Like most things health-related, it’s easier, safer, and more cost-effective to prevent a health issue rather than diagnose and treat it—especially if the problem can become chronic.
At Northport Family Dental, we take practicing prevention seriously. We offer all the dental services you and your family need to stay miles ahead of tooth decay, gingivitis, and cavities.
Healthy teeth and gums don’t just happen out of nowhere; they take a lot of diligence and care! Brushing and flossing daily, along with regular dental check-ups and teeth exams, can give you the best chance of never having to worry about gum disease or dental pain. Dr. Jeffrey S. Rubin and Dr. Olivia Quinn take prevention seriously and promote it heavily to our Northport patients.
A healthy mouth links to your general body well-being. There’s no end to studies that point to the link between your oral health and your body’s health. Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, strokes, and more are linked with oral infections.
While some places often recommend dental check-ups every six months, your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings in order to prevent issues like gum disease or tooth decay. Monitoring existing dental conditions is part of your dental prevention process.
During your dental check-up at our Northport dental office, we include comprehensive exams and evaluation of your mouth and surrounding areas.
Your Northport dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and look for any abnormalities. They will check to examine your gums and look for signs of periodontal disease. We may need to take x-rays for more precise details of your oral structure that you can't normally view visually. During your dental check-up, we may use an intraoral camera that allows patients to see precisely what the dentist is seeing. Sometimes it’s beneficial for patients to visually see any oral issues or concerns with their own eyes.
During your exam, we will also screen for oral cancer, sleep apnea, and teeth grinding disorders.
Brushing and flossing daily will help prevent many oral health issues; only a dental hygienist can entirely remove the build-up of plaque and tartar that will always occur. We want to keep your entire family as healthy and happy as possible.
Your dental hygienist will use specialized dental instruments that can clean your teeth and gums in a way your toothbrush and floss can’t. Without consistent oral treatment, you can be susceptible to gum disease, which can, over time, lead to tooth loss.
Our experienced dental team is here to help answer questions, demonstrate proper brushing techniques, and provide tips to help you achieve oral health success.
A healthy smile is just a phone call away at Northport Family Dental. Our dentists know what lack of dental prevention can do to your smile. Together, we can help you avoid major issues and dental emergencies.
Please call Northport Family Dental to schedule your preventive dental check-up and teeth cleaning. Our whole dental team looks forward to keeping you and your family as healthy as possible.