Regular dental exams are part of our preventive dentistry program at Red Oaks Dental. Your comprehensive dental exam will include:
- Examination of your existing restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.)
- An examination of your dental digital X-rays
- A screening for oral cancer
- Evaluation of the mouth for periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay
Our comprehensive exams are thorough and designed to prevent problems before they start. If it’s been over six months since your last appointment with the dentist, call us today to schedule your comprehensive dental exam at Red Oaks Dental!
At Red Oaks Dental, we know that the oral hygiene habits we learn in our youth will stick with us throughout our adult life. Our goal as we practice children’s dentistry is to help your children understand the importance of maintaining optimal oral health. We’ll help them learn how to brush and floss effectively and make them feel comfortable in the dentist’s office so that they’ll never be afraid of visiting. We will also provide care for those who have damage or decay and let them know that everything is going to be alright.
Our office is convenient for families with children in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Wappingers Falls, LaGrange, Millbrook, Hyde Park, Beacon, and the surrounding areas of Poughkeepsie. If you are looking for a family dentist who provides gentle, affordable, and high-quality dental care, contact Red Oaks Dental today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We look forward to taking care of your family.
Digital Radiography (Digital X-rays)
To help keep you safe, we use only digital X-rays at Red Oaks Dental. Digital X-rays require significantly less radiation than traditional X-ray film, which means that every visit to our office is completely safe for you and your family. The digital images are used to help us determine the state of your oral health and detect any problems, such as tooth decay between the teeth, that can’t be detected with the naked eye. In addition to digital X-rays, we also use a Panorex (panoramic digital X-ray machine) which gives us the full view of your teeth, jaw, and sinuses. Panorex images can help us more accurately treatment plan and determine the positions of the teeth.
To help us understand the condition of your teeth and gums, we use a small device called an intraoral camera. Using this advanced technology, we can more precisely see tooth structures that are cracked, chipped, worn, or diseased. The full-color, digital images taken by the intraoral camera are then sent to our computer, which allows us to more clearly see and diagnose potential problems. We can also share these images with you on the computer screen so you can better understand our treatment recommendations.
Oral Cancer Screening
Protecting our patients is one of our highest priorities at Red Oaks Dental. One of our dentists or a member of their team will check your neck and oral tissues for:
- Red and/or white patches
- Recurring sores
- Color changes
We perform oral cancer screenings in order to catch oral cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most easily treated. If you notice any of the above or if you experience chronic sore throat or difficulty swallowing/chewing, contact our office in Poughkeepsie immediately. We can help you return to optimal oral and overall health.
Whenever possible, we aim to prevent oral health problems before they start. One of the best ways to protect the teeth that are most prone to decay is by placing dental sealants. Sealants can be made of either clear or tooth-colored material. This material is applied over the back molars, covering the pits and grooves of the teeth to create a smooth surface that is easier to keep clean through regular brushing. Our dentists recommend having dental sealants placed on these back molars as soon as they erupt, which usually occurs between the ages of six and twelve.
Contact Red Oaks Dental for Preventive Care
If it’s been over six months since your last visit to the dentist, give Red Oaks Dental a call today to schedule a visit with one of our dentists. Our experienced, caring dental team can provide you with the gentle, affordable, and high-quality care that you deserve. We are happy to serve all members of the family and welcome new patients from Poughkeepsie, Highland, Wappingers Falls, Millbrook, Beacon, and the surrounding areas of Poughkeepsie