How Dental Checkups Help Your Family’s Smiles

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We want to ensure every smile in your family remains healthy and bright, and we do that with preventive dental care. A checkup and cleaning every six months help patients of all ages, and in today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist explains what to expect from our dental exams and professional cleanings.

Checkups for Grown-Ups

We will conduct a detailed examination for adults and seniors, using advanced digital x-rays and intraoral camera technology to make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, using less radiation and obtaining images instantly chairside, which are high-definition and enable a more accurate diagnosis. Our team will watch for issues like tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism (teeth grinding). In the same visit, we will also screen for oral cancer too. Our team will assess you for the risk of tooth loss and other complications that tend to develop in adulthood. We can then create a treatment plan to address the concerns and safeguard your smile! In the same visit, we also clean smiles to remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup.

Exams for Children

For children, we will use the same tools and technology to examine the teeth for signs of tooth decay and gingivitis. We also want to make sure the baby teeth are erupting and falling out on schedule, and that permanent teeth have a clear path to eruption to avoid misalignment down the road. These visits also help kids become accustomed to seeing the dentist so they avoid dental anxiety, and may continue to see the dentist as adults. Our team can also discuss good oral hygiene habits and help them understand the importance of caring for their smiles. Of course, we will also clean the teeth thoroughly too!

Preventive Care for Kids

For children, we can also offer unique preventive treatments to lower their risk of tooth decay. During each checkup visit, we will offer fluoride treatments, applying a unique varnish to the smile that strengthens the outer enamel to keep teeth strong and free of decay. Our team can also apply dental sealants to the rear teeth, which prevent food and drink particles from being trapped between them, so your little one is less likely to develop cavities in the areas they have the most trouble reaching when brushing and flossing.

If you have any questions about how our team uses checkups and cleanings to protect smiles of all ages, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Family Dentistry?

A simple visit every few months for preventive care can keep smiles of all ages strong and healthy, so talk to our team today. To learn more about our checkups and cleanings, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.