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Comprehensive dental care?

Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts is fully equipped to provide comprehensive dental care to their patients. It is the constant endeavor of the entire team at Amazing Smiles to ensure a coordinated delivery of total dental care that a patient may require or request.

When a patient visits the Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts dental office, he or she is met with a total dental care approach. During the consultation, careful attention is paid to the patient’s problem, his or her needs, expectations and any apprehensions that he or she may have on any front. A thorough examination and evaluation of the complete dental condition is conducted thereafter, in consultation with the patient.

If a particular tooth is causing trouble, Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Art does not treat the tooth in isolation, but as a part of a larger whole. The focus on the particular treatment is just the beginning of the comprehensive care process. It includes periodic oral examinations, professional teeth cleaning at regular intervals, fluoride treatment, breath control, gum cleaning, and preventive care against periodontal disease.

Comprehensive dental care at Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Art ensures their patients a healthier life and healthier teeth and gums. With comprehensive dental care, many patients enjoy a good quality of life with strong and healthy teeth for a lifetime.

Deep Cleaning - Prophylaxis what is it ?

Prophylaxis is performed by our hygienists to prevent the spread of bacteria that cause oral disease. This procedure includes the scrubbing, scaling, polishing, and debridement of the tooth using special tools only available at the dentist. Bacteria that remain on the tooth after brushing and flossing can quickly turn into plaque, which can then form tartar, the hard yellow or brown substance on the surface of the tooth that brushing and flossing is unable to scrub away. The only way to remove tartar before it causes the teeth and gums to become infected is with a deep cleaning using advanced techniques.

Our dentist believe  that a professional dental cleaning can not only prevent the spread of bacteria, but can also prevent stains from setting in. Besides forming the dark colored tartar that can cause teeth to be discolored, bacteria can also eat away the enamel that is the outer protective layer of the tooth. When this enamel begins to become porous, the brownish dentin underneath can show through, creating and even more stained appearance.

Anyone who has not had a dental checkup in over six months is at risk of developing cavities and other dental problems. If you have not visited the dentist in a while or are beginning to see stains setting in, call our expert in dental cleaning in Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts today to schedule you professional cleaning before it is too late.

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends that everyone should schedule a regular dental checkup at their dentist every six months. These dental checkups are needed for several reasons. One reason is that the dentist will have the opportunity spot the signs of any oral health issues early, and address the problems while they are still in their most treatable stages.

While twice daily brushing and daily flossing are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, these techniques are not enough to remove every bit of plaque and tartar that accumulates on the teeth. A professional cleaning by our West Hollywood dental cleaning expert is able to remove even the toughest bacteria that put the patient’s mouth at risk of developing tooth decay or periodontal disease.

The importance of x-rays

X-Rays are a very important part of what your dentist does to keep your teeth healthy. We take x-rays to provide us with an in-depth look at your teeth, which can indicate any issues such as bone loss or tooth decay that may not be detectable to the naked eye. X-rays are typically taken once a year. From x-rays to thorough dental cleanings, Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts wants to be your Irvington dentist, Dobbs Ferry dentist and Hastings-on-Hudson dentist. 

The importance of a Dental Cleaning

It’s important to have your teeth cleaned regularly by a dentist. Hastings on Hudson is a quick drive over to from Dobbs Ferry or Irvington to ensure that your mouth, teeth and gums are at their healthiest. Regular dental cleanings can help prevent several dental and oral conditions such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, medical studies have shown that the health of the oral cavity can have an effect on your overall health.

Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts offers thorough cleanings in which our dental hygienist removes the plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth by hand or by using an ultrasonic instrument. After the cleaning and x-rays are done and the intra-oral photographs are reviewed by your dentist, a visual examination is completed which includes an oral cancer screening.

Dental X-Rays in Irvington-Dobbs Ferry

Our Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts hygienists takes X-rays during every checkup they perform because it is the best way to visualize the entire structure of the patient’s mouth, including the tooth roots and the jaw bone. Our expert in dental X-rays in Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts can diagnose many problems that could otherwise go unnoticed by examining the X-rays that are taken.

A prophylaxis cleaning is also performed by our Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts dental exam expert during every dental checkup. Brushing and flossing alone cannot remove bacteria from the hardest to reach places, and such basic oral hygiene practices are unable to remove tartar at all because it is extremely hard. These cleanings are able to scrape away this hard, damaging substance from above and below the gum line to prevent dental decay from occurring.

A dental exam is also designed to diagnose problems early so that they can be taken care of while still in the most treatable stage. Such dental issues, when treated early, can save the patient money and keep them from having to undergo even more invasive treatments. At Hastings-on-Hudson Dental Arts we are able to treat gingivitis quite easily, but if it is left untreated for a long period of time, it could progress to periodontitis which can cause extensive damage to the patient’s gums and teeth.

If you have not had your teeth examined in over six months, your oral health could be in danger and you might not even know it. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today where we will take X-rays and perform a professional cleaning.

The next step is to make an appointment to see one of our dentists and discuss what you would like your smile to look like.  

Call our office today on 914-693-0199 for an appointment.