Dental Exams & Cleanings

 

Some of the most important treatments Bayview Dental Care provides are dental cleanings and exams. Regular dental cleanings and exams help to keep your mouth clean and healthy so that you can avoid future dental problems and continue to enjoy a beautiful smile. Call us today at 718-273-8686 to learn more about the benefits of dental cleanings and exams in Staten Island, New York, and make your appointment with our caring dentist, Dr. Marcia Greene.

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Marcia Greene at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will perform the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic X-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.  X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

 

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface.  Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth.  It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva.  The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums.  This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

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  • Staten Island
  • 736 Castleton Ave
  • Staten Island, New York
  • 10310
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