Dental Exams and Cleaning

Regular dental exams and cleanings are the foundation of maintaining a healthy and radiant smile. At Dental Arts Rego Park, we prioritize your oral health, and our comprehensive dental exams and professional cleanings are designed to ensure that your smile remains in optimal condition.

Dental Exams

Our dental exams are not merely routine check-ups; they are thorough evaluations of your oral health. During a dental exam, our experienced team will perform a range of essential tasks, including:

Examination of Diagnostic X-rays

These X-rays are crucial for detecting hidden issues such as decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. They also help us assess tooth and root positions.

Oral Cancer Screening

We carefully inspect your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.

Gum Disease Evaluation

Checking for signs of periodontal disease in your gums and the bone surrounding your teeth is an integral part of our exams.

Examination of Tooth Decay

We use specialized dental instruments to check all tooth surfaces for signs of decay.

Examination of Existing Restorations

We assess the condition of your current fillings, crowns, and other restorations.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings, or dental prophylaxis, are performed by our registered dental hygienists. These cleanings complement our dental exams and involve:

Removal of Calculus (Tartar)

Calculus is hardened plaque that can only be removed with special dental instruments. It forms above and below the gum line and contributes to gum disease.

Removal of Plaque

Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria, food debris, and saliva that produces toxins, leading to gum inflammation – the first stage of periodontal disease.

Teeth polishing

This step helps remove stains and plaque not eliminated during regular brushing and scaling.
At Dental Arts Rego Park, we understand that prevention is the best cure. Our dental exams and cleanings are essential for detecting and addressing dental issues at their earliest stages, potentially saving you time, money, and discomfort in the long run. We prioritize your safety and comfort by utilizing digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure by 80-90% compared to traditional X-rays.

Your oral health is in excellent hands at Dental Arts Rego Park. We’re committed to providing you with comprehensive dental care, and our dental exams and cleanings are just one aspect of our dedication to your radiant smile.