Regular dental examinations and cleanings are vital to your oral health and wellness

At State Street Smiles, Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson and their team of professionals are ready to assist patients in and around Hackensack, New Jersey. In addition to taking care of the smile with proper oral health and hygiene habits each day at home, patients will also want to make sure they visit their dentist for regular dental examinations and deep cleaning of the teeth.

What happens during a routine six-month dental examination?

During this appointment, our dentists and our team will use the latest technology to assess the patient’s overall oral health. This includes performing x-rays to look for any signs of decay or periodontal disease, examining the teeth and gums for abnormalities, checking for signs of oral cancer, and offering tips on proper homecare techniques to help maintain a healthy smile.

What can I expect from my dental cleaning?

Patient with Dummy Crown

At the conclusion of each examination, patients will also be given a thorough cleaning of their teeth that helps remove plaque and tartar build-up from hard-to-reach areas like between the teeth and below the gum line. This process is known as scaling and root planing (SRP). Removing these deposits decreases the risk of developing cavities and reduces inflammation and infection caused by conditions such as periodontal disease. The deep cleaning of the teeth is sometimes also referred to as prophylaxis, or a “prophy,” by our dental team.

Why are regular appointments necessary?

Catching problems early is the best way to keep the smile healthy, as early intervention is often the most successful way to address the problem before it becomes more serious. This includes periodontal disease, and tooth decay, two of the most common dental conditions that can negatively and permanently affect the smile’s health.

Schedule a routine dental cleaning today!

If you are located in Hackensack, NJ, or the surrounding cities of Paramus, Maywood, or Teaneck, do not hesitate to connect with Drs. Edward and Dina Jackson and our team at State Street Smiles. Call (201) 389-2183 to request an appointment at the office located at 405 Main Street. Whether you are an existing patient or are seeking the assistance of a new dental practice, do not overlook our friendly husband-and-wife dental team at State Street Smiles.