No matter your age, you have basic oral health needs that must be met in order to maintain overall well-being. As a family dental practice, we are committed to providing high-level dental care to children, teens, and adults. At National Dental Douglaston, we offer a wide range of services in generally dentistry. From cleanings to x-rays and screenings, we can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime of benefits.
Most patients know they should visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning. There is actually a scientific reason behind this. Every few months, the bacteria in your mouth repopulate. Brushing and flossing at home keeps these microbes at bay for a time. Eventually, however, professional intervention is necessary to return the bacteria to baseline again. While six-month intervals are appropriate for many patients, those who are prone to gum disease or decay may necessitate more frequent visits. >> Learn more about professional dental cleanings
Typically performed during the same appointment as your cleaning, a dental examination allows your doctor to monitor the health of your teeth, gums, jaw joints, and oral soft tissues. Most dental problems can be addressed fairly easily with early detection. If issues linger on untreated, however, more invasive treatments may be required to correct the condition. That is why routine assessments are so important. >> Learn more about professional dental exams
At National Dental Douglaston, we use the latest technological innovations. In addition to digital x-rays, we also have a cone beam CT scanner, which can allow our doctors to visualize oral and maxillofacial landmarks with incredible accuracy. Our x-ray units also emit much less radiation compared to traditional devices, making them a safe choice for you and your family.>> Learn more about digital X-rays
Dentistry for Kids
Habits – good or bad – can begin early in life. When it comes to your children, it is important to foster healthy oral hygiene practices at a young age. Our team offers a variety of pediatric dentistry treatments, ranging from preventative to restorative. We will take time to get to know your child and help him or her develop a brushing and flossing regimen that will keep their teeth healthy between appointments. >> Learn more about dentistry for kids
The same bacteria that causes cavities can also lead to gum disease. If plaque deposits, tartar, and other irritants are not eliminated on a regular basis, the gums will become inflamed, red, and tender. This condition is known as gingivitis, and if it is not treated, it will progress into periodontitis. Moderate to advanced gum disease can erode the bone around the necks of the teeth. These periodontal pockets can collect even more debris and bacteria, beginning a harmful cycle. If not addressed, periodontal disease can lead to mobility or even tooth loss. That is why our specialists offer a diverse range of gum treatments to keep your mouth healthy.>> Learn more about periodontal care
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that most fatal cases of oral cancer are due to late diagnoses? The condition is actually quite treatable if detected early. To protect your overall health and wellbeing, our doctors perform oral cancer screenings at every appointment. >> Learn more about oral cancer screenings
Contact National Dental Today
Taking care of your teeth and gums improves more than just your oral health. It enhances your overall wellness and quality of life as well. To find out what our Douglaston practice can do for you, call us at (718) 407-0574 or contact us online.