General Dentistry
in Denville, New Jersey

At Green Leaf Dentistry, we focus on education, prevention, and a conservative treatment approach. We believe in creating and maintaining a solid foundation for your teeth as well as restoring your teeth to proper form, function, and esthetics so that you may enjoy optimal oral health for your lifetime.

General Dentistry in Denville, New Jersey

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

  •  The American Dental Association recommends a visit to the dentist every six months. At this visit, you can expect Dr. Howell to perform a thorough exam, including an oral cancer screening with OralID, X-rays, as well as a professional cleaning to restore your teeth to their natural brilliance.
  • Has it been a while since your last preventive visit? If so, call Green Leaf Dentistry today or visit us online to schedule your appointment!

What Is Gingivitis?

  • Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease that presents as redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums or gingiva. It is commonly caused by plaque or bacteria, the sticky film that naturally forms on the teeth. If not removed properly through daily brushing and flossing, this plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed with a professional cleaning.
  • It is important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Gingivitis can lead to much more serious gum disease (called periodontitis) and even tooth loss. At Green Leaf Dentistry, our dental hygienists will not only provide a thorough cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar on your teeth, but will also educate you on how to properly maintain the health of your gums and teeth.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

  • Periodontal disease is a more advanced form of gum disease that is characterized by bone loss, which, if left untreated may lead to tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. Signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, receding gums, the development of pockets around your teeth, bad breath, loose teeth, and eventual tooth loss.
  • Our goal at Green Leaf Dentistry is to stabilize the disease process, thereby preventing further bone loss, by providing deep cleanings, localized antibiotic therapy and periodontal maintenance therapy every 3-4 months such that your natural teeth can be maintained for as long as possible.

What Is A Cavity?

Even with good oral hygiene practices, cavities can sometimes happen! A cavity, or tooth decay, occurs when bacteria in your mouth produce acid that erodes your natural tooth structure. Untreated dental decay can result in tooth pain and infection and should be treated promptly. Fortunately, Dr. Howell and the team at Green Leaf Dentistry will restore your cavity with a natural-looking tooth-colored filling so that nobody will be any the wiser!

What Are Sealants?

Dental sealants are clear or white plastic coatings that are painted onto teeth in order to seal the deep pits and grooves in teeth away from cavity-causing bacteria. They are commonly placed in children on the back molars, which can be difficult to clean. If you want to optimize your child’s oral health by placing sealants, please call Green Leaf Dentistry today to schedule an appointment today!

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Maureen M.

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I can't say enough about Dr Howell! She is professional and compassionate and most importantly, empathetic! She works quickly and efficiently but takes the time to evaluate and diagnose so you never feel rushed even if she is crazy busy!
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Beck R.

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I have had difficult experiences with dentists before, so I was apprehensive about trying someone new, but everyone in this practice was so lovely and kind! They really care about their patients and it shows. Would totally recommend!!!!!
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Michael B.

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Dr. Jenny Howell and her team at Green Leaf Dentistry are unparalleled professionals. They ensure that you are entirely informed about the procedures you are having - what they will entail, why they need to take place, and what to expect afterwards.
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Brittany W.

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Great experience! Needed to get a cavity filled and it was painless and super fast. Definitely recommend.
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Laura B.

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She was the best dentist. I was so nervous and she made me feel calm and relaxed. She explained everything and always made sure I was ok.
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Jenny Howell
Dr. Howell and her team provide gentle, exemplary, and compassionate dental care to you and your family.

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