often do I need dental exams and cleanings?
If you want to minimize trips to the dentist for fillings, crowns, or root canals, you need to have dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. Waiting until you have a cavity and a toothache is not optimal for your oral health. By the time you feel a cavity, the decay may have spread, and a filling may not be sufficient to protect the tooth.
Routine preventive dental visits allow our Midland Park, NJ dentists to monitor your oral health on an ongoing basis. During these appointments, Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Venuti will see that tiny cavity long before you even know it exists.
Most people benefit from dental cleanings every six months, while some may need more frequent appointments. During your cleaning, your dental hygienist will check your teeth and check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
Gum disease is another oral health problem that develops without your knowledge. But your hygienist will find it during your routine cleanings and treat gum disease before it causes long-term, irreversible damage.
If it's time for your six-month dental exam and cleaning, we would love to welcome you to Ohana Dental. Please call our Midland Park, NJ dental office to arrange an appointment
Why do I need a dental exam if my teeth feel fine?
If you’re proactive with your oral health, preventive dental visits may seem like just another item on your list that you don’t have the time for, especially if you’re not experiencing a problem. But the truth is that visiting our Midland Park dental office twice a year for exams and cleanings will ensure that your healthy smile stays that way.
During your routine checkups, Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Venuti do a visual exam to identify any problems and note changes since your last visit. If they find areas of concern, they’ll use our intraoral camera to share the images with you so you can understand why treatment is necessary. We also take digital x-rays as needed to see what’s happening inside your teeth and address issues before they result in pain and an emergency trip to our dental office.
Hygiene appointments are equally important because you can’t get your teeth as clean as they need to be with brushing and flossing alone. Our hygienist uses specialized instruments to clean areas that your brush can’t, and will also look for signs of gum disease. It’s common for gum disease to damage your oral health even before you know it exists, making routine cleaning appointments essential.
At Ohana Dental of Bergen County, we make it as easy as possible for you to fit these preventive visits into your daily routine. Our extended morning and evening hours make it easy to find a time that allows you to get the essential care you need without disrupting your life.
Please call us today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam at our modern Midland Park dental office!
Why do you need to take dental x-rays?
Dental patients today are legitimately concerned about the frequency of dental x-rays, and at Ohana Dental of Bergen County, your safety is our priority. For this reason, we use digital x-rays that produce about 80 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
Our dentists only recommend dental x-rays when they need to make a diagnosis or monitor an ongoing condition. Whenever they do, they will explain what they’re looking for and how it will benefit your treatment.
You should know that radiation is all around us, and the amount to which you’re exposed with a set of bitewing x-rays is about the same as a two-hour airline flight. If you have a history of problem-free oral health, dental firstname.lastname@example.org every two or three years are probably sufficient. However, if you have a history of cavities or gum disease or our dentists are treating an ongoing condition, x-rays may be needed every six months.
The important thing to keep in mind is that dentists need x-rays to provide you with the highest level of care by delivering accurate diagnoses and planning individual treatment accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns about dental x-rays, please don’t hesitate to call us.