Dental Cleanings & Dental Exams
A Clean Smile Is a Healthy Smile
The most basic step toward a lifetime of healthy teeth and a bright smile is regular dental cleanings and dental exams from Smile Design Dental. Trusted Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino wants to help you keep your smile safe and give you a smile you can be proud of for the rest of your life.
Why Are Dental Exams And Dental Cleanings Important?
After you buy a new car, you must get regularly scheduled maintenance. This does not mean the car is going to fail, but instead it ensures that it doesn’t fail. It also make sures that when something does start to go wrong, the mechanics can catch it early and reduce the time, effort, and money it would take to correct the problem if it gets bigger. That is what exams and cleanings from Smile Design Dental are meant to do for your smile. Dental exams and dental cleanings allow Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino to keep an eye on the condition of your smile and address any areas of concern as quickly as possible. As with everything in life, the earlier you find the problem, the easier and less expensive it is to fix.
What Will My Exam And Cleaning Be Like?
If you are a new patient to Smile Design Dental, your visit will start with you filling out or turning in your new patient paperwork. Once your paperwork is completed, you will be brought back to your exam room. A dental hygienist will conduct the first portion of your exam and cleaning. We will take dental X-rays so that we can get an idea of where your dental health stands and where it appears to be going. This also gives us a good benchmark to go back to at later exams to see if there is any problem beginning to develop. Your hygienist will then conduct a thorough cleaning of your teeth. This will help remove any stubborn plaque and tartar that may be left after your daily brushing and flossing. Your hygienist will also take note of any area of concern with your mouth. Once your cleaning is complete, trusted Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino will look over these areas and thoroughly inspect your teeth for cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, and any other problems. If she finds any issues, she will work with you to determine a treatment plan to get your smile back to top health. We try to have all treatment plans completed in two visits or less. We don’t want you to spend a moment longer than necessary dealing with a dental problem.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Looked At?
The general rule is that you should see a dentist at least two times per year. The normal scheduling procedure is to have you come in every six months, unless you experience a problem during that time. This way, we can be sure to stay on top of any potential issues with your smile and get them taken care of as quickly as we can.
Dr. Geraldine Petrosino is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry in 1994 and has been practicing Dentistry for more than 22 years. Call our office today at 845-670-5423 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Petrosino for dental cleanings and dental exams. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.