Regular Dental Exams

Regular Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning in Glen Cove

Though no one gets too excited about going to the dentist, however, have you wondered why the American Dental Association advises a dental exam once every six months? Regular dental visits are essential to maintain good oral health, keep your gums and teeth healthy. Routine dental visits help us treat the problems in the initial stages. 

During your regular dental exam visit at our Glen Cove office, we check for gum disease, tooth decay, worn-out fillings, and other changes in your gums and teeth. You need to tell us if you are having any sickness, taking any medication including the use of over-the-counter medicines.

If your dental exam is due in the past six months, then you should take it seriously to call us at the Glen Cove office for an appointment.
Maintain your healthy teeth. 

Need for Comprehensive Dental Exams

Prevention is the main key to good oral health for Glen Cove residents. Detecting problems at early stages prevents further deterioration, emergencies, and avoidable expenses. Keeping your oral health in great shape can help you keep your overall well-being in check. 

Although daily brushing and flossing are important and considered as good oral practice, they are not enough to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth even if you practice brushing and flossing every day. Moreover, regular dental exams in the Glen Cove office offer many benefits for your good health:

Regular visits to One and Truly Dental allows us to:

  • Monitor your oral health
  • Identify dental problems early
  • Prevent gum disease and tooth loss
  • Prevent tooth decay
  • Reduce the need for more expensive treatments
  • Improve the appearance of your smile

Visiting the dentist every six months for regular dental exams in Glen Cove for most of the patients is enough to maintain oral health. Those who show early signs of periodontal disease and are more prone to tooth decay may need more frequent visits. 

What to Expect During a Dental Visit?

On your first visit to the dentist, your full health history will be taken down. The first appointment consists of a one-on-one conversation about your dental concerns, needs, and past experiences. On follow-up visits, if any changes in your health or medication are there, make sure to go through by your dentist. Your dentist should be aware if you are pregnant, having heart problems, allergies, or taking any kind of blood thinners. 

Checking for tooth decay is a part of the regular dental examination. During your visit we will check and evaluate the following:

  • Your gum and teeth health,
  • Examine mouth for indications of oral cancer, vitamin deficiencies, diabetes
  • Examine neck and head to rule out any changes
  • Movement of your lower jaw joints

Lastly, we will clean your teeth and guide you on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene between your visits.

Dental Cleaning

  • Check the cleanliness of your gums and teeth
  • Floss between your teeth
  • Review brushing and flossing techniques
  • Remove any plaque and tartar
  • Polish your teeth

Neck & Head Exam

  • Examine your face and neck
  • Check lymph nodes
  • Check lower jaw joints (TMJs)

Clinical Dental Exam

  • Examine the gums and tongue
  • Check your bite
  • Look for loose and broken teeth 
  • Check for signs of gum disease
  • Check for damaged fillings
  • Look for tooth decay
  • Take digital x-rays and pictures to look for cavities, abscesses, or cysts 
  • Check for a dental appliance, if any
  • Do an Oral Cancer Screening
  • Assess your need for fluoride

During illness or stress, you need to visit your dentist more frequently than usual. 

If it’s time for a dental exam or cleaning, call us and schedule an appointment today!

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70 Glen St
#240 Glen Cove NY


Office Hours

Mon: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tue: 9:30AM – 7:00PM
Wed: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Thu: 9:30AM – 7:00PM
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Sun: Closed