Taking care of your oral health is an important part of maintaining your overall health. There are plenty of ways to take care of your teeth and gums at home, such as brushing twice a day, as well as flossing regularly and using a mouth rinse. While these methods are vital to keeping up with your oral hygiene, regular dental exams and cleanings are necessary for optimal oral health. If you are due for a dental appointment or are experiencing any odd symptoms, then visit our dentist in Commack, Steven R. Feigelson, DDS.
While at-home habits like brushing and flossing are key behaviors when it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease, it is only your first line of defense against such conditions. Regular dental cleanings help get rid of stubborn layers of plaque that may accumulate in hard to reach areas that a toothbrush just cannot quite get rid of. A thorough dental cleaning can get rid of this sort of plaque, cleaning your gumline and the roots of your teeth to help further prevent cavities and gingivitis. Regular dental exams also help monitor your oral health. If you visit our dentist in Commack regularly, then Steven R. Feigelson, DDS will have a better idea of how your health is faring. When you plan an annual visit, Dr. Feigelson can compare the results of your current exam with documentation gathered from previous ones. This makes it easier for Dr. Feigelson to identify any minute changes in your oral health or to identify any developing conditions.
Routine dental exams also include oral cancer screenings and other precautionary procedures. Sometimes a cavity can sneak up on you and can only be identified during an exam. These sorts of cavities can be revealed via x-ray imaging. These x-rays can also inform Dr. Feigelson whether certain teeth are shifting and if any work needs to be done because of it, such as the growth or emergence of wisdom teeth.
No matter what your dental needs are, our dentist in Commack, Steven R. Feigelson, DDS, is here to provide you and your family with the dental care you need and deserve.