General & Preventative Dentistry in White Plains, NY
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Maintaining Your Dental Health in White Plains
Both the American Dental Association and our team of experts at the Dental Group of Westchester recommend regular check-ups and dental exams. Avoiding these routine exams increases your chance of getting dental problems. Why?
During a typical dental examination, your White Plains dentist can evaluate a number of factors. Firstly, your doctor assesses your medical history for any potential health risks or previous conditions. Some conditions make you more likely to have dental problems. Next, he or she will check your teeth and gums using an intraoral camera. This technology allows you and the dentist to see clear images of the inside of your mouth and discuss any findings.
Our team may also use digital x-rays to get greater insight into the condition of your mouth and jaw. Finally, we take this opportunity to check for oral cancer and use Diagnodent technology to check for cavities.
Without a doubt, regular exams are the first line of defense for every dental problem whether it be gum disease, decay, or orthodontic issues. Please book your next check with us today!
Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is one of the greatest ways you can protect your smile. But did you know that even with the most thorough hygiene habits, plaque and tartar can build up? If this plaque is not removed it can lead to decay, gum disease, and more serious dental problems.
Regular hygiene appointments can be a great partner to your everyday habits. Your dental hygienist is an expert in keeping teeth clean and healthy. By attending these visits, you benefit from a professional cleaning, which involves those hard to reach areas being cleaned and thus protected from dangerous bacteria.
You’ll also work with your hygienist to assess your hygiene routine and identify any areas for improvement. She will discuss problematic areas and help you devise a plan to get these areas out of the red zone.
Hygiene visits are recommended every six months but we suggest more frequent visits if there is decay or gum disease present. Much pain and cost can be prevented with these regular cleanings and advice from a professional hygienist.
We welcome patients of all ages to our family dental practice. In fact, we very much enjoy helping children take their first steps to improved dental health. Our dentists have experience providing dental exams and hygiene advice for infants, adolescents, and teenagers. These appointments are adapted to meet your child’s individual needs and we place a little more emphasis on fun and education (even though our adult visits are full of laughter too).
It is recommended for children to receive a dental exam every six months and for parents to be involved in their oral hygiene habits. During the exam, both parent and child can ask questions and will have each step explained.
No matter what your child needs to feel comfortable, we do our best to cater to those needs. Whether they want to watch their favorite show on Netflix or prefer to cuddle their teddy, we’ll help make their visit positive.
Dental x-rays are important (and recommended by the ADA) because they allow your dentist to detect disease or decay that may not be apparent during a simple visual exam. They let us find and treat dental issues before they have a chance to develop into more serious and costly problems. Because we use digital x-rays, we can provide outstanding benefits for our patients, including:
- Immediate results, so you can spend less time in the dental chair
- Highly precise images for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning
- Less radiation exposure
- Enlarged images for more detailed viewing
At Dental Group of Westchester, our patients’ comfort and convenience are our top priority. Digital x-rays let us treat you faster, more comfortably, and with better results.
A CT scan provides more detailed information than a standard x-ray can.
CT scans provide 3D images of the teeth, soft tissues, bone, and nerves, which are viewed on a computer screen. These images offer highly-detailed information that can be important for procedures such as dental implants and root canals. It lets us plan the correct placement for dental implants and to accurately diagnosis pathologies for root canal treatment.
Dental Group of Westchester is one of the only offices in our area using this advanced technology to assure you of better dental care!
There are two primary types of mouthguards: Night guards and sports guards; with each serving a specific purpose. At the Dental Group of Westchester, we provide custom-made mouth guards to help prevent bite issues such as TMJ disorders, to protect your smile, and also to align your teeth. A painful or misaligned bite can lead to more complex dental problems taking shape.
Night guards: These mouth guards are designed to prevent bruxism (or teeth grinding) and a bad bite. The guards are custom-made by our expert dentists subject to your individual needs. We make sure the fit is comfortable and will provide the lasting benefits you need.
Sports guards: The American Dental Association recommends wearing a sports mouth guard whenever participating in contact sports. The guard is made to fit your smile and protect your teeth in the most comfortable manner possible.
Please speak to your White Plains dentist about the various mouth guards options during your next visit.
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