Cleanings & Checkups
Cleanings & Checkups in SoHo
Visiting the dentist regularly can already feel like a huge obstacle for people who are used to being treated poorly. Our general dentist is dedicated to your comfort and well-being. That way, you feel capable of following through on your routine dental cleanings and empowered to take charge of your teeth and gums.
Preventative Dental Care From Greene Street Dental
Even if you are meticulous about brushing and flossing your teeth, you need a second set of eyes to keep things as clean and healthy as they could be. Not only are some people more likely to get cavities due to their genetics, but your diet, lifestyle, and even the way you hold a toothbrush can impact your dental health!
Our dental professionals want to be your frontline defenders against tooth decay and gum disease. We do that first and foremost by diagnosing problems early, strengthening your teeth with regular fluoride treatments, and offering guidance about the best ways to care for your smile.
Fluoride’s reputation has been through the wringer over the past few years. Is it safe? Is it worth it? We’re here to tell you that Fluoride is one of our greatest, most cost-accessible weapons in the fight against tooth decay. After your dental cleaning, we can apply a topical fluoride that helps to strengthen your enamel, repel bacteria, and decrease sensitivity.
We’ve been using Fluoride for nearly 100 years, and our public health authorities continue to stand behind it as a safe and effective preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call fluoride “an effective intervention” beneficial for controlling tooth decay, promoting oral health, saving on healthcare costs, and making good oral health more accessible. Fluoride in our water is considered one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.
When applied in a professional setting, topical fluoride is safe, effective, and (in our humble opinions) a powerhouse preventative measure.
Dental sealants significantly lower your risk of tooth decay for as low as $30 a tooth! Many people associate dental sealants with pediatric dentistry, but while they are often used in children who may have difficulty brushing their teeth thoroughly, they are also great for reducing cavities across the board.
One study published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that children without dental sealants were three times more likely to have a cavity than those with sealants. We think everyone can benefit from a little bit of extra protection, but you might especially benefit if you:
- Struggle to thoroughly brush your teeth due to mobility issues
- Are genetically predisposed to cavities
- Have a health condition that affects your teeth and mouth
- Would rather invest in preventative care than continue spending money on cavity fillings
- Lead a lifestyle that puts you more at risk of tooth decay
Oral Cancer Screening
Thanks to the expertise of our staff and the technology at our disposal, we can now screen patients for symptoms of oral cancer. We aim to catch it early on, so we can better your odds of a positive outcome. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, visit our office right away for your screening:
- Lip and mouth sores that refuse to heal
- Patches of white or red inside the mouth
- Growths or lumps
- Mouth and ear pain
- Swallowing difficulties
Don’t wait to say something. We’ll get to the root of your symptoms, so we can provide the best quality of care.
Early Diagnosis and Intervention
The purpose of your bi-annual checkup is to catch things you may not be experiencing symptoms for just yet. That tiny cavity hidden between two back molars? It could develop into a much bigger issue, but with our advanced technology, we can catch cavities early on. Our iTero intraoral scanners allow us a close-up view of your teeth and gums that requires absolutely zero radiation.
Not only can we catch and treat cavities earlier, but we can help you to notice trends in your dental health. Say your teeth have started hurting only when you drink iced beverages–that’s a problem for us to tackle before it becomes a bigger issue.
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New York City General Dentistry Services at Our SoHo Office
Our doctors don’t just specialize in all areas of general dentistry; they make it their mission to establish trusting relationships with every person who walks through the door. You deserve to feel welcomed, heard, and taken care of by your healthcare providers. We can establish that kind of experience through transparency and competent service. Schedule an appointment today! You can book online or call (212) 226-5777 today.