Comprehensive Dental Care, Cleanings & Exams

We provide comprehensive dental care, emphasizing oral health factors. This includes thorough assessments, regular cleanings, and guidance for dental care.
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Comprehensive Dental Care in Washington Heights

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we believe in the importance of comprehensive dental care. Our oral health is dynamic, and taking a holistic approach to dental care is essential for achieving and maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Your first visit with us will include a set of X-rays, a comprehensive exam, and a cleaning. We will review any necessary treatment and the best individual practices to help you maintain your overall dental health.

The Significance of Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings

Early Detection and Prevention

Scheduling regular dental exams allows our experienced dentists to identify and address potential oral health issues early on. By detecting problems such as gum disease and tooth decay in their initial stages, we can provide treatment and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Regular cleanings also help remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of developing dental issues.

Maintaining Overall Dental Health

While brushing and flossing at home are essential, they are not enough to remove all plaque and tartar. Professional dental cleanings remove stubborn debris from your teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. By maintaining your overall dental health through regular exams and cleanings, you can enjoy a healthier smile and prevent more extensive dental procedures in the future.

What to Expect During a Check-Up Appointment

Dental Exam: A Comprehensive Assessment

During your check-up appointment, our dentist will conduct a thorough dental exam. This includes visually examining your teeth and gums for signs of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues. X-rays are taken to provide a closer look at the health and structure of your teeth, aiding in detecting hidden problems. We may also take photos to review with you things that are occurring that you may not see.

Oral Cancer Screening: Early Detection Is Key

Oral cancer is a severe condition that can have devastating consequences if not detected early. As part of our commitment to comprehensive care, our dental professionals will perform an oral cancer screening during your exam. This involves carefully examining your neck, lips, tongue, gums, and the inside of your mouth for any signs of abnormality or potential cancerous lesions.

Plaque and Tartar Removal: Promoting Oral Health

Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum disease and tooth decay if left untreated. During your cleaning, our skilled dental professionals will use specialized tools and instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, ensuring a clean and smooth tooth surface. This process helps prevent the progression of oral diseases and maintains the health of your gums and teeth.

Fluoride Application: Enhanced Protection and Polished Smile

The final step of your dental cleaning is the application of fluoride. This treatment acts as an additional layer of protection against cavities by strengthening your tooth enamel. Fluoride also gives your teeth a beautifully polished appearance, leaving you with a radiant and healthy smile.

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we prioritize comprehensive dental care to ensure your oral health is at its best. By scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings, you can benefit from early detection and prevention of oral health issues and maintain your dental health. Our dedicated team is committed to providing thorough dental exams, oral cancer screenings, plaque and tartar removal, and fluoride applications, all aimed at keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. Take the first step towards improving your oral health by scheduling your appointment with us today!

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Iliana Cepero
Iliana Cepero
23:13 16 Jan 24
Dr. Lee was incredibly kind, clear, and thorough when I went for a consultation. Doctors who spend time explaining things to a patient and giving them the best and most affordable options do not abound these days. He is very smart too. Strongly recommended!
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Our Care Philosophy

A patient-centric approach to excellent dentistry.

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, your dental health is our top priority. Our treatment philosophy is simple yet profound – we prioritize the patient’s long-term dental health over everything. From thorough examinations to honest and transparent discussions about your dental health, treatments and pricing, we strive to ensure that every visit is comfortable, informative, and beneficial. Join our family of satisfied patients who appreciate our thoroughness, friendly approach, and non-judgmental environment.
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Contact Fort Washington Dental Associates for an appointment today and experience the difference of a dental office totally dedicated to you.