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Preventive Dentistry – Sparta, NJ

We Can Protect Your Smile

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No matter someone’s age, they basically need two things to enjoy a strong, healthy, and problem-free smile: daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional checkups and cleanings. At Gentle Dentistry Sparta, Dr. Zelia Cannon is more than able to do her part when it comes to preventive dentistry for Sparta, NJ dental patients thanks to her 30 years of experience. She makes sure that minor issues are treated as quickly as possible so that our patient’s smiles are always ready to be shown off. To schedule you or your child’s next checkup and cleaning, contact us today.





Why Choose Gentle Dentistry Sparta for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Happy to Treat Adults & Children Alike
  • Relaxing, Spa-Like Atmosphere with Oraspa Theraputic Dental Treatments
  • Flexible Payment Options Make High-Quality Care Affordable

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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Dr. Cannon recommends that absolutely everyone should come in for a checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. Most oral health issues show little to no signs during their initial stages, and routine exams allow Dr. Cannon to spot a problem before it causes someone a major headache. Getting a cleaning from a hygienist on a regular basis is important as well, as this treatment can remove harmful plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth that your tools at home can’t, stopping cavities before they even start.

Oral Cancer Screening

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In addition to protecting you from cavities and gum disease, routine exams also allow our team to check for the early stages of oral cancer. These can come in the form of sores, growths, and discolored patches of tissue that are very easy to miss, but nothing gets past our team’s trained eyes. If we find anything suspicious during your oral cancer screening, we can refer you to a medical professional to get a diagnosis. This way, if needed, a patient can start treatment immediately, dramatically increasing their chances of overcoming the disease.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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When you wake up in the morning, are you usually greeted with a sore jaw or headache? Do your teeth look flat and worn down like you’ve been chewing on nothing but ice? All of these signs point to bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. Along with the daily pain and effect it can have on your smile’s appearance, bruxism can even lead to broken teeth if left untreated! To help patients with this problem, Dr. Cannon can provide them with a nightguard to wear to bed. This simple device fits over the teeth and prevents them from touching during the night, ensuring they stay safe and whole.

Children’s Dentistry

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Do you have any growing smiles at home? If so, then they are more than welcome here at Gentle Dentistry Sparta! As a mother herself, Dr. Cannon has plenty of experience working with children of all ages and showing them that dentistry is nothing to be afraid of. Here, we’ll keep your child completely comfortable while we protect them from cavities and quickly address any problems that might pop up along the way. Typically, we like to start seeing child patients around six to seven years old.