Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is easier with preventive checkups at the office of Dr. Gregory Merkley. Dedicated to helping our patients enjoy the benefits of healthy and beautiful smies, we recommend coming in twice a year for a Penfield teeth cleaning, examination, oral cancer screening and treatments to help deter dental disease. We customize our comprehensive preventive program to meet the needs of patients of all ages, providing you and your family with a positive, worry-free experience at every checkup.
Inside your mouth is a sticky film called plaque, which accumulates continuously and harbors the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages are important components of a complete and effective oral hygiene routine, to completely your home care regimen, it is also important to visit our office for a checkup exam and Penfield teeth cleaning. Every six months or as required, we clean your teeth to remove any plaque buildup, tartar and food debris from spots your toothbrush cannot reach. We also review your oral hygiene habits to teach you how to brush and floss more effectively at home. For our youngest patients, these checkup visits are essential for establishing a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health. We also provide our pediatric patients with dental sealants and periodic fluoride treatments, which help protect children’s smiles from developing tooth decay. For patients of all ages, our dentist performs a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and their surrounding anatomy, using advanced digital radiography, as needed. With a focus on prevention and early intervention, we can halt the onset and progress of conditions that may adversely affect your oral health.
At the office of Dr. Gregory Merkley, we emphasize the importance of preventive care to keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout your life. By visiting us for your biannual Penfield teeth cleaning and exam, you are taking important steps to protect against tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.