Regular trips to the dentist are the best way to ensure the health and
longevity of your smile. If you’re noticing tooth pain or discomfort,
or it’s been years since your last checkup, it’s time to
schedule an appointment with your dentist office in Manhattan. The team of hygienists and dentists
will be sure that your visit is as comfortable and effective as possible.
One reason why it’s best to see your dentist regularly is because
you will get more from a professional cleaning than you would with your
home care. Your dental hygienist will take great care in cleaning the
plaque and buildup from your teeth’s surfaces. She or he will
remove stains or deposits, floss between your teeth thoroughly, and check for cavities. If you have
any discomfort during this process, it is important to let your hygienist
know right away.
While X-rays are not typically needed at every dentist appointment, sometimes
your dentist may determine them to be necessary for you. If you have spatial
or bite problems, an X-ray will allow your dentist to see a more detailed
image of your mouth. There are various kinds of X-rays, including bitewing—where
you bite down on the film—and panoramic.
An important part of a check-up is the consultation with your hygienist
or dentist. They will discuss with you the habits in your life that may
affect your dental health. They will evaluate your risk for gum disease
and tooth or root decay, as well as check your jaw, neck, and cheeks for
signs of oral cancer. They can assist you with proper hygiene techniques
and help you with any concerns. Other areas in your medical history may
affect your oral health, so be prepared to discuss that, as well.
Dr. Michael J. Wei is committed to giving you the best experience with
your visit. With more than 15 years of experience, you will see why
Dr. Wei is the best choice for your dental needs. For appointments and information, please call (212)
982-4080 or visit us online.