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Preventive Dentistry – Staten Island, NY

Helping You Maintain
a Healthy and Radiant Smile

At NU Dental Staten Island, Dr. G does everything he can to help you experience a healthy, attractive smile. Once you see the difference between a healthy smile and one filled with dental problems, you’ll love coming to us for care! If you have not yet completed a checkup in the past six months, please give our dental office a call. With regular prevention, you can protect your teeth and gums and most if not all common oral health concerns. Once you schedule regular visits with us for preventive dentistry in Staten Island, NY, you’ll realize just how easy it is to maintain a bright, healthy smile for life.

Why Choose NU Dental Staten Island for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a preventive dentistry exam

Plaque and tartar need to be removed from teeth and having your teeth cleaned at our dental office twice a year is the best way to do it. With regular brushing and flossing, you can keep it under control. However, it’s not enough to clean hard-to-reach areas that only our hygienists can access. Plus, those areas can easily develop tartar, a substance that can’t be removed with at-home care alone. These are just two reasons why regular cleanings matter. Additionally, our thorough exams can catch early signs of cavities and gum disease before they cause harm.

Children’s Dentistry

Young girl pointing to smile during children's dentistry visit

Regardless of how young your children may be, they likely have teeth already erupting. The moment teeth appear, they become susceptible to cavities. Thankfully, regular cleanings and checkups are available at our dental office, no matter how young your child is. We understand if they feel a bit anxious about completing appointments, which is why we always take the necessary steps to meet their specific needs within reason, ensuring they feel right at home. If you are concerned about your child’s dental development, we’re ready to offer guidance and answer your questions.

Fluoride Treatment

Patient receiving fluoride treatment

If you’re wondering why most toothpaste brands and public drinking water sources contain fluoride, it’s because this naturally-occurring mineral works to strengthen your teeth and protect them from cavities. Not getting enough fluoride on a regular basis? Your regular checkup is more likely to include professional fluoride therapy. This involves applying a highly concentrated fluoride directly to your teeth, either in the form of a gel, varnish, foam, or rinse, and allowing your enamel to absorb it slowly over time. While this treatment is quick and painless, you need to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes in order for the enamel to effectively absorb the fluoride.

Oral Cancer Screening

Woman receiving oral cancer screening

When caught in the earliest stages, oral cancer can be easily removed and cured. This is actually true for many forms of cancer, which is why we always perform an oral cancer screening during your routine exam. We visually scan the inside of your mouth and confirm the presence of any discolored patches, unusual lumps, and sores that have not healed in a long time. Additionally, we will likely examine your throat and neck for troublesome symptoms. If we believe it to be necessary, we’ll partner you with a local physician so a biopsy can be performed.

Nightguards for Grinding/TMJ

Clear nightguard on metal tray

Do you share a bed with someone that complains about your constant teeth grinding and clenching while you sleep? The bad news is the sound it makes is far from your biggest concern. When you grind your teeth, your enamel begins to break down. This can also lead to TMJ disorder, which can cause a high amount of discomfort. By wearing a nightguard, you can avoid further damage to your teeth and jaw joints. While stores often sell nightguards, the ones our dental office designs with our digital impression technology ensures the best-fitting appliance possible.

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