General Dentistry New York, NY 10012
Keeping your oral health in top condition is our priority here at Arch Dental Associates. It’s not just about making sure you don’t have cavities, but it’s also making sure that you have outstanding overall health.
Many diseases that can affect your body many times can be detected early in your mouth. The bacteria that’s present in your mouth can also create other problems throughout your entire body such as heart disease.
General dentistry definitely involves regular visits to the doctor at least every six months for a checkup and the cleaning. This gives the doctor a chance to monitor your oral health and prevent problems before they arise. General dentistry is about prevention and our goal is to keep you out of the dental chair is much as possible.
When you come to our office it may involve an oral cancer screening, an exam, removal of tartar and stains, x-rays and evaluations for periodontal disease. Checking for these issues can prevent other problems from arising later on.
General dentistry is also about making sure that your fillings or other restorations are in good working order. Many people believe that fillings will last forever but this is just not the case. Replacements and repairs are sometimes necessary. Keeping regular appointments ensures that those restorations last as long as possible.
Emergencies can occur also despite keeping regular visits with the dentist. If you have a dental emergency, don’t ignore it but call us right away. It could be the difference in saving a tooth or losing it.