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Hygiene and Preventive Dentistry in Bronxville

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Bronxville Family Dental provides preventive dentistry services in Bronxville, New York. Call 914-337-8430 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry refers to standard dental procedures that restore and maintain your dental health. It includes dental hygiene services to keep your natural teeth healthy as well as restorative procedures that repair damage to the teeth from decay, injury, or typical wear and tear. 

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry provides many benefits: 

  • Keeps your natural teeth healthy. Part of preventive dentistry services includes preventive measures to keep your natural teeth healthy and in place in your mouth. 
  • Treats and prevents cavities. Preventive and restorative dentistry can both treat and prevent tooth decay. When cavities form, they can be discovered and treated early before worsening.
  • Treats and prevents gum disease. Gum disease is a common oral health condition. It is a bacterial infection of the gums that is caused by excess plaque and calculus on the teeth. Our office provides treatment and prevention of gum disease. 
  • Improves overall health and wellness. Dental and oral health is closely tied to your overall health and well-being. Taking care of your mouth can improve your health and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. 
  • Freshens your breath. A clean and healthy mouth also smells cleaner, helping you avoid bad breath. 
  • Improves your smile. Regular dental care can preserve and improve your smile through preventive and restorative procedures.

Why Choose Bronxville Family Dental?

We are a family friendly dental practice with a patient-centered approach to dentistry. Our goal is to maintain the health of your teeth if possible, repair them when needed, or replace them when necessary. We provide a comfortable, relaxing environment that will feel more like a day at the spa than a dental appointment. Our doctors are highly qualified and experienced so you can feel confident that your dental health is in our capable hands.

Procedures Offered

We provide the following preventive and restorative dentistry services to maintain oral health:

Teeth cleaning. Routine dental cleanings remove plaque and calculus from the teeth to prevent it from causing tooth decay and gum disease. 

Oral examination. An oral examination identifies any problems or abnormalities of the soft tissues of the mouth, including signs of oral cancer. 

Dental sealants. Dental sealant can be applied to a tooth as a protective measure against decay. 

Fillings. Cavities are filled with tooth-colored composite material that blends in with your natural tooth enamel. 

Root canals. A tooth that is infected or deeply decayed may need a root canal. This procedure removes the dental pulp from the inside of the tooth and replaces it with a dental filling material. 

Extractions. Teeth may need to be removed from the mouth if they are too damaged to be saved or for orthodontic purposes. 

Sedation dentistry. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, sedation can provide medically induced relaxation for a stress-free experience. Sedation may also be recommended for invasive or lengthy procedures.

Digital dentistry. We are equipped with digital technology to provide higher quality diagnostics and care. An iTero intraoral scanner is used to make impressions and images of the teeth. A CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) provides highly detailed radiology images.

Veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain covers for the front side of your teeth. They can cover imperfections such as stains, uneven lengths, crooked teeth, and gaps.

Pinhole technique. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth. The pinhole technique is a way of treating receding gums, encouraging them to regenerate and cover more of the tooth structure.

Gum grafting. Gum grafting is another treatment for receding gums. It involves taking soft tissue from another place in the mouth and applying it to the teeth where the gum tissue has been lost.

Dental implant placement. We provide dental implants as a replacement option for one, multiple, or all of the teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive Dentistry

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
Teeth cleaning frequency should be based on the individual needs of each patient. In general, dental experts recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned at least every 6 months. This allows for the removal of plaque and calculus before it builds up and leads to oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay.
Is a root canal painful?
Contrary to the myths, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than a cavity filling. It can be done with local anesthesia or with sedation if you would prefer to have relaxation assistance.
When are dental sealants used?
Dental sealants are sometimes applied to teeth that have naturally occurring deep grooves or crevices that make the tooth susceptible to decay. They are most often used on children’s teeth, but may also be used for adults.
Is general dentistry covered by insurance?
If you have dental insurance, there is a good chance that general dentistry services are covered. However, plans and providers differ, so be sure to contact your provider or read over your benefits guide to determine what dental procedures are covered and at what amount.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is the technical term for gum disease. It is an infection of the gum tissue caused by bacteria contained in plaque. When plaque accumulates on the teeth without being brushed away or removed by your dentist, the bacteria can infect your gums. Plaque also hardens over time into calculus, which is more difficult to remove and more likely to cause an infection.
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1 Pondfield Road Suite 103
Bronxville, NY 10708
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