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Dental Checkup - Long Island City, NY

Regular dental visits keeps your mouth healthy

Has it been at least a year since your last dental exam? Well, a lot of things can change in a year like how your friend got pregnant and gave birth. Can you imagine the kind of changes that can happen to your teeth and gums over the course of a year?

You don't know, which is why you should come get your dental check up in Long Island City with our dentists.

What we offer

At Jackson Ave Dental, our team of dentists provide comprehensive dental check ups. We will identify, diagnose, and propose recommended treatments for your sick teeth. Worry not, we'll get them healthy, functioning, and bacteria free.

The dental check up is more than just the oral exam because it also includes the dental cleaning, x-rays, and oral cancer screening.

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Dental Cleaning

A check up at the dentist isn't complete unless you also get your teeth cleaned. The cleaning will help treat gum disease like gingivitis and also prevent its reoccurrence.

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Dental X-rays

Taking dental x-rays is a must if you want a thorough check up. Without them, we will only be able to tell you what we visually see which would be an understatement for the true condition of your mouth's health.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Our long island city dentists will examine the entire mouth to rule out oral cancer. We check the cheeks, lips, tongue, palate, and even peer into the back of the throat. It's all a part of the dental care that we provide for you.

Signs you may be overdue for a check up

If you're not sure when was your last oral examination, that is the first and most obvious sign that you're overdue for a check up! Aside from that, here is a list that our dentists in long island city have compiled to help you determine if you can benefit from having one.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Plaque and tartar build up

  • Bleeding gums

  • Calculus build up (calcium)

  • Tooth decay

  • Chipped tooth

  • Enamel staining

  • Toothache

  • Swollen gums

  • Dental abscess

  • Bad breath (halitosis)

  • Malodor

How we can help

The recommendation is to get your dental check up and cleaning every 6 months or twice a year. The entire check up appointment with our long island city dentists at Jackson Ave Dental can be completed in a single visit.


However, you can break it down into 3 distinct parts. We'll describe each one in detail so you know what to expect. The appointment should take 45-60 mins.

Three parts of a check up:

  1. X-rays

  2. Oral exam

  3. Teeth cleaning


  1. Our lovely dental assistant will take your check up x-rays.

  2. We use digital x-ray sensors so no film processing is necessary! They show up on the TV screen in front of you instantaneously.

  3. The once a year radiographs consist of 4 bitewings and 3 PAs.

  4. A full mouth series of x-rays will be taken every 3-5 years.

Oral Exam:

  1. One of our long island city dentists will come in and examine your gums, teeth, and mouth.

  2. They will look for any potential oral conditions which may be an issue.

  3. This also includes the oral cancer screening.

Dental Cleaning:

  1. Our dental hygienists or dentist will clean your teeth.

  2. All plaque, tartar, and surface stains on the enamel will be removed.

  3. Teeth will be polished.

  4. Oral hygiene tips and education at the end to let you know how to improve.

Why is a dental check up and cleaning important?

Regular check ups and cleanings are important because they can catch oral problems while they're small and it re-enforces good oral hygiene practices.

Dental conditions typically start small and then progress to be bigger and more complex. What that implies is that dental treatment will also be smaller/simpler but grow to become more complex/expensive. If you can correct it early you can save yourself a lot of money and time.

Visiting the dentist routinely, every six months can help re-enforce good oral habits. Typically the patients who come frequently don't have a lot of problems. On the other hand, those who come infrequently tend to have more cavities, broken teeth, and gum disease. How regularly you come is an indication of how much you care for the health of your teeth.


On average, dental insurance should cover your dental check up visit at 100% meaning there will be no copayment. That includes the oral exam, cleaning, and x-rays.

Most PPO dental insurances will cover this visit at least twice a year or every six months. If you're only getting one check up a year, you're not reaping the full benefits form your insurance so be sure to come twice.

If you don't have insurance, give us a call to find out the fee.

Exception: Despite what we've just said, there are some insurances which do not fully cover preventative visits. You may have a deductible or a small 10% copay. We have seen it in our practice!

Ready to make an appointment?

If it's been a while since your last one, come get your dental check up in Long Island City with us. Our dentists and friendly dental team at 1311 Jackson Ave Dental will get you all cleaned up, plaque free, and ready to chew some steak.


You may self schedule online or give us a call and our receptionist will help you.

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