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Preventive Dentistry

Smile Bright: The Power of Preventive Dentistry

Discover the secrets to a dazzling smile and optimal oral health with our comprehensive guide on preventive dentistry. From simple daily routines to professional care, this in-depth resource will empower you to take charge of your dental well-being. Learn how to ward off dental issues, save on costly treatments, and enjoy a lifetime of confident, radiant smiles. Start your journey to a healthier mouth today!

Preventive dentistry consists of simple, minimally invasive, and cost-effective procedures.

The Ultimate Guide to Oral Hygiene: Building Strong Foundations

Lay the groundwork for a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth with our ultimate guide to oral hygiene. Uncover the best brushing and flossing techniques, along with the importance of using fluoride toothpaste. We’ll reveal the secrets of maintaining impeccable oral cleanliness and preventing pesky dental problems. Build a solid foundation for your oral health journey and keep cavities at bay!

preventive dentistry FAQs

Discover essential daily oral hygiene practices, the benefits of fluoride, and dental sealants. From children to seniors, this comprehensive resource offers valuable insights for every age. Embrace the power of preventive dentistry for a lifetime of confident, radiant smiles.

Why is preventive dentistry important?

Preventive dentistry is crucial because it focuses on maintaining oral health, preventing dental problems, and avoiding more extensive and costly treatments in the future. Regular checkups, cleanings, and daily oral hygiene practices can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

It is recommended to visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months. However, your dentist may suggest a different frequency based on your individual oral health needs.

Daily oral hygiene practices include brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. Additionally, flossing once a day to clean between teeth and using mouthwash can complement your routine.

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and makes teeth more resistant to decay. It is often found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and can be applied by dentists during checkups to protect teeth.

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. They create a barrier that helps prevent bacteria and food particles from getting trapped in the grooves, reducing the risk of cavities.

Absolutely! Preventive dentistry is especially beneficial for children as it helps establish good oral hygiene habits from a young age. Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with fluoride treatments and dental sealants, can protect their developing teeth and set the stage for a lifetime of oral health.

Yes, seniors may face unique oral health challenges, such as dry mouth or gum recession. Regular dental visits and maintaining good oral hygiene are crucial. Additionally, seniors should be mindful of their diet and avoid tobacco and alcohol, which can impact oral health.

While accidents can happen, some preventive measures can reduce the risk of dental emergencies. Using mouthguards during sports activities, avoiding chewing on hard objects, and addressing teeth grinding (bruxism) can help protect your teeth from damage.

 Yes, preventive dentistry can save you money in the long run. By addressing dental issues early on and preventing more severe problems, you can avoid costly treatments and dental emergencies that may arise from neglected oral health.

Many dental insurance plans cover preventive services like regular checkups, cleanings, and sometimes fluoride treatments. However, coverage can vary, so it’s essential to check your specific dental insurance policy to understand what preventive services are included.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

Our Astoria Patients Know

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Tom K
5/5
May 3, 2024
Dr Degel and his entire staff provide the most enjoyable dental experience from the moment you walk in the door to your last rinse. I highly recommend The Smile Dr.
Hector Beltran
5/5
April 29, 2024
Truly an awesome experience! It’s been 28 years, and I’ll continue to come here for a good reason. They care about me, my health and more importantly my pocket. I strongly recommend them! ❤️
Veronica Delgado
5/5
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
5/5
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
5/5
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
5/5
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
5/5
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
5/5
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.

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