Dental Exam Specialist

Meadowbrook Dental Care

General Dentists located in Mineola, NY

If you want a healthy and beautiful smile, you need routine dental cleanings and preventive oral health care. At Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola, New York, dental exams are a regular part of the services provided by Miguel A. Casañas Jr., DDS, and Publio Silfa, DDS. With reliable procedures and same-day appointments, they provide dental care for the whole family. Call today to schedule your dental exam and teeth cleaning. You can even book online.

Dental Exam Q & A

Who needs a dental exam?

Whether you have your natural teeth, dental implants, crowns, bridges, or removable dentures, routine oral health appointments are a vital part of your health and wellness. These appointments are essential, not only to get your teeth cleaned and examined but also to screen for potential issues.

During your dental exam, Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa look for signs of cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer, as well as other conditions. If they identify any areas of concern, they develop a treatment plan to address the issue.

In most cases, your dentist recommends that regular dental exams begin after a child’s first tooth comes in or at their first birthday, whichever comes first. After that, you should schedule a dental exam every six months.

If you have periodontal disease or another oral health condition, Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa may suggest more frequent dental visits to monitor the issue.

What services are provided during a dental exam?

During your dental examination, Dr. Casañas and Dr. Silfa provide a wide range of dental services. Depending on your needs, you may receive:

  • Teeth cleaning, polishing, and flossing
  • Periodontal assessment
  • Digital X-rays
  • Intraoral and extraoral photos
  • Oral cancer screenings with VELscopeⓇ
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Early cavity treatment with Icon

What are the benefits of digital X-rays?

Digital X-rays offer a range of benefits over traditional dental X-rays. These films are faster, safer, and more convenient. In many cases, as soon as the image is taken, it’s available for viewing on a computer.

Digital X-rays also emit less radiation than traditional X-rays.

These images are produced using a small electronic sensor, pinpointing the exact area the dentist needs to X-ray and transmitting it directly to your digital chart.

If Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa require more in-depth imaging, they may request intraoral photos, which are taken inside your mouth with a wand-like camera, or extraoral photos for orthodontic treatments.

If you’re in need of a dental exam, visit the team that offers a fully equipped office with state-of-the-art technology. They even offer same-day appointments. Call today to schedule your consultation at Meadowbrook Dental Care. You can even book online.