New Castle Dental Associates
92 Reads Way, Suite 200, New Castle, DE 19720

Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning in New Castle, DE

You need the knowledge and skills of an experienced dentist to keep your smile in top condition today and protect your dental health for the future. At our dental practice in New Castle, you can find the highly qualified dentist you need, conveniently close to you. We offer a wide range of dental services and therapies to detect dental problems, repair dental damage, and treat all stages of gum disease. Call our office at (302) 352-2321 to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation so our dentist can perform a dental exam to detect any of the following dental issues:

  •   Tooth decay
  •   Oral cancer
  •   Early gum disease, which is called gingivitis
  •   Advanced gum disease, which is known as periodontal disease
  •   Habitual teeth grinding
  •   Jawbone loss

Dental exams and treatment are important not just for the health of your teeth, but also for your quality of life. When you have healthy teeth, you’re able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. We love hearing the stories of our patients who tell us how they look and feel so much better now that their smile has been restored.

Why Are Dental Exams Important?

Dentists offer all of these treatments and more to protect, repair, and preserve your dental health. You need to see a general dentist at least twice a year for a complete dental exam and a thorough teeth cleaning to detect any dental problems and remove the cavity-causing plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth.

Only a dentist is able to identify both potential and existing oral problems during a dental exam. And while daily brushing and flossing can remove some of the bacteria, plaque, and tartar on your teeth, it’s simply not enough to get rid of it all. Over time, any that remains can lead to dental decay. Only a highly skilled dental professional can remove this built-up bacteria, plaque, and tartar with a professional teeth cleaning.

If you don’t see a dentist regularly for exams and dental cleaning, this decay can start affecting your gums by making them swollen and sensitive. This is the first stage of gum disease, which is called gingivitis. If you don’t see a dentist for gum disease treatment, it can worsen and develop into a more serious stage known as periodontitis. This urgently demands seeing a dentist for periodontal treatment.

Types of Teeth Cleanings in New Castle

Many people call New Castle Dental Associates because it’s time it’s time to have their teeth cleaned. Bacteria in your mouth can attack the tooth both above and below the gum line. The type of teeth cleaning needed depends on the health of your teeth and gums. Here are some examples of the types of teeth cleaning we offer:

  • Prophylaxis: This is the type of teeth cleaning most insurance companies cover. It’s commonly referred to as a “prophy” or healthy-mouth cleaning. This type of cleaning removes plaque on the teeth and at the gum line, but not remove bacteria below the gum line.
  • Gingivitis Therapy: Many people don’t realize that gingivitis is the first stage of a gum infection (periodontal disease). It’s the only stage that is reversible. Our dentist or hygienist will provide additional services to remove harmful bacteria on the teeth and just below the gum line to stop the infection.
  • Scaling & Root Planing: About half of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. People who are diagnosed with an active gum infection (periodontal disease) need treatment both above and below the gum line to remove the problem-causing bacteria. Scaling & root planing (SRP) is a non-surgical treatment that removes the bacteria and smooths out exposed root surfaces. After the initial treatment, the dentist may prescribe a periodontal maintenance routine to provide cleanings at more frequent intervals to help manage the infection.

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Just as bacteria in the mouth can break down sugar to create acids that erode tooth enamel, so can the bacteria erode the ligaments, tissue, and bone that hold the teeth in place under the gums. That erosion causes the gum tissue to pull away from the tooth, creating “pockets” where more bacteria can gather.

Periodontal disease frequently has no symptoms. As it advances, you may notice bleeding when you floss or brush your teeth, persistent bad breath, gum recession, or teeth shifting out of position. With proper hygiene and regular professional cleanings, the infection can be managed effectively.

Our dentist and hygienist at New Castle Dental Associates will be happy to answer any questions you have during your appointment.

How Can You Find the Best Remedy for Bad Breath?

If you suffer from bad breath, you know how difficult it can be to treat this embarrassing problem known as halitosis. Causes of bad breath include the foods you eat, poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, and gum disease. But our dentist can provide you with effective bad breath remedies, such as regular teeth cleaning, advanced treatments, and oral hygiene advice to treat the underlying problems and make your breath much better.

