Preventative Dentistry

Our primary focus is ensuring that you not only have a fantastic smile, but also feel and perform your best.  Research has now connected oral health (specifically gingival inflammation) with overall health.  Bacteria associated with gingival inflammation and periodontal disease have been linked to serious health conditions such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Endocarditis,
  • Pregnancy complications, including premature birth and low birthweight

A healthy, vibrant smile is an important part of your overall health, and with regular visits to our practice, you can ensure that you’ll always feel your best.

During our preventative appointments we will:

  • Listen to and address your oral health or cosmetic concerns
  • Perform a soft tissue exam to evaluate the health of your gums
  • Complete a hard tissue exam to evaluate the health of your teeth
  • Do an oral cancer exam to identify any abnormal growths or areas in your mouth
  • Take digital radiographs as necessary enabling us to examine and identify caries or abnormal formations of the teeth and jaw
  • Complete a dental prophylaxis (cleaning). The dental cleaning removes plaque and calculus deposits.  No matter how outstanding your home dental hygiene routine is, you cannot remove hard calculus deposits that can ultimately cause cavities.  This is why visiting your dental hygienists regularly is necessary to maintaining your health

Preventive dental care services at Central Park Dentists

Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime – and a healthy mouth is about more than just a shining smile. Preventive dentistry involves diagnosing oral health problems at an early stage when they can be more effectively treated and controlled. This is why prevention is the best medicine for long-term healthy teeth and gums.
At Central Park Dentists, we prioritize your preventive treatment, helping to significantly limit your risk of oral health complications such as:

  • Gum and bone disease
  • Caries
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Tooth loss or discoloration
  • Oral cancer

We place a great emphasis on all preventive dental services and will tailor a personalized care program to ensure that you not only look your best, but also feel your best.

Oral health: A window to your general health

Plenty of research has shown the relationship between our oral health and our overall wellbeing, and the advantages of preventive care extend well beyond avoiding dental problems. Bacteria associated with gingival inflammation and periodontal disease have been linked to serious health conditions and chronic diseases such as:

  1. Cardiovascular disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Endocarditis (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart)
  4. Hypertension
  5. Respiratory diseases
  6. Pregnancy complications (including premature birth and low birthweight)

The high-quality preventive treatment provided at Central Park Dentists will help limit your risk of these serious health concerns. Ultimately, being mindful of preventive dental care lessens the likelihood that you’ll need costly and invasive procedures to treat dental or medical emergencies, saving your time, money, and most importantly, your long-term health.

A genuine, vibrant smile, is an important part of your overall health. With regular visits to our NYC practice for preventive dental care, you can ensure that you’ll always look and feel your best.

What can I expect during my dental prevention appointment?

Your appointment will be conducted by Dr. Pelts, an expert in preventive dentistry. During your appointment, Dr. Pelts will:

  • Listen to and address your oral health or cosmetic concerns
  • Perform a soft tissue exam to evaluate your periodontal health
  • Complete a hard tissue exam to assess the health of your teeth
  • Do an oral cancer screening to identify any abnormal growths or areas in your mouth
  • Take digital radiographs, as necessary, allowing us to examine and identify caries or abnormal formations of the teeth and jaw
  • Complete a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) to remove plaque and tartar deposits

What types of preventive dental services do you offer?

Our preventive dental program consists of of two parts:

Dental examinations: Dr. Pelts performs comprehensive dental exams, using state-of-the-art imaging technology to evaluate your teeth and gums.
Dental cleanings: After your dental examination, the staff provide a professional cleaning that helps remove the built-up plaque that you have missed when brushing your teeth.

How can I practice preventive care at home?

Preventive dentistry should not just take place in our practice, but also in your home. You can do this by maintaining good oral hygiene habits like brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco use.

During your appointment, Dr. Pelts can help you incorporate better oral hygiene habits into your lifestyle, which can have a dramatic impact on the success of your preventive care. But no matter how diligent you are with your at-home routine, you still need to maintain regular check-ups and professional cleanings with your dentist.

Why do I need a professional dental cleaning?

No matter how outstanding your home dental hygiene routine is, you cannot remove hard calculus deposits that can ultimately cause cavities. Dentists and hygienists use special tools and techniques to clean any hard-to-reach spots and eliminate certain build-ups of plaque and tartar that you simply can’t get rid of with your at-home tools. Visiting our practice for regular dental cleanings is a crucial part of your preventive care, and will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath smelling fresh.

How often should I have a routine cleaning and exam?

Most patients need an exam and cleaning twice a year. Depending on the health of your smile, though, you might need to visit our practice more frequently. For example, patients who are suffering from periodontal disease require more frequent cleanings until they have reversed the development of gum disease. Dr. Pelts can work with you to determine a cleaning schedule uniquely tailored to your particular dental needs.

Why should I choose Central Park Dentists for my preventive dental treatment?

Our preventive dentistry program is led by Dr. Pelts and her experienced and compassionate patient care team. You can expect a custom-designed dental experience featuring the most up-to-date technologies, which facilitate quick, comfortable dental care and early diagnosis to prevent costly resultant dental treatments. Schedule your appointment online, or call or email our office for more information about your preventive dental care at Central Park Dentists.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the branch of dentistry focused on preventing dental problems and diagnosing them early on when they’re far easier to treat effectively. Dr. Pelts puts a great deal of emphasis on all preventive dentistry services.

By prioritizing your preventive care, Dr. Pelts helps significantly limit your risk of oral health concerns such as:

Gum and bone disease

Cavities

Severe tooth decay

Tooth loss

Tooth discoloration

Oral cancer screening

Preventive dentistry also extends into lifestyle habits. Dr. Pelts can help you incorporate better oral hygiene into your life, which can have a dramatic impact on the success of your preventive care.

What types of preventive dentistry services do you offer?

Dental exams

Dr. Pelts performs comprehensive dental exams using imaging technology to examine your teeth and gums.

Dental cleanings

After dental exams, the staff provides professional cleanings that help get rid of plaque you miss when you brush. Getting dental cleanings at least twice annually is a critical part of your preventive care. They help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath smelling fresh.

Why is preventive dentistry important?

Focusing on preventive dentistry is one of the best ways to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. It helps you avoid serious oral health concerns, including gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Ultimately, preventive dentistry lessens the likelihood that you’ll need costly, invasive dental procedures to treat oral health issues. That means being mindful about preventive dentistry will save you time and money in the long run.

Also, your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. With that in mind, high-quality preventive dentistry will actually help limit your risk of health concerns, such as heart disease, stroke, and hypertension.

Why do I need a dental cleaning?

You can practice preventive dentistry at home by maintaining good oral hygiene methods like brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. But no matter how diligent you are with your at-home routine, you still need to maintain regular checkups and professional cleanings with your dentist.

Dentists and hygienists use special tools and techniques to clean any hard-to-reach spots and eliminate certain buildups of plaque and tartar that you simply can’t remove with your at-home tools.

How often should I have a routine cleaning and exam?

Most patients need an exam and cleaning twice a year. Depending on the health of your smile, though, you might need more.

Patients who are suffering from periodontal disease, for example, need more frequent cleanings until they’ve stopped and reversed the development of gum disease.

Dr. Pelts can work with you to determine a cleaning schedule uniquely tailored to your particular dental needs.