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Preventive Dentistry

Comprehensive General & Preventive Dental care in new york

Drs. Boyd was established in 1930. Since then, our practice has built a reputation for providing exceptional service in all areas of dentistry, starting with general and preventive care. Whether you’re coming to our Madison Avenue practice for a professional dental cleaning and exam or for another service, you’ll receive the highest quality of treatment from our distinguished team. Every one of us is dedicated to helping you and your family enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.

Check-Ups & Cleanings

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No matter how well patients brush and floss at home, dental problems can still subtly develop in ways that may go unnoticed by an untrained eye. That is why our team of dentists recommend that people of all ages schedule two professional checkups and cleanings each year. These regular appointments give us the ability to keep a close eye on your ongoing oral health and address any concerns at the earliest stages possible.

Our checkups are as comprehensive as possible, involving each individual tooth, the gum tissue, the patient’s resting bite, their jaw joint, any existing restorative work like crowns and fillings, and more. Digital X-rays will reveal infection and injury that’s well-hidden beneath the oral structures. Finally, your professional cleaning will get rid of any harmful bacteria and plaque, leaving the mouth healthier and well-refreshed. The result? Stronger teeth, a more confident smile, and less risk of costly dental problems down the road.

Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral cancer may not be as commonly discussed in the dentist’s office as gum disease and cavities, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about it. Tens of thousands of new cases are diagnosed every year, nearly half of which will end in death within another five years. Early diagnosis and intervention is absolutely essential, and the Drs. Boyd can assist you with this goal. Oral cancer screenings are provided during checkups, during which our team will carefully scan the head, neck, and oral tissue for abnormalities that need further attention.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Unconscious teeth grinding—also known as bruxism—is a common reaction to stress. Some struggle with it during the day, but it’s even more common at night while the patient is sleeping. If left untreated, this problem can harm your teeth, as well as the muscles and tissues around the jaw. The good news is that relief is possible with a custom-made night guard. A nightguard is an orthodontic appliance designed to protect teeth from grinding and clenching. If you’re struggling with frequent teeth grinding or if you’d like to learn more about treating bruxism with a nightguard, visit our Madison Avenue office for a special consultation.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is an invaluable mineral that’s found in several food items, countless oral hygiene products, and even the water that most likely flows from your sink at home. A wide variety of studies have demonstrated a link between healthier smiles and regular exposure to fluoride, which is why we want to ensure that our patients are making the most of this benefit. Professional fluoride applications can be provided in our office as a part of regular checkups and cleanings for children and adults alike. The process only takes a few minutes.

Children’s Dentistry

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Our dentists believe that it’s never too early for patients to start prioritizing oral health, and parents can help their loved ones get a head start here! We treat children with the compassion and kindness they deserve throughout each appointment, working hard to help them feel genuinely at ease in the treatment chair so that they look forward to future visits. We will help them establish all of the stepping stones of a lifelong smile, providing essential services like dental sealants, custom-made sportsguards, and more.

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