Exams and Cleanings in Huntington Station, NY
Have you gone for your exam and cleaning recently? Twice-yearly checkups can help identify potential problems and stave off decay.
Exams and Cleanings Procedure at Kane Dental of Huntington
A typical exam and cleaning session at the dentist involves the services of a dentist first and then a hygienist. There are several advantages to getting regular exams and cleanings.
- The dentist will make a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, tongue, lips, and jaw and identify hidden problems that may not display any visible symptom. These can be treated and nipped in the bud with timely intervention.
- He or she will also be able to spot early signs of tooth decay. Patients in Huntington Station, NY may not be aware that they may feel pain or discomfort during advanced stages of decay. Early identification may be instrumental in preventing tooth loss or gum disease.
- For children, regular exams help monitor healthy growth and development of teeth and help children become comfortable with dental checkups.
We offer affordable exams and cleanings near you and treat patients of all ages. Please drop in at our offices or call us for more details.
What Are Dental Cleanings and How Do They Help?
Professional cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar (hardened bacterial deposits on your teeth) from the front and backs of the teeth surfaces. A cleaning session at Kane Dental of Huntington also gets rid of debris trapped between teeth.
While regular brushing and flossing help keep your teeth clean, there are still certain areas of the oral cavity that are difficult to access with a brush or floss thread. For example, you may not be able to remove all the food particles trapped at the base of the teeth near the gumline.
The hygienist will use handheld instruments like a scaler to remove tartar. For patients who suffer from a heightened sensitivity, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area during cleaning. Our friendly dental team will also discuss good hygiene practices, suggest dietary recommendations, and help you make positive lifestyle choices.
Contact Kane Dental of Huntington in Huntington Station, NY for exams and cleanings near you.