At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we strive to keep your teeth healthy from start and to diagnose and treat oral health problems from their outset. We recommend bringing your family in twice a year for teeth cleanings, examinations, oral cancer screenings and treatments to protect against tooth decay. Our dentist office in West Islip utilizes leading-edge approaches to halt the onset and progress of conditions that may adversely affect your oral health.
Preventive care begins at home, with brushing and flossing, limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages, and visiting our dentist office in West Islip for professional teeth cleanings. These steps help combat the detrimental effects of a sticky film called plaque, which gathers continuously in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugars. During your teeth cleaning, a dental healthcare professional thoroughly removes plaque buildup, tartar and debris from the most difficult to reach areas between your teeth and gums, and will teach you how to brush and floss more effectively. Education is an important component of preventive care, and we strive to make every checkup a positive learning experience. Due to certain dietary and lifestyle habits, children are especially susceptible to developing cavities. For an added level of protection, we recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay. At every visit, for patients of all ages, our dentist will examine the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. Periodic checkups helps us diagnose tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems early on, when they are easiest to treat.
Our dentist office in West Islip makes it easy to schedule your whole family’s checkups together, at our convenient, state-of-the-art practice. At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we provide the personalized attention and compassionate care you deserve. To learn more about preventive care or to schedule a checkup, call today.