We Offer Comprehensive Dental Exams and Cleanings to Keep Your Oral Health in Great Shape

If you brush and floss your teeth diligently, you don’t need to see a dentist. Right? …Wrong! Despite your conscientious dental care at home, you must see a dentist for routine dental check-ups and cleanings. Your dental exams in Mt Vernon, New York, aren’t all about cleaning and polishing your teeth — the dentist checks for problems like teeth grinding, hidden cavities, gum disease, etc., that might escape your notice at home.

Elevation Dental Studio offers routine dental exams and cleanings to keep your mouth feeling and looking its best. If it’s been years since you saw a dentist or have never been to a dentist, schedule an appointment with Dr. MitzAnn Edmond, and we’ll put your smile on a healthy track.

What you can expect during your dental exam

A dental exam is painless and shouldn’t take more than an hour. The exam starts with a physical and visual examination of your mouth to look out for signs of:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Teeth grinding
  • Dental misalignment
  • Faulty dental work

If it’s been a few years since you had an exam, we’ll take dental x-rays to determine the condition of  your oral health beyond what the naked eye can see. Dental x-rays help unearth problems like impacted teeth, cysts, bone loss, interproximal cavities, etc., that can be missed in a visual exam.

After your exam, we’ll design a treatment plan based on the findings. Your treatment plan may include fillings, crowns, root canals, periodontal therapy, and more. While treatment options can seem overwhelming, we’ll use the most conservative options available to restore your oral health.

How we perform dental cleanings in our office

Professional cleanings also known as oral prophylaxis or a prophy, remove built-in plaque and tartar to prevent gum disease, bad breath, tooth decay, and other issues. During your cleaning, we use a dental scaler to thoroughly clean all areas of the mouth, including the “trouble spots” in the mouth that your toothbrush may not reach. 

After cleaning, we’ll polish your teeth with a high-powered brush with gritty toothpaste. Polishing leaves you with a glossy finish and creates a smooth surface that makes it hard for harmful bacteria to cling to. Where necessary, the last step is to apply a dental sealant on your posterior teeth to prevent decay. 

Schedule an appointment today!

Are you due for a dental exam in Mt Vernon, NY? Dial (914) 259 8559 to book an appointment with Elevation Dental Studio for a dental check-up and cleaning.