Yonkers Dental Arts
General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY
Finding the right dentist for the whole family takes the guesswork out of dental care. Alicia Schraner, DDS, offers comprehensive family dentistry services for patients of all ages at Yonkers Dental Arts, serving Yonkers, New York, and the neighboring communities of Westchester County. The staff is welcoming and experienced in all aspects of dental care for adults and children, including routine cleanings, cavity repair, and oral disease prevention. Schedule an appointment for yourself and your family members today by calling Yonkers Dental Arts or using the online booking feature.
Family Dentistry Q & A
What can I expect during my first visit?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Schraner discusses your health history and existing dental issues. She may require digital X-rays to get a better understanding of your needs before performing a physical exam of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health.
Based on the results of your X-rays and exam, Dr. Schraner creates a custom treatment plan that outlines a schedule for routine cleanings and oral cancer screenings.
If you have existing dental issues, Dr. Schraner can help you set up another appointment to:
- Complete fillings
- Perform dental cleanings
- Perform cosmetic services like in-office teeth whitening.
Dr. Schraner can also work with you concerning tooth alignment issues that may require braces or treatment with InvisalignⓇclear aligners.
How can I prepare my kids for a dental visit?
The staff at Yonkers Dental Arts ensure your child’s first trip to the dentist is a positive one. Dr. Schraner takes time to make your child feel comfortable. Depending on your child’s age and their dental health, she may request digital X-rays before checking your child’s teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease.
Your child may receive a teeth cleaning during their initial visit, and Dr. Schraner might recommend a fluoride treatment to prevent future cavities.
For children getting their adult molars, she may apply a dental sealant, a thin coating applied to the chewing surface of the molars to prevent cavities.
Another important part of your child’s first pediatric dental visit is ensuring they’re practicing good oral hygiene. Dr. Schraner talks with them about how to brush and floss their teeth properly and the other things they can do to prevent cavities, such as eating healthy foods and avoiding sugary snacks.
How often do I need to schedule dental appointments for my family?
Generally, you should schedule routine checkups and cleanings every six months for yourself and your family. However, Dr. Schraner can determine if you need more frequent visits due to existing dental issues.
After your first visit, the staff at Yonkers Dental Arts can outline a good schedule for regular family dental care.
If you have tooth pain, bleeding gums, or other dental issues in between visits, call the office to schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.
Ensuring your family’s dental health is protected by scheduling a family dentistry consultation at Yonkers Dental Arts online or by phone today.
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