True, brushing and flossing at home help keep your teeth and gums healthy. But professional dental care is just as important! To achieve and maintain optimal oral health, you need both. At National Dental East Meadow, we offer a wide array of treatments in general dentistry. Whether you need preventative care or gum treatment, we can address your needs.
A dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, removes buildup on the teeth to keep oral bacteria at bay. Brushing and flossing keeps these microbes manageable for a time. However, every few months, professional intervention is necessary to help avoid tooth decay and gum disease. During this appointment, your hygienist will gently clean the teeth using a combination of hand scalers and ultrasonic instruments. Not only will your teeth feel amazing, they will look clean and sparkly as well.
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Generally, a dental examination is performed during the same visit as your cleaning. During this assessment, your dentist will check for signs of decay and gum disease and ensure that your bite and jaw joints are working correctly. This simple evaluation allows your doctor to detect any potential problems early on, so appropriate steps can be taken to address the issue. >> Learn more about professional dental exams
Occasionally, dental x-rays are necessary to visualize the underlying structures of the mouth, such as your teeth roots and jawbone. At National Dental East Meadow, all of our diagnostic imaging is 100 percent digital. This means that patients will receive far less radiation. Additionally, digital imaging allows your doctor to assess your condition with unparalleled accuracy. >> Learn more about digital radiography
The gums are the foundation of your smile. When it comes to your dental wellbeing, healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth. If plaque and tartar deposits are not routinely removed from the teeth through brushing and flossing, the gums will become inflamed and red. This condition, known as gingivitis, is the body’s way of reacting to these irritants. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into advanced periodontal disease, in which the jawbone around the teeth erodes, leading to mobility or tooth loss. At National Dental East Meadow, we offer periodontal treatments that can help patients combat gum disease and achieve optimal oral health.
National Dental is a family practice. In addition to providing services for teens and adults, we also offer a variety of services in pediatric dentistry, such as cleanings, examinations, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and more. >> Learn more about dentistry for kids
Oral Cancer Screenings
Most oral cancer-related deaths could have been prevented with an early diagnosis. Therefore, our doctors perform an oral cancer screening at every dental visit. In addition to visually assessing your oral soft tissues for lesions or other abnormalities, we will also palpate the head, neck, and oral cavity to feel for any lumps or bumps. Generally, this simple assessment only takes about five minutes, but it can play a significant role in saving your life.>> Learn more about oral cancer screenings
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If you are in need of dental care near East Meadow or Levittown, consider visiting National Dental. You can call our office at (516) 962-2292 or contact us online anytime.