General Dentistry in Yonkers, New York
This may sound like the basics, but, in reality, practicing general dentistry is all about the details to prevent, diagnose and treat a vast array of dental conditions, disorders and diseases. Dental health is essential, not only if you want a healthy smile, but, for your overall health as well. This is why Dr. Morrow works one-on-one with each of his patients to ensure they get the best possible care for their unique needs. He provides everything from dental sealants and fluoride therapy to bridges and dentures. With this broad range of solutions, you get comprehensive dental care every time you sit in one of our chairs. Here are some of the most important parts of general dentistry.
Your general dental care needs to start at home, which is why Dr. Morrow takes great care to make sure each patient receives instruction on how to care for their teeth every day. With his help, you can make sure to maximize your brushing and flossing and reduce your risk of dental decay and infection caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. These simple practices make all the difference in the life and longevity of your smile. If you haven’t reviewed your dental care regimen in a while, call our office in Yonkers, New York, to brush up on your technique.
Many people avoid their regular visits to the dental office and postpone their appointments until there is a problem. This can be a dangerous practice and cost you more in the long run. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients see their dentist every six months for exams and professional cleanings. These routine appointments help you stay ahead of most dental problems, saving you time and money in the dentist chair. During your six month visits Dr. Morrow will provide a comprehensive exam, radiographs, an advanced oral cancer screening, and thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. These appointments usually take only 45 minutes and you can leave the office knowing you are doing all you can to care for your teeth.
This is the ideal. Along with routine exams and oral health care at home, the dentist can provide other treatments to reduce your risk of decay and periodontal infection (gum disease). Some treatments include fluoride therapy, dental sealants, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling. These treatments strengthen the enamel, reduce wear and cut down the amount of decay causing bacteria in the mouth. When partnered with regular oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, comprehensive preventative care can help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Even if you are perfect in your preventative care measures, you still might suffer from decay or infection. The good news is Dr. Morrow can still help you. Restorative dentistry involves the proper diagnosis and rehabilitation of teeth and their supporting structures to proper function and form. Some common restorative procedures performed in our dental office include fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, bridges and dentures. Many of these treatments also fit under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry because the modern techniques and materials look and feel like the rest of your natural teeth. It is the perfect union of art and science to restore your smile for good.
Choosing Dr. Ira S. Morrow, DMD, in Yonkers, New York for General Dentistry
Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. That is something we honestly believe in our Yonkers, Westchester County, NY, dental office. Neglecting your oral health could compromise your smile, but also impact the way you live your life. We never want this to happen to our patients. So we will work with you on an individual basis to make sure you get all the proper instruction, dental care and restorative treatments you may require. When you choose Dr. Ira Morrow, you can expect comprehensive care and the full benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.
Do you have more questions about general dentistry or need to schedule your annual appointment? Call our office today at (914) 476-4040.