Oral health means whole-body health. That is why taking care of your teeth and gums is so important. Offering services for the entire family, we are well-equipped to accommodate patients of all ages, including your little ones. At National Dental Williston Park, we offer a wide range of general dentistry treatments to help you maintain your smile for long-lasting benefits.
Excellent oral hygiene habits are essential. Even so, there is only so much that brushing and flossing can do. Every few months, oral bacteria repopulate. If the plaque and tartar on your teeth are not routinely removed, your teeth and gums will be more vulnerable to infection. Therefore, teeth cleanings with your hygienist are an important aspect of overall oral care.>> Learn more about professional dental cleanings
Typically performed during the same appointment as your cleaning, a dental examination simply allows your doctor to monitor your progress. If any signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues are present, they are much easier to address when detected early. A dental assessment every few months will help ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy. >> Learn more about professional dental exams
A visual assessment can tell your doctor quite a bit about your oral health. However, he or she will also need to assess the health of the underlying structures as well, such as the teeth roots and the jawbone. Our digital diagnostic tools help your doctor visualize these structures with impeccable accuracy. Aside from being able to manipulate the images for clarity, your doctor will also be able to plan your treatment from beginning to end, often before your initial consultation is even over. Best of all, our x-rays are completely digital, which means our units emit far less radiation than traditional radiographs. >> Learn more about digital radiography
Everyone knows what oral bacteria can do to the teeth, but what about the gums? If plaque deposits accumulate on the teeth, the gums react negatively by becoming red, inflamed, and sore. They may even bleed when you brush or floss. These symptoms characterize gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Gingivitis can be reversed with a regular dental cleaning. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can worsen, progressing into periodontitis. As gum disease advances, the jawbone around the teeth begins to erode, leading to mobility and eventual tooth loss. To combat periodontal disease, we offer a variety of gum treatments to target the condition at any stage. >> Learn more about periodontal care
Did you know that baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth? Therefore, it is important to maintain the health of your child’s teeth and gums from an early age. At National Dental Williston Park, our team offers pediatric dental cleanings and examinations, as well as other preventative and restorative treatments. >> Learn more about dentistry for kids
Oral Cancer Screening
If detected early, oral cancer is treatable. Unfortunately, many cases are diagnosed in the later stages, leading to serious consequences. At our practice, we perform an oral cancer screening at every appointment. During this short examination, your doctor will palpate to feel for any lumps or bumps and will visually check for any soft tissue abnormalities. This simple assessment only takes about five minutes of your time, yet it is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. >> Learn more about oral cancer screenings
Contact National Dental Williston Park
Learn more about the general dentistry services offered at our practice. To schedule a consultation, call us at (516) 686-9780 or contact us online.