Dental Exams & Hygiene

Dental Exams and Hygiene Page

Keeping Tuckahoe Smiles in Top Shape

We can’t say it often enough – your health is just as important to us as it is to you! That’s why our hygiene visits and dental exams are a little more in-depth than you might expect.

What do You Look for During My Exam and Cleaning?

We thoroughly check you for any signs of oral cancer. This is crucial since oral cancer can present itself without any noticeable symptoms.

We also chart your periodontal health at every hygiene visit to make sure that your gums are staying healthy and that you don’t have any infection brewing. Periodontal infections are often silent, meaning that you could have the beginning of periodontal disease with no symptoms. In fact, undiagnosed gum disease can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay, abscesses and tooth loss.

This is a major problem because if your gums are not healthy, they leave an open pathway for the bacteria in your mouth to enter your bloodstream. And those bacteria can wreak havoc on your body, leading to everything from strokes and pancreatic cancer to low birth-weight babies and diabetic concerns. Sound hard to believe? Just Google it: Study after study shows direct connections between gum health and whole body health.

What Technologies do You Use?

The combination of digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras makes seeing and diagnosing problems in your mouth simple and efficient. Both digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras let us show you what is happening in your mouth while protecting you from excess radiation. We also use dental microscopes for the ultimate in precision care.

Our patients love leaving with that just-cleaned freshness, knowing that their smiles – and their bodies – are in good shape. We think it is the peace of mind you deserve. Call for your exam and cleaning today!