Sandra Senzon R.D.H

Preventative Care

Dental Hygienist & Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Preventative Care

Preventive care offers the chance to avoid dental decay, gum disease, and other serious dental issues before they develop. This proactive approach is the preferred method of practice for Sandra Senzon R.D.H, of the Upper East Side of New York City, New York. The best way to learn more about the role preventive care can play in your dental health and hygiene is to call or click today to schedule a visit.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is an area of dental practice that strives to identify and address dental decay, gum disease, and other issues in the earliest possible stages. Today’s tools and technology allow practitioners to find signs of disease or decay before tissue damage begins. 

This information empowers you to take steps to reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other issues. Preventing these outcomes is the right approach for your smile, as well as your budget. Prevention is and will remain a more cost-effective approach than treatment. 

What role does dental hygiene play in preventive care?

The steps you take to clean your teeth and gums each day are powerful factors in preventing dental health problems. Your mouth is a complex environment that changes throughout the day. As you consume food and beverages, a sticky film called plaque accumulates on your teeth. 

Plaque creates the perfect environment for acids to begin to eat into your tooth enamel. This creates tiny holes called cavities, and cavities can quickly deepen and intrude into the deeper layers of your teeth. 

Left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar, which cannot be easily removed without professional help. Your gums can become inflamed, leading to gum disease that threatens both your dental health and overall health and wellness. 

Embracing a strong dental hygiene routine helps keep your teeth clean and shining. Sandra is here to help you polish your techniques and strengthen your dental hygiene skills.   

How often should I come in for preventive care visits?

Most people benefit from coming in for preventive care visits every six months or so. This timing ensures you receive a professional teeth cleaning that removes any plaque or tartar accumulation. It also provides a chance for your practitioner to note any signs of decay or disease. 

Many people let too much time pass between preventive care visits. They often become worried that their visit will reveal a serious dental health issue, so they postpone coming in even longer. There is nothing to fear from preventive dental visits. Sandra has the skills needed to make your visit as comfortable as possible and the compassion to make your appointment enjoyable. 

When you’re ready to book, call the office during normal business hours, or schedule online in just a matter of moments.