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Preventive Dentistry in Caldwell & West Orange

Visit D&G Dental for Complete Preventive Dentistry for the Entire Family

man brushing teethRegular preventive visits are the key to lasting and dazzling smiles. You can’t maintain the ultimate level of oral health without seeing the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, which are the cornerstone of any comprehensive dental treatment plan. Sure, our office offers advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but we are, at our core, a general dentistry office that provides the tools you need to prevent problems and experience excellent dental health for years to come. Patients from all around West Orange, New Jersey come to D&G Dental to keep their smiles in shape.

To explore your preventive options, please contact either our West Orange, NJ location or our Caldwell, NJ location. Dr. Dawoud and his excellent team of doctors and staff members also serve the areas of West Orange, Caldwell, Verona, Roseland, Cedar Grove, and other northern New Jersey communities. Our team can’t wait to welcome you!

Dental Check-ups & Cleanings

Our team strongly recommends that patients with good oral health attend two check-ups and two cleanings a year at either of our locations. When periodontal disease or an oversensitivity to decay is present, more frequent visits may be encouraged so doctors can keep these problems under control.

Your routine check-up allows Dr. Dawoud or Dr. Gencarelli to locate any new areas of decay or damage that may have appeared. They accomplish this by thoroughly examining the surfaces of each tooth, the gums, the jaw, the bite, any existing restorations, and other related structures. Digital X-rays allow our West Orange and Caldwell team to view spaces that aren’t accessible to the naked eye, and periodontal and oral cancer screenings are provided as well. Once we’ve formed a complete picture of your oral health, our doctors move forward with personalized recommendations for treatment.  

Over time, plaque, tartar, and hardened food particles hide in tricky areas of your mouth, causing decay, disease, and other unpleasant consequences. What’s worse is that if they’re allowed to remain long enough, it can become virtually impossible to remove them without the help of a professional. Thankfully, that’s where our team comes in! During your routine appointment, one of our talented hygienists thoroughly removes these unwelcome substances and polishes teeth so that your smile feels refreshed. 

Children's Dentistry

It’s never too early to start on the lifelong path towards great oral health. Here in West Orange and Caldwell, our doctors love seeing the littlest members of your family. We strive to provide warm and welcoming environments where your child can feels at ease, and every team member takes a gentle, personalized approach that changes to reflect their age and emotional maturity. Dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and other pediatric services are available for children!

Dental Sealants

When you’re first learning to brush and floss, reaching those tricky back teeth can be a struggle. With the help of dental sealants, Dr. Dawoud and Dr. Gencarelli provide your growing children a little extra protection to help keep their smiles cavity-free. We’ll paint the sealant (a plastic material) over the chewing surfaces of certain back teeth, “sealing” them shut and minimizing the accumulation of food particles and bacteria. Our team may also recommend sealants for older patients who suffer from special needs or oversensitivity to decay.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer may not be as commonly discussed as cavities or gum disease in the dentist’s office, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. In fact, quite the opposite – statistics show us that on average, one person dies from the condition every hour. This happens because oral cancer is often not diagnosed until it’s reached advanced stages. Here in West Orange and Caldwell, our doctors hope to decrease that number by including screenings as a necessary part of routine check-ups. If tell-tale symptoms are located, we can help you take the next steps towards a concrete diagnosis and treatment.


When you or your child are participating in a sport, the last thing you want to be worrying about is an injured smile. Our team strongly recommends patients wear a customized sportsguard when involved in athletic events where contact with other people or a hard surface is possible. Better yet, unlike the unpleasant one-size-fits-all options you find at the store, we provide a personalized, comfortable appliance that allows free movement and speech.