We care about the dental health of you and your family, so we focus our attention on two things: prevention and education. You can take care of prevention by committing to coming into the office twice each year for examinations and cleanings. We'll take care of education.
At Smile Designs of Long Island, Dr. Edward Sloyer and Dr. Brian J. Davis along with our entire team will do what they can to ensure you understand how best to ensure good oral health for a lifetime.
With regular appointments, you help us identify problems while they are still small. After all, when it comes to your health, the smaller the problem, the more manageable the treatment!
We look forward to seeing you and your entire family!
The Importance of Oral Care for Your Youngest Family Members
We recommend bringing your children in as soon as their first tooth erupts. We firmly believe that letting them take a “spin” in the dental chair from an early age promotes a positive attitude about going to the dentist that will take them through their entire life.
The Importance of Healthy Gums for Healthy Teeth
A lot of people aren't aware of just how important it is to have healthy gums. But did you know that gum disease is a common reason for tooth loss in adults?
If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, this could be a sign of the early stages of gum disease. Other common signs are swollen gums or bad breath that persists no matter how often you brush. Gum disease in its early stages is called gingivitis. It will not go away on its own, and it must be treated by your dentist.
If gum disease worsens so that pockets on the gums develop, it is called periodontitis. This is a serious condition that can compromise the health of your jawbone—and lead to tooth loss.
Only your dentist can tell you for sure if your gums are healthy. The reason for this is because often gum disease progresses with no symptoms at all. People can be completely unaware that they even have it—until it is too late.
The Importance of Your Oral Care on Your Overall Well-Being
If your mouth isn’t healthy, you are risking the health of your entire body. Every family should include regular examinations and cleanings at the dentist as part of their routine wellness plan. Even if you are careful about brushing and flossing after every meal, home care cannot remove all the plaque and bacteria like our hygienists can using their specialized training and instruments.
When you come in to our office twice each year, Dr. Sloyer and Dr. Davis can stay ahead of potential problems, such as the early signs of decay. It’s always best to treat dental problems earlier rather than later.
Call Smile Designs of Long Island to Make an Appointment
Stay ahead of serious problems that can compromise your oral health. See Dr. Sloyer and Dr. Davis to ensure you and your family have healthy mouths and healthy smiles. Call today!