Teeth Cleaning and Regular Checkups Safeguard Your Smile

A blonde woman looks at her smile in a handheld mirrorRegular exams and cleanings are vital if you want to enjoy lifelong oral health. Routine exams can help Drs. Steven M. Katz, Sultan S.  Salem, and Dilmarys J. Peña identify the early signs of decay and gum disease. When caught in its earliest stages, gum disease can be treated with appropriate, conservative care. Fortunately, a teeth cleaning at our Franklin Square, NY, practice can often prevent these problems from developing in the first place. During your cleaning, your dentist or hygienist can remove the bacteria that could eventually compromise your oral health. Thanks to the warm, inviting environment at Smiles on Broadway, we are an excellent choice for your routine dental care. Our spa-like treatment is virtually stress-free, and we have sedation options for patients who may have dental phobias

What to Expect during a Dental Cleaning and Exam

During a cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will use dental instruments to eliminate bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your teeth. With our skill and meticulous approach, your cleaning will be very efficient. Most importantly, it will not impact your gums, so you should not suffer from any soft tissue inflammation.

Afterwards, Dr. Katz, Dr. Salem, or Dr. Peña will conduct your exam. He or she will visually examine your mouth, looking for structural damage and white spots, which could indicate decay in the early stages. Your doctor will also evaluate your gums, looking for gum disease. Symptoms can include inflammation, redness, or chronically bad breath. At the end of your visit, your practitioner may provide tips for improved oral hygiene at home.

The Importance of Regular Exams and Cleanings

Routine dental visits are vital because they can help us catch oral health issues in the early phases, allowing for early treatment and reducing the risk of serious damage or tooth loss. We can also reduce the need for extensive  restorative treatments, such as extraction or implant surgery. Instead, Drs. Katz, Salem, and Peña can provide affordable, conservative care. Your practitioner can also monitor any existing conditions, and determine if the problem has progressed since your last visit.

Studies have shown that periodontal disease can increase your risk for other health issues such as a heart attack or stroke. Scheduling regular exams and cleanings can help lower your risk by eradicating gum disease in its earliest stages.

Why Choose Smiles on Broadway for Your Teeth Cleaning?

At Smiles on Broadway, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to better protect your oral health. Our VELscope® device will measure the levels of fluorescence in your soft tissues and check for other symptoms of oral cancer. Additionally, a member of our team will typically take x-rays at every other visit. We proudly use digital x-rays, which are more accurate than traditional imaging. They also involve less radiation exposure. Finally, our intraoral camera can allow your dentist a detailed view of hard-to-reach teeth.

Another reason to choose our practice is that we work hard to make dentistry relaxing and stress-free. When you first come to our office, we will make sure that you feel at home. We will provide a soothing paraffin hand bath, as well as warm towels and other amenities. Only after you are completely comfortable will we begin your care.

Schedule Your Regular Exam

Studies have shown that periodontal disease can increase your risk for other health issues such as a heart attack or stroke. Scheduling regular exams and cleanings can help lower your risk by eradicating gum disease in its earliest stages. Take steps to protect your smile and overall health, and call our office at (516) 599-0883 or contact us online today to schedule your dental exam and teeth cleaning.