Your dentist, Dr. Yelena Mullakandova, and our dental team care about you and your oral health, which is why we strongly encourage you to attend your dental checkups regularly. However, we understand that that might be a tough task if you don’t know much about them. So, to help you, our Glendale Boutique Dental team has provided the answers to the following frequently asked questions about dental checkups:

Q: Why are regular dental visits important?
A: Regular dental visits are extremely important because they include the only treatment that can remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Removing these substances can help you prevent gum disease and cavities. Regular dental visits are also important because they can help you detect dental issues early, which can help you prevent major problems in the future.

Q: I’m not having any symptoms. Do I still need to see a dentist?
A: Yes, you should still attend your dental checkup if you aren’t having any dental symptoms. The dental checkup is a preventative measure. Like mentioned before, it helps you avoid major dental issues that can result in extreme pain and even tooth loss.

Q: What can I expect during a dental checkup?
A: You can expect a thorough dental cleaning (which should include removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and flossing the crevices of your smile), a fluoride treatment, and an examination of your oral cavity (which might include taking X-Rays).

Q: How often do I need a dental checkup?
A: It’s strongly recommended to receive a dental checkup every six months.

Q: How can I maintain a healthy smile after my checkup?
A: You can maintain a healthy smile by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing and rinsing your smile at least once a day. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you floss, use a product that is easy to use. As you rinse, use a product that kills bacteria, freshens your breath, and cleans your smile.

Call our office today at 718.821.0170 if you would like to learn more about dental checkups in Glendale, New York. We are more than happy to give you the information you need, and we look forward to hearing from you!