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Dental Checkups

The Foundation for Every Healthy Smile

Most oral health problems have very subtle symptoms in the beginning, meaning many go unnoticed until someone experiences quite a bit of pain or dysfunction. With regular checkups, however, our team has the chance to catch problems early on when they are easy to treat. This means patients are able to enjoy a higher level of oral health over time, giving them a smile they never have to worry about. The standard checkup is one of the best tools we have to safeguard our patients’ teeth, and you can schedule you or your child’s next one by giving us a call today.

Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Dental Checkups?

  • Team of accomplished & experienced dentists
  • Happy to treat adults & children alike
  • Open 7 days a week

Why Checkups Matter

The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. The dentist will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.

A Checkup Could Save Your Life

By looking for trouble every six months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Children as young as two should visit the dentist, and by age four or five, a child should attend regular checkups.