Maintaining healthy teeth and gums involves a daily commitment to oral hygiene and periodic preventive visits with our West Islip dental office. At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we offer a comprehensive preventive program, which we tailor to meet your individual needs. With periodic examinations, teeth cleanings and ViziLite® oral cancer screenings, we help you and your loved ones enjoy excellent oral health throughout your lives.
Tooth decay and gum disease are both caused by a sticky film called plaque, which gathers continuously in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. To protect your teeth against the detrimental effects of plaque, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages, as well as visit our West Islip dental office twice a year for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. During your teeth cleaning, we thoroughly remove any buildups of plaque and tartar from the most difficult to reach areas around your teeth and gums, and offer guidance on techniques you can use at home to brush and floss more effectively. For our pediatric patients, we strive to impart healthy habits that will last throughout your child’s life. We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which provide extra protection against tooth decay to keep your child’s smile cavity-free from the start. Preventive care for patients of all ages includes a comprehensive examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. Periodic examinations allow us to diagnose oral health problems from their outset, so that we can provide the most straightforward and effective course of treatment,
Our West Islip dental office utilizes the most advanced technology and methods to halt the onset and progress of conditions that may affect your oral health. At the office of Drs. Duane and McCurdy, we make every checkup a positive, stress-free and educational experience. To learn more or to schedule a checkup, call today.