What can I expect during my first visit to your office?

First, we will have you complete our new patient forms. You can do this beforehand from the convenience of your home when you download the forms from the Patient Information section of our site. After the forms are completed, we will take X-rays of your teeth and examine your mouth for diseases. Our dentist in Toms River, New Jersey, will evaluate the condition of your oral health and discuss possible solutions if you have any dental problems.

How can I care for my smile at home?

It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home in order to prevent dental diseases from developing in your mouth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes’ time using a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristle toothbrush. Don’t forget to floss between your teeth at least once a day.

Why are regular dental checkups important?

Even if you brush and floss your teeth at home, regular six-month checkups are still imperative for maintaining excellent oral health. For one, Dr. Harihar Kumar and our team will examine your mouth in order to find dental problems and treat them while they are small. Additionally, we will give your mouth a professional cleaning that includes scaling, the removal of the tartar (hardened plaque) with specialized tools.

What are the benefits of having a healthy smile?

When you have a healthy smile, then you can feel more confident and happy. You will not experience the pain associated with most dental diseases and you won’t have to pay for the procedures used to heal your mouth of them. Additionally, having a healthy smile means that your bite is strong and fully functional, able to help you eat food and speak clearly.

What can you do in your dental lab?

One of the benefits of visiting Toms River Smiles Dental is that we are one of the few locations in the county with a full-service dental lab. This means that we can create dental restorations right in our office. This is convenient and cost effective because we won’t have to send impressions of your teeth to a lab far away and wait several weeks for the restoration’s completion. Instead, technicians who have actually seen your teeth will be able to create a durable natural restoration right in our office, and quickly. Some of the services we offer at our lab include same-day dental crowns and same-day dentures repairs.