Why Is It Important to Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

Oral cancer is a dangerous disease that typically doesn’t show any signs until it has spread to other areas of your body. Your best protection is early detection. Only a dentist can identify early symptoms and provide the needed treatment by providing a screening for oral cancer.

How Can Teeth Grinding Be Treated?

Millions of Americans struggle with a condition called bruxism, where they grind their teeth uncontrollably, often while they’re asleep. Over time, this grinding can cause tooth enamel erosion and severe dental discomfort, including:

  • Headaches
  • Jaw soreness
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity

Our dentist will examine your teeth for any signs of bruxism during your dental exam and will provide you with a nighttime mouth guard for teeth grinding to protect you from future damage.

At our dental practice, you can find the experienced dental team you need for professional cleanings, all types of dental treatments, and a thorough dental exam in New Castle. Call us at (302) 352-2321 today to arrange a convenient appointment time.

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Patient Reviews
I’ve had a lot of work done in the past 2 years I always leave smiling. These people are Outstanding with Excellent, thats a lot to say for someone that use to be frighten of Denistry.
Diana R.
I have been a patient at New Castle for many many years! They are a great group of people who care very much about your dental needs. I am retired now and still use ther services. I never ever […]
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The doctors and dental professionals at New Castle Dental are awesome! Friendly, yet professional, they keep me informed of what they are doing while they are working. They let me know where I stand […]
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I am very satisfied patient, all the staff and doctors are wonderful. I’m always greeted when I come in and have a wonderful experience every time!
Shannon H.
You can’t get better the Dr. Chamish his assistant Melaney! I had a procedure performed on my upper teeth. As usual, everything went smooth and professional. Melanie is sweet and professional, […]
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I would highly recommend Dr. Friedberg & his staff! The entire staff, starting at the front desk to the doc & assistance, were kind and courteous and worked professionally as a team […]
Michele K.
Amazing Service Start to Finish!! I woke with a toothache the week of Christmas, the next afternoon my jaw started swelling up. I called the office and they were able to see me within 20 minutes! […]
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New Castle Dental has very professional and courteous staff. I am one that used to avoid going to the dentist due to a bad prior experience with a different dentists office, but New Castle Dental has […]
Paul M.
Such a cheerful wonderful group! I’m so happy I found them!
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Great staff, friendly & always do a thorough job. Will always recommend New Castle Associates.
M K.
Everyone is so nice and the quality of their work is superb.
Ed R.
Professional, friendly appointment! Dr. Chamish and my hygientist, Amy are great! I highly recommend New Castle Dental Associates for your dental needs!
Deborah K.
Receptionist are friendly. Amy Sherman is my hygienist and she takes great care of me. Wonderful cleaning and professional attitude.
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You can’t find a better skilled dentist!!. Dr. Friedberg has a wonderful chairside manor and his dentistry is amazing!The office staff is wonderful! the dental assistant and hygienists are very […]
Jeannette W.
Dr.Friedberg is the best dentist that I’ve ever seen he’s caring,kind and very professional. The staff is just so wonderful they really make everything better. I having a root canal next week […]
Maritza M.
Having relocated to Delaware from the west coast I didn’t have dentist in the area. Walked into the office today in pain with a bad tooth and was seen right away. The staff and Dr Friedberg were […]
Kiki C.
Awesome service. Staff is the best. I recommend this dentist office to all my friends and family!
Lee S.
WONDERFUL PRACTICE all the way around. From reception and billing to assistants hygienists and doctors-the nicest people! They care about their patients and are amazingly fast in emergency […]
Robert A.
The dentist isn’t my least favorite place to be but it’s pretty close. Everyone at the office is friendly and makes you feel at ease from the time you’re greeted as you enter the office to the […]
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Everyone in the office is super friendly, very clean. Amy and Dr Friedburg are awesome!
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Office Hours
Mon. – 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (302) 352-2321
Fax: (302) 328-2352
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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