Routine exams, or checkups, will begin with the collection of the person’s dental and medical history. This helps the dentist to uncover any issues which could increase the likelihood of tooth decay and/or gum disease in a particular individual. For example, if a patient has diabetes and comes in for a visit, the dentist will pay particular attention to the state of the patient’s gums because he or she will be at a greater risk for developing periodontal disease and subsequent tooth decay. The physical exam will be used to perform a thorough assessment of each tooth and the gums. A teeth cleaning is generally performed during the visit as well. X-rays could also be taken, this is more likely if this is the first time the patient has visited the Dr. Hogan’s office. An oral cancer screening may also be performed on the patient if indicated. After examination if any alterations to dental hygiene routines needs to be made or if treatment for a dental health issue needs to start, the dentist will discuss these options with the person.
The American Dental Association encourages individuals of all ages to visit the dentist’s office for a routine exam and cleaning every six months, or twice a year.
The most important thing is also the simplest: regularly practice oral hygiene maintenance by brushing and flossing every day. This significantly improves the health of teeth and stops decay. If the doctor suggests any particular techniques or products, follow those instructions. Decay causing bacteria also thrive on sugars so limiting sugary foods and beverages will assist to prevent decay as well. When joining in activities where your mouth could receive an impact or trauma, wear a mouth-guard. In addition, if you are guilty of grinding your teeth while sleeping wear a night guard whenever possible. A good rule to follow is do not use your teeth to remove stubborn lids or wrappers and do not chew on hard candies or ice, this can cause unnecessary damage to your teeth.
We accept many insurance plans; please call our office to confirm eligibility for your specific plan. Please note that we do not accept Medicaid.
Clear explanations of work, to be performed. Good relatively fast work.
Dr. Hogan and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back, and if anyone I know is looking for a new dentist I would recommend Dr. Hogan.
Modern, clean, friendly, responsible and professional...Dr. Hogan is First Class. You can't go wrong with Union Family Dental!
Love the staff!! I would recommend Dr. Hogan to everyone. Not going to another dentist as long as I’m in New Jersey.
Great Experience. Great Staff! Best dental doctor in town.
I recommend Dr Hogan to anyone who really wants good work and a Doc they can always count on!!!!!! Five stars here!
I went into the office scared for many reasons. Dr. Hogan and Staff made me feel welcomed right away. I am very happy to found this office. They have been very helpful.
I get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, luckily I found a great Dentist at Union Family Dental. I must say it surpassed my expectations.
I loved everything about my experience at Dr. Hogan’s office! The receptionist was really friendly and I left the dentist with understanding and cleaner teeth!