Scarsdale Preventive Dentist

Preventive Dentistry in Scarsdale

Preventive dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth healthy, avoid common dental issues, and help your smile stay bright and beautiful. Proper oral hygiene at home is critical, and supplementing this with routine dental visits will keep your mouth free of harmful bacteria, cavities, and gum disease. Whether it has been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, call us today!

Dr. Cox performing a teeth cleaning on a woman

Don’t Brush-Off Dental Care!

Preventive care ensures that your teeth are strong, healthy, and beautiful

Procedures such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants can prevent & reverse cavities

We are a family practice. Our team of dental experts offers high-quality, personalized care to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors

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Regularly scheduled dental visits for oral exams and teeth cleanings are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. At these appointments, Dr. Cox and our hygienists will have the opportunity to check your smile and ensure that you’re not suffering from any common issues, like cavities and gum disease. . Preventive care helps to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright and beautiful, and also saves you time and money by helping you avoid the need for costly dental treatments.

Does Scarsdale Smiles Offer Pediatric Care?

Yes! Dr. Cox is an experienced family dentist, and our team loves working with children of all ages. Bring your little ones into Scarsdale Smiles and start the journey to optimal dental health! We will introduce your child to the world of dentistry with enthusiasm and contagious positive energy. Our entire team knows how important it is to give children an enjoyable dental experience, so we do everything we can to keep a smile on their face throughout their entire visit.

What Is a Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride treatments involve the application of a fluoride-rich solution to your teeth in order to restore the strength of your enamel. Fluoride has the unique ability to strengthen enamel, remineralize “soft spots”, help them recover from minor tooth decay, and also help to decrease sensitivity. Fluoride treatments are most commonly used for pediatric patients  because children are especially prone to cavities, but fluoride provides benefits to patients of all ages.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants consist of a strong, clear dental resin that is applied to the chewing surface of back teeth.. The sealants harden into a plastic barrier that prevents direct contact between your teeth and oral bacteria, acid, and food debris. This, in turn,  stops cavities from forming. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80%. They are most commonly placed on children’s newly erupted adult teeth. Sealants can be placed over areas of early decay  to prevent further damage to a tooth on  patients of all ages.

Do I Need Periodontal Care for Gum Disease?

It is estimated that about half of American adults have some form of gum disease. If you are noticing bleeding while brushing and flossing, swollen or discolored gums, or  bad breath, these might be signs that you have gum disease.  However, oftentimes gum disease can be present with little signs to the patient.

Dr. Cox and our hygienists perform a painless periodontal exam to determine if treatment is needed. Special “deep cleanings” (scaling & root planing) might be recommended to treat the gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, above and below your gums. Getting help right away is essential, as gum disease will continue to worsen without treatment.