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Greenlawn Dental Checkup

Dental cleaning in Greenlawn

Greenlawn dental checkup

Greenlawn dental checkup

In order to keep your teeth clean and cavity free, and gums healthy, you will want to have dental cleanings at our dental practice, Roger Curtiss, DDS. However, if your gums are in poor health you may need to get periodontal cleanings at our office as well. When you come to our dental practice for a Greenlawn dental checkup, our dentist, Dr. Roger D. Curtiss, will assess the health of your gums and let you know exactly what type of dental cleanings may be needed.

Is generally recommended that a regular dental cleaning is performed every six months at our dental practice. A regular dental cleaning will remove all excess plaque and tartar from your teeth. By removing these materials, it will help to keep your teeth cavity-free. If during your Greenlawn dental checkup, our dentist sees that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, he most likely will recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to good health. However, if during a regular dental exam, it is seen that you have developed deep pockets between your teeth and gums, this means that you have at least a mild case of gum disease. At this point, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment at our office. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums, and is often performed with the help of local anesthesia so that our patient remains perfectly comfortable during the treatment. During this scaling and root planing treatment, all excess material is removed from the teeth and between the deep pockets. The roots are then smoothed down so that it is less likely that any extra debris will be able to stay attached to them. This type of periodontal treatment is used to treat gum disease, or as a preventive measure when a patient is known to be prone to developing gum disease.

For an appointment to be seen by our dentist for a Greenlawn dental checkup, contact us today.

299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
(631) 706-4185

Dental Cleaning in Centerport

Get Healthy Gums in Centerport

Dental Cleaning in Centerport

Dental Cleaning in Centerport

If you want to make sure that your teeth say clean and your gums stay healthy, you will want to come to our dental practice for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. If you do not have professional teeth cleanings, your gums simply will not be able to stay healthy in spite of your very best at-home teeth cleaning efforts. To make sure that your teeth and gums stay their healthiest, you will want to have a dental cleaning in Centerport on a periodic basis, at our dental practice, Roger Curtiss, DDS.

At our dental practice, our expert dentist is Dr. Roger D. Curtiss. It is recommended that patients schedule teeth cleanings for the same time that they schedule a dental exam with our top-notch dentist. During a dental exam our dentist will be able to assess the health of your gums. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist may recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the next few months to make sure that your gums return to excellent health. A dental cleaning in Centerport will remove all excess plaque, bacteria, and tartar that remain on your teeth. Even the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen will not remove all plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Once plaque is allowed to stay on your teeth for even a short amount of time, tartar will form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed during a professional dental cleaning. If tartar and bacteria remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Plaque, bacteria, tartar, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point, you will have a serious case of gum disease.

A dental cleaning in Centerport can be very effective in keeping gum disease at bay. When you have a dental cleaning on a regularly scheduled basis you can be sure that the plaque and tartar is not having a chance to build up in your mouth to the point where serious gum disease can begin. Of course, it is important that you come in for dental cleanings every six months to make sure that your gums stay in excellent condition. The dental cleanings will also help your teeth to remain cavity-free. For an appointment to see our dentist regarding a dental exam, or to come in for a dental cleaning, contact us today.

Roger Curtiss, DDS
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
(631) 706-4185

Greenlawn Dentist

Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Greenlawn

Greenlawn Dentist

Greenlawn Dentist

The benefits of dental cleanings are just as important for your child as they are for you. In fact, in some ways they are even more important. Your child’s primary (baby) teeth are designed to fall out on a schedule that allows the right time frame for permanent (adult) teeth to grow in. If that schedule is disrupted because one or more tooth have to be removed early, it can lead to problems that have to addressed in order to support optimal dental well-being for her or him. It’s tooth decay that can put those teeth in jeopardy, and our Greenlawn dentist can prevent that with dental cleanings every six months.

It’s not always easy to prevent tooth decay in children. Sugar seems to be in so many foods and drinks. And even if you are perfect in making sure that he or she brushes after meals and that thorough flossing is done daily, plaque can still hide and avoid all efforts at oral hygiene at home. It’s that film-like substance, plaque, that erodes tooth enamel, causing tooth decay that forms cavities. And while our Greenlawn dentist can fill a cavity easily and effectively, especially if it’s caught while still small, it is best to avoid those cavities entirely. For one thing, no child appreciates the Novocaine needle or the drill, both of which are utilized in placing a filling. It’s necessary, but far from ideal.

Pediatric dental cleanings at least twice per year allow our Greenlawn dentist to eradicate all plaque (and its hardened form, tartar) from between your child’s teeth and in gum pockets. This is essential, because as long as plaque and tartar remain, they are working to eat away at her or his precious enamel.

Plaque and tartar are also the primary culprits for causing gum disease. Irritation, inflammation, and even infection can ensue if they are not eliminated regularly. It is the goal of our Greenlawn dentist to help keep your child’s teeth and gums strong and healthy. Regular dental exams and cleanings make for a very efficient strategy to reach that goal. And unlike getting a filling, dental cleanings don’t cause any discomfort or pain. It’s a valuable method for your child, any way you look at it. Call us today and schedule one for him or her.

Roger Curtiss, DDS
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
(631) 706-4185