Our experienced dentist and team are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve and maintain healthy mouths and smiles. We offer a number of treatments, from routine preventive care to periodontics and restorative dentistry, and we will work with you to create individualized treatment plans that meet your and your family’s needs. We invite you to call Monroe Smiles at 609-655-3555 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sari Klerer and learn more about general and family dentistry in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

General and family dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral diseases and disorders. This includes conditions affecting the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw. It also encompasses dental hygiene and oral health education.

This area of dentistry is important because it helps to maintain good oral health. This, in turn, can lead to overall better health. Poor oral health has been linked to a number of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory problems.

Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily, help to remove plaque – a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. Plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. If plaque and tartar are not removed, they can cause gum disease.

During your first visit, our dentist and team will perform a comprehensive exam of your mouth, teeth and gums. This will include a visual exam, as well as digital X-rays. We will also ask about your medical history along with any medications or allergies we should be made aware of.

After the initial exam, our dentist will discuss the findings with you and develop a treatment plan. This plan may include a cleaning, fillings, crowns, bridges, implants or other treatments. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums at home. These instructions may include tips on brushing, flossing and eating a balanced diet.

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining good oral health. Be sure to see us every six months for a cleaning and exam to help keep your teeth healthy in between visits. If you have any concerns about your oral health, do not hesitate to ask our dental team for advice.