Take Control of Your Oral Health with Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dr. MitzAnn Edmond recommends that you schedule dental exams and cleanings with Elevation Dental Studio at least two times annually. While you should diligently brush and floss your teeth at home, you also need the help of a professional to maintain a healthy mouth. Routine dental check-ups allow us to detect and treat oral issues that may have gone unnoticed at home. 

Can’t remember the last time you saw a dentist in Mount Vernon, New York? Call or book online to schedule an appointment with our office today to keep your smile in great shape. 

What to expect during your dental exam

A dental check-up at our office takes at least 60 minutes, however, the benefits are long-lasting. The exam starts with a visual and physical examination of your mouth to check for signs of:

  • Decay
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Failing dental work
  • Misalignment and more

We perform a 3-D, color, digital scan so you can view the inside of your mouth just like we do. We also use dental x-rays to examine dental issues not visible during your exam. Dental x-rays help unearth problems like interproximal cavities, impacted teeth, cysts, bone loss, dental infections, and other problems not visible to the naked eye. Based on your exam results, we will create a treatment plan to restore your oral health. Your  treatment may include crowns, fillings, periodontal care, etc. depending on our findings.

How we carry out professional cleanings

Also known as oral prophylaxis or a prophy, a dental cleaning involves using special tools to eliminate built-in plaque and tartar from all areas in the mouth. While you may brush and floss your teeth daily, it can be challenging  to effectively clean all areas of your mouth. As a result, dental calculus accumulates in these areas; hence the need for a professional cleaning (or sometimes a deep cleaning). 

After a thorough cleaning, our dental hygienist polishes your teeth with a gritty paste to achieve a smooth, glossy finish. Before you go home, we’ll educate you on proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain your smile until the next visit. 

Benefits of preventive dental visits

Routine oral exams yield numerous benefits, including:

  • Early detection of dental issues
  • Prevention of decay, infection, and bad breath
  • Saves you money in the long run
  • Protects your overall well-being
  • Helps you achieve a beautiful, confident smile

Schedule your dental exam today!

Many patients only visit us when in pain or when there is an apparent dental problem. As a result, these patients suffer unnecessarily  and spend more on restorative treatments. Be proactive and take control of your oral health by scheduling semi-annual dental visits.

Have you visited a dentist this year? It’s not too late to put your smile on a healthy track. Please call (914) 252-3238 today  to schedule an appointment with Elevation Dental Studio.