Preventive Dentistry NYC

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. It brings you confidence, helps in personal and professional relationships, and projects a positive image. If your smile is compromised by tooth loss or decay, you lose elements of all these benefits. Preventive dentistry in NYC can protect and beautify your smile, while also ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy and pain-free.

If you want the most beautiful smile with the healthiest mouth, it’s time to consider preventive dentistry in NYC with Dr. Spiro Condos.

What is Preventive Dentistry NYC?

Preventive dentistry is sometimes thought of as a form of cosmetic dentistry, but it’s much more than that. While it can include cosmetic procedures like teeth cleanings and plastic surgery of the gums, the key underlying goal is to maintain good oral health.

Preventive dentistry in NYC includes regular checkups, cleaning, and even the dental care that you perform at home.

Regular Teeth Cleanings at Dental Implant Center NYC

Professional teeth cleaning will remove buildup and keep your teeth brighter. Regular cleaning is also an opportunity for your hygienist to look for any issues that may have developed in your teeth and gums. Early detection is the best way to prevent long-term complications and costly restoration procedures.

You can schedule professional teeth cleanings every six months. If you suffer from diabetes or if you have a history of gum and teeth problems, then Dr. Condos and his team may recommend a more frequent schedule.

Professional teeth cleanings aren’t just specialized brushing. Your hygienist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove food debris and tartar. Your teeth will be polished to eliminate superficial staining. A pressure wash with sodium bicarbonate will then remove plaque that normal brushing hasn’t removed. A fluoride treatment is also added to help remineralize teeth to make them stronger and more resistant to damage and cavities.

Professional cleaning is one of the most important aspects of preventive dentistry in NYC. You can schedule teeth cleanings at our clinic today.

Plastic Surgery of the Gums

Another way to enhance your smile and protect your dental health is to have plastic surgery of the gums. Over time, your gums can recede, leaving more of your teeth exposed. Along the receding line, bacteria and debris can collect, leading to the formation of plaque and cavities. If the gums recede too far, your roots could become exposed, leading to sensitivity, pain, and a risk of serious damage to your teeth.

Plastic surgery of the gums can be used to restore your gum line and help protect your teeth. Gum grafting is a procedure that involves moving tissue from elsewhere in your mouth (often from a flap at the top of your mouth), to promote growth along the gumline.

Plastic surgery of the gums can also be used to remove excess tissue or to change the look of an uneven gumline.

Plastic surgery of the gums can be purely cosmetic, but it is most often used to help promote the health of your gums and teeth. Even when it is cosmetic, your renewed smile will motivate you to take better care of your teeth.

Taking Part in Preventive Dentistry NYC

In addition to the services you can schedule at Dental Implant Center NYC, you can also take steps to protect your dental health and maintain your smile at home.

To help prevent decay and infections, make sure that you:

  • Use fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities.
  • Brush at least two times a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush or electronic toothbrush.
  • Replace your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head at least every three months.
  • Clean between your teeth using a floss pick, string floss, or water flosser to remove debris.
  • Use mouthwash once per day. An antiseptic mouthwash can remove bacteria and germs that cause decay.

In addition to routine care, you can also reduce sugar in food and drinks (avoid soda to greatly reduce your sugar intake), and avoid cigarettes or vaping products that can compromise your oral health.

Taking an active role in your own dental care can reduce your risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other common tooth and gum conditions.

Schedule Preventive Dentistry NYC With Dr. Spiro Condos

Whether you’re looking for professional teeth cleaning, a whitening procedure, plastic surgery of the gums, or any other kind of procedure, the team at Dental Implant Center NYC is ready to assist.

Dr. Condos and his dental team can help to improve your smile today while protecting it for the years to come. Have confidence knowing that your teeth and gums are protected while also looking their best. Contact us today to schedule preventive dentistry in NYC.

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