As part of the process of keeping your smile healthy, you need to have your teeth and gums checked. We can identify possible problems and even perform a cleaning to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Have you scheduled a summer checkup yet?
Examining Your Smile with Advanced Technology
First, we need to assess the state of your oral health. We will carefully examine your smile using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays, which use 80% less radiation and allow us to gather instant, detailed images of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We can then identify the presence of common oral health problems in the earliest stages, treating them before they can lead to serious complications. According to the American Dental Association, you should have a checkup every six months.
Cleaning Your Smile
As part of your visit, we will also clean your teeth. The procedure involves the use of a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a bacterial byproduct that can lead to weakened tooth enamel, increasing the risk of tooth decay. Plaque buildup also inflames gum tissue, making gingivitis and gum disease more likely. We complete the procedure by polishing the teeth, creating a more attractive appearance.
Signs You Need a Dentist
Outside of routine visits, how do you know when the dentist should see your smile? We recommend scheduling a visit if you notice any changes to your smile. For example, a toothache or tooth sensitivity could be potential signs of a cavity or infection. If your gums appear redder than usual, or if you experience soreness or bleeding when brushing and flossing, this could be signs of gingivitis or the early stages of gum disease. If you have any questions about checkups and clearings, or when to see the dentist, then contact our team today.
Do You Need Preventive Care?
At Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, we can offer preventive care to strength and protect your smile. We’ve proudly served our patients in Astoria, NY (including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and all surrounding communities) since 1991. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leibowitz, call our office in Astoria today at 718-728-8320.