Consultations Specialist

Core Smiles

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in NoMAD, New York, NY

A dental consultation is the starting line for your journey to optimized oral health. The team of dental experts at Core Smiles in NoMad, Manhattan, New York City, offer warm and friendly consultations to assess your oral health and keep your smile looking beautiful and feeling great. Schedule your consultation today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Consultations Q & A

What is a dental consultation?

A dental consultation is the first step toward any dental procedure. Whether you’re coming in for a tooth-colored filling or implant dentures, your treatment at Core Smiles always begins with a consultation.

When you come in for your consultation, you and the team at Core Smiles discuss your dental concerns, what you’d like to get out of treatment, and what treatment options are best for your needs, preferences, and budget. 

Your dentist conducts a visual exam of your mouth, which might include digital X-rays, pictures with an intraoral camera, a scan with the CariVu™ and Diagnodent™ cavity detector, and the VELscope® oral cancer detector. These diagnostics give your dentist a deeper look into your oral health and they can also serve as a road map during any procedure you might have.

Your dentist assesses the health of your gums to look out for any signs of periodontal disease, and might also provide a routine dental cleaning during your consultation.

What is a routine dental cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a procedure that your hygienist performs to give your teeth a deeper cleaning than you’re able to do with at-home care. Because certain plaque and tartar buildup are nearly impossible to eradicate with standard brushing and flossing, these routine dental cleanings are incredibly important for your oral health, and help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

In a routine dental cleaning, your Core Smiles hygienist uses a small metal tool called a scaler to remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Next, they use a high-powered brush and special toothpaste to give your teeth a deep polish. 

Finally, they give you a professional flossing. Depending on the health of your teeth, you might also be given a fluoride treatment to keep your teeth strong until your next cleaning.

Most patients need a routine cleaning twice a year, but depending on the condition of your oral health, you might need more or less. The team at Core Smiles can work with you to determine how often you should come in for a cleaning.

Can dental care affect other aspects of my health?

Your body is a complex and interconnected system, and the health of your mouth is known to affect the health of your overall system. 

Heart health and diabetes are frequently linked to oral health. Maintaining regular cleanings, checkups, and general communication with your dentist are vital in maintaining good oral and overall health. 

Start communicating with your dentist today by scheduling a consultation with the team at Core Smiles by phone or online.