At Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth, our team’s goal is to help your family preserve their natural, beautiful smiles by taking care of the small problems early on. We use the latest dental technology, like our DIAGNOdent cavity detection system and VELscope oral enhancement system, to make sure that no stone goes left unturned. That way, you can leave our dental office feeling confident knowing that your smile is completely healthy thanks to preventive dentistry in Long Beach, NY.
Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing at home, it’s still necessary to have professional examinations and cleanings every six months. Plaque and food debris can build up in hard-to-reach places, causing the development of cavities and gum disease. At your semi-annual appointments, we’ll make sure that any lingering oral health problems are treated. Then, we’ll conduct a thorough cleaning of your teeth to prevent any other issues from emerging until your next visit with us.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, oral hygiene products, and even local water sources. It helps fortify your enamel and protect you from dental decay. If you don’t receive enough of it, your enamel won’t be as strong, putting you at risk for developing more cavities. In these cases, we may recommend fast and pain-free fluoride treatment. All we do is place a fluoridated topical gel over your teeth and wipe it off.
Oral cancer can be a deadly disease, especially as it progresses and spreads throughout the body. Our goal is to spot the signs as soon as possible by using our VELscope enhanced oral assessment system. This gadget illuminates any suspicious tissues that could be cancerous and may be invisible to the naked eye. With this additional instrument, we’re able to identify signs of oral cancer more easily during screenings, leading to an early diagnosis and a higher chance of successful treatment.
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or a dull, thumping headache? These are common signs that you may be grinding and clenching your teeth throughout the night. This condition is called bruxism, and it is known to cause worn-down teeth, TMJ dysfunction, and other serious oral issues. We provide customized nightguards that help cushion your jawbone, teeth, and facial muscles from grinding throughout the night, drastically minimizing the chances the you’ll cause permanent damage to your smile.