Why Care for Your Smile? Your Confidence, Comfort, and Health depend on it.
Taking care of your smile is an investment in your comfort, your confidence and your health.
Show your confidence when you meet people with a healthy smile. Share your confidence with clear speech and healthy breath. Have fun enjoying your favorite foods with confidence at social gatherings. Maintaining your smile can help you keep the confidence you have. Repairing problems with your smile can give you the increased confidence you deserve.
Damaged teeth and diseased gums can ruin your smile, but they can also cause serious health problems, including damage to your heart and lungs and poor nutrition. Caring for your teeth and gums is caring for your health. Maintaining a healthy smile or restoring your teeth and gums to heath is important for your body’s overall health.
Your body uses pain to tell you when something is wrong. If you’ve put off responding to your body, then pain may increase, but responding with the care your teeth and gums need removes the pain so you can be comfortable again.
You can help to prevent gum disease by removing plaque through twice-a-day brushing, daily flossing and professional cleaning.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for maintaining your smile and the confidence, health, and comfort.
How often should I have regular checkups?
To ensure that any problems are caught early, a checkup every 6 months is recommended. A problem not caught early can result in more discomfort and cost for you. As Benjamin Franklin wisely stated, “An Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Periodic cleaning removes tartar (mineralized plaque) from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis (gum disease), and periodontal disease (more severe gum disease with bacterial pockets and possible bone and tooth loss). Read more about gum disease…
Periodic Dental X-Rays
Dental X-rays show the condition of your teeth, its roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help determine the presence or degree of gum disease, abscesses and abnormal growths. X-rays can show the exact location of impacted or unerupted teeth and pinpoint the location of cavities and other signs of disease that may not be possible to detect through a visual examination.
Preventing Dental Caries (Dental Cavities)
New research indicates Xylitol or MI Paste may be effective at preventing cavities. Read more about preventing cavities on our Preventive Dental Care page.
Your Children’s Teeth
It is important to start preventive care for children early. Teaching children good oral hygiene and getting them comfortable with visiting the dentist is important for their future health and smile happiness. As a family dental practice, Goodman Dentistry provides Pediatric Dentistry. Early detection of alignment problems can sometimes be addressed with simpler solutions than braces.
Restorative & Cosmetic Dental Care
Restorative Care focuses on the repair of damaged teeth and the replacement of missing teeth.
Chipped, cracked, decayed or discolored teeth can result in an unattractive smile, pain from cold or hot foods or liquids, pain when chewing, bad breath, gum disease, or even more serious health problems.
The loss of a tooth can cause some of the same problems as damaged teeth, but can also result in problems with other teeth, a change in one’s chewing pattern, or pain in the jaw (TMJ).
Modern dentistry provides many options for the repair or replacement of teeth. Damaged teeth can be restored with Composite Fillings, Bonding, and Crowns. Missing teeth can be replaced by Implants, Bridges, and Dentures.
Dr. Steve Goodman can help find the Best Option for Your Needs
Goodman Dentistry works with you to determine the best option for your Confidence, Health, and Comfort.
Call us today at 718-448-3366 to see what we can do for you!
Want to Learn More About Caring for Your Teeth?
As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), my patients benefit from trustworthy dental education resources. The AGD is focused on excellence through lifelong education, a principal that I strongly support. My lifelong pursuit of education in dentistry has allowed me to offer you, my patients, the best possible dental care. Visit KnowYourTeeth.com today to brush-up on your dental information.