Valentine’s Day is normally reserved just for people you love! This year, however, how about setting aside some time for you and your teeth? Show your smile some love this Valentine’s Day by scheduling a preventive dentistry appointment with Drs. Boyd, the Midtown Manhattan dentists New Yorkers turn to for complete dental care.
Unlike medicine which usually treats illness or disease after the fact, dentistry is actually designed to prevent dental problems before they even begin. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends scheduling at least two preventive visits every year. Cleaning teeth regularly helps avoid both cavities and gum disease. In addition, when one of our skilled hygienists or experienced dentists sees you at these regular intervals, they are more likely to spot cavities, gum disease and other problems sooner rather than later.
The Not-So Routine Dental Checkup
Of course, a checkup at Drs. Boyd Midtown Manhattan dental office includes a thorough cleaning of your teeth. These cleanings remove the plaque—that colorless bio-film that naturally develops in the mouth every day. You may not be able to remove the bio-film entirely at home during regular brushing and flossing. In addition, we’ll carefully examine your teeth for any signs of cavities and take low-dose, digital x-rays when necessary to see what is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. These x-rays allow our doctors to see decay that can be hiding just below the surface of a tooth, as well as signs of tooth infection below the gum line.
And speaking of your gums, a preventive checkup also is the time when we assess the condition of your gum tissue. If you want to keep your smile, then you must take good care of your gums! Gum disease affects millions of Americans and is a leading cause of tooth loss. Furthermore, gum disease has been linked to several systemic illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, pre-term labor, and diabetes. Therefore, assuring your healthy gums goes a long toward enjoying a healthy you.
Personal Attention from Dentists Midtown Manhattan Trusts
At your preventive dental checkup, all of our dentists take the time to speak to you, ask questions and hear about your concerns as well as your smile goals. We want to be your partners in helping you achieve the optimal oral health that you deserve. So, feel free to speak to one of our dentists or any member of our staff.
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This Valentine’s Day, buy the roses and the chocolates, but be sure to also schedule your dental visit, too. Midtown Manhattan dentists Drs. Boyd want you to love your smile for many Happy Valentine’s Days!