dental cleanings and exams
Complete Family Dental Care Under One Roof
A basic dental cleaning and exam can be the difference between having healthy teeth forever and having substantial dental problems down the road. Our Pinecrest dental office treats patients of all ages and strives to educate each patient about the importance of proper oral health.
At Greenstein Dental, we treat new patients much differently than your typical general dental office because we understand that every smile is unique.
Our New Patient Exam is broken up into two appointments. First, Dr. Greenstein will personally review your oral and overall health history, learn your oral health goals, take X-rays and photos, and then provide a dental examination. During your second visit, a dental hygienist will thoroughly polish your teeth and review all aspects of your mouth. The doctor will also evaluate your TMJ and provide an oral cancer screening.
We recommend that patients visit our office for dental cleanings every three to six months, depending on your oral health needs. Examinations performed at each hygiene appointment include oral cancer screenings, as well as checking for any changes to the teeth, jaw joints, and other hard tissue structures.
Our cleanings are about more than polishing your teeth. You can anticipate discussions about many of the following topics:
- Oral hygiene instruction and product information
- Tips and techniques to customize your daily maintenance
- Nutritional counseling
- Updates on medical conditions, prescription drugs and their potential effects on the health of your teeth, gums, and supporting structures.
- FREE toothbrush
Since nearly 80 percent of the population exhibits some form of gum disease, our hygienists continually discuss the importance of proper home care. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and has been connected to heart disease and diabetes. We are so focused on your overall health that we record your blood pressure and pulse routinely during your visits.
Our hygiene services include routine dental cleanings, scaling and root planing (often referred to as “deep cleanings”), and locally placed antibiotic therapy to reduce inflammation and disease.
Handling Your Child’s Dentistry
We ask parents to bring children for their first hygiene visit as early as 2 years old – it’s a fabulous time for kids to be introduced to dentistry. We try to make each child’s experience positive and fun. They get to ride up and down in the dental chair, check out “Mr. Thirsty,” and pick out their first of many toothbrushes.
Our hygienists will place dental sealants and fluoride treatments to protect your children from developing cavities in the future. Doctors will also monitor your child’s growth and tooth eruption pattern for any potential orthodontic considerations.
At Greenstein Dental, your road to excellent oral health begins with strong hygiene services on a regular basis so that your needs are met at each and every visit!
If you’re looking for a Pinecrest dentist for dental cleanings and exam who can meet you and your family’s dental needs, call our office today at 305-290-2293 or click the green Contact Us button above to schedule your first visit with our office.