The purpose of general dentistry is to prevent, diagnose and manage any oral health needs a patient may have. Preserving natural teeth so that they last a lifetime is the ultimate goal. Dr. Diana Pop is a dentist that treats patients from Manhasset, NY to help them achieve this goal. Dr. Pop also provides an array of dental services to the public throughout Long Island, NY. There are many things you can do to ensure optimal oral health.
We welcome patients of all ages to our state of the art dentist office. Consistently bringing your child to our dentist office for routine care is vital to establishing lifelong healthy habits. It will also help your child feel more comfortable in a dentist office setting. This will help prevent your child from developing a fear of the dentist.
Routine Dental Care
Routine dental care entails visiting Dr. Pop for checkups and teeth cleaning as well as brushing and flossing your teeth everyday. We suggest you visit our dentist office every six months, more if you have complex issues. At these visits, you will receive a full mouth oral exam and a teeth cleaning. We will take a close look at your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy. We will also screen for tooth decay, oral cancer, and gum disease. Your dentist will conduct a bite analysis to make sure you do not have issues with your TMJ.
Our dental hygienist will gently clean the surface of your teeth. This is to remove plaque build-up that is hiding in places where a toothbrush cannot reach.
Your at home dental care routine is just as important as your dentist appointments. You should floss once a day and brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal. If you are unable to brush after eating, we suggest rinsing your mouth out with water. This will remove food is stuck in your teeth. You should also avoid sugar as much as possible and eat a well-balanced diet.
The Importance of Routine Dental Care
Visiting our Manhasset dental office necessary to prevent any dental health concerns and also to diagnose them at the early stages. When your dentist discovers oral health issues early, they can provide more conservative the treatment. For example, Dr. Pop may discover a tiny tooth cavity at one of your check ups. She can treat it with a small dental filling that will help preserve the tooth and prevent further decay and damage.
If this tiny tooth cavity is left untreated, it can actually progress into something worse. Treatment at that point would be a larger tooth filling, a root canal, or tooth extraction depending on the progression. Gum disease is a serious dental health concern. If your dentist discovers it, prompt treatment is necessary because it can progress and lead to tooth loss as well.
In advanced cases, some advanced oral health issues can increase your risk of developing systemic health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.
General Dentistry Services
Bella Smiles offers a full range of general dentistry services for patients of all ages to prevent diseases and maintain optimal oral health. We want to make sure our patient’s teeth are healthy, function well, and complement their smile. We will customize your treatment to meet your needs. Our general dentistry services include: