Cleanings and Complete Checkups
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Visiting a dentist every six months for a thorough checkup and cleaning is perhaps the most important step you can take in maintaining a beautiful smile. The process involves a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
Each cleaning and complete checkup may be different depending on your specific dental needs. But you can still expect many of the same things during a checkup and cleaning. Below are some of the steps you can expect from every checkup and cleaning at our office.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a devastating diagnosis for many people because it is usually only detected in advanced stages when it has likely spread to other parts of the body. As a result, the 5-year survival rate is as low as 30%.
It is important to be aware of the early warning signs of oral cancer, as pain is not usually an early symptom. Symptoms associated with oral cancer include:
- Small red or white lesions in the mouth, lips or tongue
- Ulcers that do not heal
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking
- Persistent earaches
- Numb areas in your mouth or on your face
We provide the most comprehensive oral cancer screening by examining the soft and hard tissues. Even if you have lost all of your natural teeth, you should still visit our practice for a regular oral exam to check for signs of oral cancer or other oral health issues. This allows time for early intervention treatment, and if oral cancer is present, these appointments could save your life.
Low Radiation Digital X-rays
We use digital X-rays with low radiations might show cavities, hidden dental structures (such as wisdom teeth), and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination.
We use DIAGNOdent - the latest technology to detect tooth decay. Locating hidden decay before it destroys tooth structure (from the inside out) is a major goal for modern dentistry. The DIAGNOdent allows the dentist to locate hidden decay, and with treatment stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within. This new technology is completely safe and pain-free.
We advise you to book an appointment for a complete dental check-up today so that our dentist can analyze your teeth and mouth condition and take the required action to ensure you have healthy oral health.
Contact us at (646) 475-3365 or visit us at 57 West 57th Street Suite #804, New York, NY 10019.