Maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile is easier when you visit our Bay Shore dentist office for your routine checkups and care. At the office of Dr. Harold Guerrero, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced methods of care to halt the onset and progress of dental disease and other conditions that may adversely affect your oral health. Throughout your course of care, our friendly office team does their utmost to keep you well informed and at ease, for stress-free and positive experience.
Both tooth decay and gum disease are caused by a sticky film called plaque. The bacteria metabolize the sugar in your diet to produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel to form cavities. When plaque gathers around and below the gumline, it infects and inflames the tissues supporting the teeth, causing periodontal disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages, are important steps towards combatting the detrimental effects of plaque, it’s also important to complement your daily home care routine with periodic teeth cleanings and exams at our Bay Shore dentist office. While performing a teeth cleaning, we thoroughly remove any residual plaque buildup, tartar and food debris from the difficult to reach areas between your teeth and gums that your toothbrush may have missed. We also review your oral hygiene habits and make suggestions as to how you can better clean and care for your teeth between visits. As an added level of protection against tooth decay in pediatric patients, we recommend children receive dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments. At every checkup visit, for patients of all ages, our dentist performs a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed to assess the health of your smil. With periodic exams, we can diagnose oral health problems early in their onset, when they’re typically easiest to treat.
At the office of Dr. Harold Guerrero, we help your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our Bay Shore dentist office is a well appointed, comfortable and relaxing place to visit for all your family’s dental healthcare needs. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment for care, call today.