Maintaining Your Smile Through Prevention

Your first line of defense against dental health issues is keeping your smile healthy at home. That means brushing your teeth at least twice and flossing at least once every single day. However, it’s equally important to stick to a regular schedule of preventive appointments where your dentist or hygienist can thoroughly clean residual traces of plaque and tartar (calcified plaque). At-home and professional cleaning help ensure that the oral bacteria that make up plaque and tartar don’t have enough time to attack your teeth and gums, leading to progressive issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Early Detection and Treatment

Along with thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums, your routine visits also include a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. This examination involves a visual inspection where we will check for any signs that could indicate concern, such as weak/damaged teeth or infected gum tissues. For more detailed results, we may employ advanced imaging technology such as a digital intraoral camera, which will allow us to see areas behind your teeth and in hard-to-see areas of your mouth. We may also take digital X-rays to check for underlying problems or to update your digital dental records.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Part of your dental examinations will also include a comprehensive screening to check for signs of oral cancer. Tissue abnormalities such as lesions, discolored patches of tissue, sores that don’t heal, unusually hard or rough patches, and more can indicate the early signs of oral cancer. By detecting the disease and seeking appropriate treatment early, you’ll have a much better chance at successfully treating it.

Schedule an Exam & Cleaning with Us

Your routine dental exam and cleaning appointments help ensure that you successfully avoid the need for more extensive oral health care in the future. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the dental office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or emailing info@drjackschwartz.com.