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Annual Dental Examination at Happy Smiles Dental

Commit to Your Oral Health with Yearly Check-ups

At Happy Smiles Dental, we emphasize the importance of an annual dental examination as a cornerstone of preventative care. Regular check-ups are key to maintaining good oral health, allowing for early detection of potential issues and preventing the development of more serious conditions. Our team is dedicated to providing thorough and compassionate care, ensuring your dental health supports your overall well-being.

Why Annual Exams are Essential

  • Early Detection: Catch cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and other conditions early when they're easier and less costly to treat.
  • Preventive Care: Identify and address potential problems before they become serious, saving you time and discomfort.
  • Oral Health Maintenance: Regular cleanings prevent plaque and tartar build-up, keeping your gums healthy and your teeth shining.
  • Comprehensive Health Check: Oral health is a window to your overall health. Dental exams can reveal signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

What to Expect During Your Annual Exam

  • Medical History Review: Update us on any changes in your health, medications, or lifestyle that could affect your oral health.
  • Thorough Examination: Our dentists perform a detailed check of your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
  • Oral Cancer Screening: We conduct a non-invasive screening for signs of oral cancer, an essential step in catching the disease early.
  • Cleaning: A professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing might miss.
  • Digital X-Rays: If necessary, to get a closer look at what's happening beneath the surface and identify issues not visible to the naked eye.
  • Personalized Dental Care Plan: Based on the exam findings, we'll discuss any necessary treatments and provide recommendations for your oral care routine.

Our Commitment to Your Comfort and Care

At Happy Smiles Dental, we understand that visiting the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for some. We're committed to making your annual dental examination as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions and address concerns you may have, ensuring you feel informed and at ease throughout your visit.

Schedule Your Annual Dental Examination Today

Staying on top of your oral health is easy with Happy Smiles Dental. Whether it's been a while since your last dental check-up or you're continuing your routine care, we're here to support your oral health journey. Contact us today to schedule your annual dental examination and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

Available Doctors

Dr. Diana Gerov, DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

  • According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should receive their first dental checkup between six months and one year of age. This will allow your dentist to confirm the healthy development of your child’s baby teeth. From this point on, regular checkups once every six months should be the norm unless your dentist recommends otherwise.
  • Simply click the book an appointment button on your screen to schedule an appointment at your convenience! Our front desk staff will be happy to hear from you. Please let us know if you are a new patient and we will work with you to make sure that your first appointment goes smoothly and comfortably!
  • Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most common dental problems—and also one of the most easily treated and avoided. Caused by plaque and bacteria buildup, gum disease can be further aggravated by tobacco use, teeth grinding, and certain medications. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, is treatable. Left untreated, however, gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss. Here are a few common symptoms of gum disease: - Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums - Chronic bad breath - Loose teeth, or loss of teeth - Extreme tooth sensitivity - Receding gum line - Abscessed teeth
  • A cavity is a small hole inside of a tooth caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay is generally caused when plaque builds up outside the tooth and combines with sugar and starches in food ad drinks. This produces an acid that destroys tooth enamel and makes tooth decay possible. Left untreated, cavities can cause serious oral health problems—not to mention quite a deal of pain! The best way to prevent cavities is by regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.
  • - Brush your teeth a minimum of two times per day. - Just as importantly, floss at least once! - Use toothpaste that contains fluoride in order to help prevent cavities. - Avoid foods with a lot of sugar, as sugar increases the amount bacteria in your mouth. - Avoid tobacco, as it stains your teeth and greatly increases your risk for oral cancer. - Brush your tongue in order to remove food particles, reduce bacteria, and keep your breath smelling fresh. - Change your toothbrush every three months. - Schedule a routine checkup with your dentist every six months, even if your teeth feel fine!
  • As mentioned above, the general consensus (which is also promoted by the American Dental Association) states that most adults and children should visit the dentist twice per year—roughly once every six months. However, it is important to remember that patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may need to visit the dentist more often. The only way to be certain about your individual needs is to speak with a dentist.
  • Choosing a dentist is a personal decision that should be made based upon your dental needs, as well as your personal values. Here are a few of the reasons we believe that Digital Dental Arts is the best choice for our patients. - Convenient scheduling options. - Central location right off the Union Turnpike in Queens. - State-of- the-Art facility. - Special attention to making our patients feel comfortable. - Attention to preventative care and the development of good dental habits. - Straightforward payment process and willingness to work with insurance companies.
  • The general medical consensus affirms that the average patient should see the dentist roughly once every six months. Unfortunately, many people do not take this seriously because they do not understand the importance of dental checkups. Here are a few reasons why visiting the dentist is important. - Defends against tooth decay - Lowers your risk of chronic bad breath. - Protects against gum disease, (known professionally as Periodontal Disease.) - Lowers your risk of tooth and bone loss - Eliminate the stains that develop inevitably due to food, drinks, and tobacco - Strengthens your teeth, which can improve the quality of your life for years to come. - Helps you look and feel your best, knowing that you have a healthier and more attractive smile!
  • Absolutely! Although you may be seeing your orthodontist regularly, it is still very important that you see your dentist regularly. In fact, it is especially important that you receive regular cleaning, as braces can trap food and particles in a manner that is difficult for regular brushing to remove. This can increase your risk of many oral conditions. Dental checkups will allow your dentist to work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your mouth stays clean and healthy while wearing braces.
  • As the name suggests, fillings are used to fill cavities after they have been treated. Here are a few important facts about fillings that all patients should know: - Receiving a filling is generally painless due to anesthetics. - Fillings are made from specially chosen materials designed to be safe and comfortable. - If you think you might need a filling, contact your dentist as soon as possible.