Preventive Dentistry

Dental visits are for keeping your teeth and gums in good shape –besides brushing and flossing, a biannual checkup might be the best thing you can do for your oral health. But what you might not know is that there’s a strong relationship between your oral health and your overall health, so taking good care of your mouth is a big part of taking care of your whole body.

Dr. Mishaan and his staff would be happy to discuss preventative with you. Please feel free to call (212.730.4440) our office for a private consultation, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan.

Preventative  Services

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

    Oral cancer screenings–check the mouth, head, and neck for early signs and symptoms include:
    Sores, lumps on the lip, mouth, or throat, white or red patches on the gums, and more.

  • Teeth Grinding

    Teeth grinding (bruxism) is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware of it. Those with severe bruxism can fracture dental fillings or cause other types of tooth damage.

  • Tooth Sensitivity

    Tooth sensitivity is tooth discomfort after eating cold or hot foods or liquids or even breathing cold air. This problem often happens when gums recede and/or cementum is not present.

  • TMJ Pain

    In most cases, TMJ pain and discomfort (where your lower jawbone meets your skull) can be alleviated with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments.

  • Brushing and Flossing

    Good oral health requires proper brushing and flossing habits. Here are instructions for best brushing and flossing techniques for optimal oral hygiene.

  • Dental Visit: What to Expect

    A typical checkup involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums, looking for any signs of gum disease, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings or tooth decay.