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
"I must risk sounding too cliché or “fluffy” when writing this review but I must I will be perfectly honest. I recently had 2 appointments at Smiles NY. I mean we all like “painless dentistry” but SMILESNY offers that and so much more. The associates are always professional and kind. The office is immaculate. The atmosphere is peaceful with music and warm lighting. It’s more like a spa for your teeth. Janice, the hygienist, is a periodontist disguised as a hygienist. She is incredibly meticulous, skilled & so generous with her time. My crown replacement with Dr. Roth was stress free. He is fast, efficient and his work is always perfect. As a patient over 25 years I’ve had many procedures done with Dr. Roth including 16 veneers & have never had any issues, leaving the office thinking, AMAZING, that was so easy!! It truly is a privilege to be a patient of this practice. Visit 12/5/22. Luv ❤️ my visits to SMILES NY.. After my cleanings with Janice I feel like I have a brand new set of teeth. Professional & kind & the very best dental care. Deepest gratitude for 30+ yrs.😁"- A.R. / Google / Dec 15, 2022
"NEW ENTRY 12/22/22 once again JANICE is the BEST DENTAL HYGIENIST for so many reasons....honestly don't look forward to any dental work even a cleaning, but she makes it such a comfortable personalized and supportive experience...Her skills along with her bedside manner always excel! And you always feel she actually cares about your well being. AS ALWAYS JANICE IS THE BEST!!! DENTAL HYGIENIST for so many reasons......... NEW ENTRY 6/28/21...I had a bit of a little emergency over weekend...and DR. ROTH made himself so available and giving me comfort until I could see him on Monday...during his very packed schedule. Didn't love hearing I have a bit of an infection but I am trusting the protocol he started me on will heal me. And the whole office as usual efficient and supportive. I left a message on vmail over weekend to get an appointment for Monday (that was Saturday call) as well as texting Dr. Roth..and hearing from him quickly....and by 8am Monday I had a return call from the office to see where they could fit me in........Health practitioners that really care as well as are outstanding in their expertise, service and bedside manner are rare......I am very grateful once again...Health is our greatest wealth! -------------------- i have been going to this dental practice for some time. And if you at all believe that consistency over time has anything to do with creating a brand and an experience, you should consider this for any and all of your dental needs. For creating an experience that is warm, informative and honest I think deserves special attention particular in any kind of health arena. "Bedside manner' is exemplary as is every aspect of the office beginning with the front desk. I have experienced several drs. here, and will say they all share a similar kind of personality and approach to what dental care is and should be. Dr. Roth is my primary here and any specialists they refer you to or who attend the practice for special needs all exhibit this same kind of human aspect and above all outstanding knowledge and experience. I will assume all the hygenists are of the same standard but I can only speak for one I regularly go to, Janice. I can't imagine someone being so passionate about that kind of work, c'mon think about it....ha! But she is and her thoroughness is hard to match, and then there is just who she is as a person. Plus, if you can imagine a dentist office actually have an energy of fun, in engaging with the staff...you don't have to imagine anymore....Health is worth the investment and I think if you have to go, what helps you get there is knowing you are in not only caring hands but truly human ones....that are however highly technical when it comes to the most current insights on dental issues. I schlep there, you should to! And because I went again yesterday, and again, there was this CONSISTENT CARING...THOROUGH....KNOWLEDGEABLE AND FUN EXPERIENCE...trust me, I USED TO HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST...but you just know you are in great super informed caring /hands here with even a sense of humor and human.............best "bedside" manner! do what they advise you and you will be healthy and actually SMILE, for real...lol!"- L.K. / Google / Dec 22, 2022
"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
"Always a pleasure visiting SmilesNY. Maria is meticulous and personable. Dr.Chase is reassuring and supremely qualified. Fan for life!!!"- A.C. / Google / May 20, 2019
"Smiles NY is the most professional dental office I have ever visited. The combination of their top notch staff and their state of the art equipment puts Smiles NY at the top of their game!"- W.S. / Google / May 06, 2019
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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