The purpose of general dentistry is to prevent, diagnose and manage any oral health needs a patient may have. Preserving the natural teeth so that they last a life time is the ultimate goal. Dr. Diana Pop is a dentist that treats patients from Manhasset, NY to help them achieve this goal. There are many things you can do to ensure optimal oral health.
We welcome patients of all ages to our 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 routine checkups and being committed to regular oral care at home. We recommend you visit our dentist office every six months, more if you have more complex issues. At these visits you will receive an oral exam and a teeth cleaning. The oral examination will include a visual exam, screening for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer, a bite analysis, and charting.
You will also receive dental x-rays as needed. Our registered dental hygienists will thoroughly and gently clean the surface of your teeth. This is to remove plaque build-up that is hiding in places where a tooth brush cannot reach.
Your at-home dental care routine is just as important as visiting us twice a year. 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 recommend rinsing your mouth out with water to remove food that gets 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 dentist office in the Manhasset, NY area is necessary to prevent any dental health concerns and also to diagnose them at the early stages. When oral health issues are discovered early, the more conservative the treatment will be. For example, Dr. Pop may discover a tiny tooth cavity at one of your check-ups. This can be treated 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 that should also be treated as soon as possible once diagnosed. 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 compliment your smile. Our procedures are customized to each person’s individual needs. Our general dentistry services include: