Preventive Dentistry – Tappan, NY
How We Keep Tappan Families Cavity-Free
In addition to consistently brushing and flossing at home, people of all ages should also attend at least one checkup and cleaning every six months to ensure that small dental problems don’t have the chance to turn into larger ones. With routine preventive care, we can help your entire household enjoy healthy, problem-free smiles year after year, saving you both time and money when it comes to your dental visits. Scheduling an appointment at Smile More Dentistry takes less than a minute, and your teeth will definitely thank you for it! To contact our dental office, give us a call today.
Why Choose Smile More Dentistry for Preventive Dental Care?
- Happy to Treat the Entire Family Under One Roof
- Appointments Always Start on Time
- Evening & Saturday Appointments Available
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Preventing a problem is always easier than having to get it fixed, and that’s exactly what checkups and cleanings are designed to do when it comes to your teeth. Professional cleanings help remove plaque and tartar from those areas of your mouth that your brush and floss can’t reach, and an exam by one of our dentists will let them catch any decay or damage as early as possible while it’s easy to treat.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Life can certainly be stressful, and for many, this causes them to grind their teeth. Officially called “bruxism,” some people only engage in this habit while they are asleep, making it extremely difficult to stop! Fortunately, we can help keep someone’s smile protected by offering them a custom-made nightguard. This small oral appliance shields the teeth from harmful contact by placing a thin barrier between the upper and lower rows, allowing a patient to rest easy.
Mouthguards / Sportsguards
Do you or your children regularly play sports? If so, after you’ve put on your helmet and shin guards, don’t forget to protect your teeth as well by wearing a mouthguard! At Smile More Dentistry, we’re happy to provide our active patients with specially-made mouthguards that are designed to fit over their unique teeth. This makes them much more comfortable compared to generic store bought guards, plus they’re able to shield the teeth better as well, giving athletes (and parents) one less thing to worry about during a game.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In addition to checking you for cavities and gum disease at your regular preventive visits, our team will also be on the lookout for the early signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer is relatively easy to treat if detected during its initial stages, but it can be quite deadly if diagnosed once it has already become advanced. Regular screenings are an excellent way to ensure this disease never has the opportunity to sneak up on our patients.
When it comes to cavity prevention, fluoride is a gift from nature to your smile! When exposed to the enamel, this helpful mineral actually fortifies it and repairs any areas of minor damage at the same time. In addition to toothpaste and tap water, you’ll also find fluoride in our dental office, where we can coat a patient’s teeth with a highly-concentrated gel at their regular checkups. This treatment only takes a minute, but it’s one of the most effective ways to drastically lower someone’s risk for decay between appointments.
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