Maintaining good dental health requires a commitment to a program of both at-home tooth hygiene, and regular checkups and cleanings from a dental professional. Dental care in Mastic has been the mission for the doctors and staff of Contemporary Dental Associates for over 30 years. Our practice prides itself in delivering a comprehensive range of oral care services from the routine to the complete restoration of your teeth. Our first priority has always been providing these services in a compassionate and professional manner, and in educating our patients as to the care of their teeth and in the treatment options available for any problem they encounter to restore their perfectly happy and healthy smile.
While many patients think of dental care in Mastic as related to teeth, the fact is that proper care for the gums is just as important. Our practice strives to educate our patients on preventative gum care and to diagnosing and treating gum (periodontal) diseases. There are many different diseases of the gum, all of which can lead to pain and tooth loss if left untreated. Gingivitis is the most common type of periodontal disease and is caused by the buildup of plague along the gum line. Bacteria can get under the gum line and cause infections and decay. Chronic periodontal disease usually occurs in people over 45 and is characterized by constant inflammation along the gum line, while aggressive periodontal disease is similar but progresses much more rapidly. If left untreated these periodontal diseases can result in bone loss, as well as tooth loss.
Dental care in Mastic gives patients with periodontal disease a number of treatment options, depending on the type and severity of the gum disease. The simplest approach is a non-surgical treatment where our dentists scale the gums and do root planning, in which the roots are carefully cleaned and smoothed to remove the bacteria. Routine maintenance is usually required to keep the gums healthy. For more involved cases our practice may recommend periodontal surgery, the most common type is deep pocket reduction. Other periodontal procedures include crown lengthening used to make the teeth appear longer, soft tissue grafts which can help cover exposed roots and prevent further gum recession. Let us help you keep your gums healthy through an evaluative consultation, call our office to set up an appointment.
When was the last time you paid a visit to your local dentist for a regular cleaning and examination? Many of us lapse in our health care for one reason or another, but unlike a physical at your doctors, a dental examination is truly vital to the health and beauty of your teeth. Fortunately, no matter if its been a year or ten, our team at your local Moriches dentist has the level of personalized and state of the art care that patients of all ages can count on. No matter how long it’s, there is not time like the present to book your comprehensive dental examination with the experts at the Contemporary Dental Associates.
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Teeth need more than just at home care to stay healthy and strong. No matter how advanced or expensive your electronic spin brush it may be, even the most state of the art of at-home oral health care devices will still leave behind dangerous deposits in your mouth. Calculus, also known as tartar, is a stubborn deposit that begins to form on the surface of your teeth in just twenty minutes after snacks and meals. Without biannual cleanings in order to remove this stubborn substance, your smile can be subject to damage from tooth decay through cavities, as well as suffer from the spread of the gum disease gingivitis. However, there is no need to be ashamed of any lapse in your regular oral health care. The staff at your trusted Moriches dentist understands that times can become tough and often times other medical needs may come first. As such, we are always here to assist you in caring for your smile with the latest in state of the technology through comprehensive dental examinations. These appointments are custom tailored to your unique needs and include diagnostics through the use of state of the art digital and panoramic x-rays. These x-rays work to take images of your mouth in a complete 360 degrees at even greater lengths and improved details than would ever be possible with traditional x-ray technology, all while putting off 90% less radiation. Digital x-rays work to diagnose many oral health problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye, including temporomandibular joint disorder, malocclusions, wisdom teeth complications, and even early signs of tooth decay and gingivitis.
For the level of care smiles of all ages need to stay strong and beautiful, patients should be sure to book their comprehensive dental examinations on a biannual basis with their neighborhood Moriches dentist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the Contemporary Dental Associates have been proudly caring for the smiles of your local community for over 30 years. Our level of experience and dedication to the latest in dental technology and procedure is what makes Contemporary Dental Associates the oral health care practices our patients count on.