Visiting your dentist for a checkup is an important step for maintaining optimal oral health. At ToothDocs, with locations in Roslyn, New York, and two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, the team of dentists offers general dentistry services to preserve your oral health. From teeth cleanings to oral cancer screenings, ToothDocs is committed to addressing all your dental needs. To schedule an appointment, call ToothDocs, or book online today.
General dentistry refers to the regular dental care you receive to protect your teeth and gums. Most general dentistry services focus on prevention. Routine preventive treatments, such as teeth cleanings, minimize your chances of needing more intensive restorative treatments later in life.
The team at ToothDocs offers several general dentistry services, including:
During a dental exam, the team examines your teeth and gums for signs of damage or decay. They also perform a full oral cancer screening, examining the soft tissues in your mouth for abnormal growths. If necessary, the team may also perform X-rays or other imaging tests.
A teeth cleaning once every six month helps remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums. The dental hygienist at ToothDocs also polishes your teeth. Not only does this eliminate tooth stains and residual plaque, but it also leaves your teeth shiny and bright.
An oral cancer screening checks the soft tissues of your mouth for abnormal growths and sores. If the team spots a concerning growth, they may ask you to return at a later date for a more thorough exam.
Dental sealants are preventive treatments that protect the biting surfaces of your teeth. The team typically recommends sealants if you have teeth that are vulnerable to cavities. A sealant is a tooth-colored coating hardened with a special curing light. Once hardened, sealants provide a barrier against bacteria and food particles.
Fluoride is a tooth-strengthening mineral that protects your teeth from damage. While over-the-counter (OTC) fluoride mouth rinses and toothpaste can improve your oral health, professional solutions are more potent. After a fluoride treatment, you should avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes.
Preventive treatments used in general dentistry can protect your smile for years to come. Regular visits with ToothDocs allows the team to address any potential concerns as early as possible. Not only does this prevent serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, but it also saves you time and money in the long-term.
For example, if you’re showing early signs of gum disease, the team can treat it right away with a deep cleaning to reverse your symptoms.
Without this preventive treatment, however, you can develop periodontitis. This serious infection can lead to receding gums and even tooth loss. Over time, you may need dentures or dental implants, which are more complex treatments.
The team at ToothDocs is dedicated to protecting your oral health. To schedule an appointment now, call the office, or book an appointment online.