If you want to stay healthy, you need to be proactive with dental problems, and get diagnosed and treated before they become bigger issues. This is why it's important to schedule a dental exam for you and your family. While teeth are checked during a cleaning, a dental exam provides a much more in-depth analysis. Dental exams at SmilesNY Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene, including tooth and root decay, cancer, and your risk or gum and bone disease. One of our highly trained dentists will assess your need for treatments or restorations as well as check your bite and jaw for problems. A series of x-rays will be taken to get better insight into the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums. If you live in or near New York, NY, schedule a dental exam for your family at SmilesNY.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer includes any abnormal group of cells in the mouth, including the gums, jawbone, lips, tongue, throat, and salivary glands. Every dental examination at SmilesNY includes an oral cancer screening to look for early signs including sores, inflammation, lumps, and lesions. Your SmilesNY dentist will also palpate the neck and jaw for abnormalities. If any areas of concern are found, a biopsy may be performed or you will be referred to a specialist for further care.
Dental Exam Reviews
"Dr Chase , Janice and Carol are a great team. I always get excellent care from everyone at the office. This is the most amazing dental Practice In NYC, I travel from Florida to get my dental care and it’s worth it. Thanks for the great care"- M.R. / Google / Jan 31, 2023
"Where would I be without SmilesNY. This is the practice everyone should be going to! Janice, My constant care is in your talented Hands! Dr Roth, Your Confidence and Skills get Me through it Every Time. And to All of you in the practice, it means so much to have you with Me! This My Dental Care Office! Thank you!"- E.P. / Google / Mar 29, 2023
"Dr Chase , Janice and Carol are a great team. I always get excellent care from everyone at the office. This is the most amazing dental Practice In NYC, I travel from Florida to get my dental care and it’s worth it. Thanks for the great care. My surgeon it’s great, has Ángels hands. Darlene was great. Both gave me the best care . Dr Chase Best Dentist ever. God Bless You All.🙏🏼❤️🌺🌸🌼🌹"- M.R. / Google / Jun 21, 2023
"Addition to my previous review 2 years ago: My Personal Investment of Veneers. Dr. Steven Roth and the entire team at Smiles NY are the ultimate experience for dental care! I have been a patient of Dr. Roth’s for 25+ years and trust him with any professional advice. That said, he gently and clearly explained to me why I should consider veneers for my teeth. I have dealt with TMJ for years and of course as we age our bite and teeth shift . After completing one implant for a cracked tooth and discovered I had other teeth with hairline fractures , I decided to make the personal investment of saving them from more damage and add a total of 15 veneers to my top and bottom teeth. It is the BEST decision I made as I had 100% trust that I was in expert hands and my new veneers are absolutely gorgeous !! He and Darlene, his Dental Assistant explained to me every step of the process with the highest level of expertise, professionalism , kindness and empathy. They are never rushed and they use the latest technology. I love that they both have a fabulous sense of humor which is so important having that level of dental work! I have no doubt that the day I move from NYC, I will always come back to Dr. Roth and Smiles NY for all my dental care. I have to add that the entire team at Smiles NY are the most incredible support system . I am very grateful to say, that I feel completely at ease and relaxed every time I walk into their office and that alone in a medical practice in NYC is a luxury! Thank you so much to you all for your A++ care and kindness ALWAYS! ❤️ REVIEW WRITTEN IN 2021 Dr. Steven Roth has been my dentist for over 20 years. I can not give enough wonderful, amazing compliments to him as well as his outstanding team in the office. I always call him the "Picasso" of teeth as he is a perfectionist with making sure you have 100% excellent care, including follow-up phone calls, consultations and office visits. His office team and Dr. Timothy Chase consistently share his same work ethic. Each visit is so professional with everyone making you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, soothing music, immaculately clean office and most important for me is that everyone has a smile and a fabulous sense of humor! Even completing my visit with Lorita at the end of my appointment is always so organized. She is always so professional, friendly and consistently sweet and understanding when discussing the finances. I need to add that I can not imagine any other hygienist cleaning my teeth other than Janice who is the best!! No one likes having to visit the dentist, however, our teeth are so important to our overall health and for me, come rain or literally, in a crazy snow storm .... Smiles NY is the BEST in NYC!!!! PS. The F and Q train has an exit 1/2 a block from their office! :)"- S.B. / Google / Aug 28, 2023
"The absolute best dental care with a bedside manner beyond compare."- M.R. / Google / Sep 22, 2023
Best Candidates for Dental Exam
New York, NY patients of all ages should get a dental exam every year. Often, people think they are healthy because they don’t feel any pain in their gums or teeth. Many common conditions like gum disease (the biggest cause of tooth loss) do not have symptoms you will be able to detect. The earlier problems are caught, you are more likely to have more treatment options.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children go to the dentist before their first birthday. This can help with problems like using pacifiers, teething, and baby bottle tooth decay. The team at SmilesNY can teach you how to care and clean your baby's mouth so they start healthy habits early — this will also help them throughout their life. Dental exams are also crucial for children as they get older as their mouth develops. While baby teeth will fall out eventually, development issues in the gums and jaw can still occur.
What To Expect
Your appointment will start with an overall evaluation of your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, the roof of your mouth, inside your cheeks, and other oral checkpoints. This includes looking for signs of oral cancer in your mouth. Your dentist or a member of our team will take digital x-rays and screen for abnormal tissue in the gums. Your SmilesNY dentist will also evaluate your head, neck, and jaw, including your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and bite while talking about any concerns found and your treatment options. Your dentist will discuss any health conditions you have, prescriptions you may be taking, and how they might impact your oral health by causing dry mouth and tooth decay. Finally, they will examine any prosthetics you have, like bridges and dentures, to check the fit and wear.
When to schedule your next exam will depend on your oral health. If no problems are identified, then the only follow-up would be to continue a home oral care routine including brushing and flossing twice a day, along with annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings at SmilesNY. If your dentist does see something that needs to be treated, options will be discussed and scheduled.
Since a dental exam is so important to your dental health, it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will talk to your insurance company to understand your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, SmilesNY accepts many payment options, including medical financing. Our practice works with you to make sure you can afford good oral health.
Annual Dental Exams
True oral health means you don't just go to the dentist only when something is wrong. You have to be proactive with preventive care. It can save your teeth and gums, as well as a significant amount of time and money. We recommend visiting SmilesNY annually for a dental examination. Doing so will enable you to stay on top of problems by catching them early. We work hard to make dental examinations a positive experience for you so you'll enjoy coming back. Contact our office in New York, NY to make your exam.
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