Your first visit to our office is very important with regard to establishing your oral health baseline. We will begin by carefully reviewing your medical and dental histories and taking special note of all of your dental concerns, as well as any symptoms that you may be experiencing. This will be followed by a thorough clinical examination, including an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) plus a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and the complete orofacial area. Any needed diagnostic dental films will be taken at this time.
By scheduling a periodic appointment for a checkup and professional dental cleaning, your dentist can help to keep your smile looking good and functioning at its best. At every checkup visit, your medical and dental histories are carefully reviewed and a comprehensive examination of your mouth, jaws, and surrounding areas of the head and neck is performed. While checking for the development of common dental conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease and doing a screening for oral cancer, your dentist will also make note of any signs of problematic health issues that may have originated elsewhere in the body. Experiencing dry mouth, bad breath, gum problems, ulcerations or other oral lesions may be indicative of a serious underlying systemic condition. As part of a comprehensive clinical exam, the dentist will assess the function of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and your bite (occlusion) for any impairment or misalignment. The consequences of various dietary choices, eating disorders, harmful habits, certain medications and inadequate oral hygiene practices may also be detected at this time.
Tappan, NY 10983
Dr. Bob Hwang, better known to his patients as Dr. Bob, received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 1981. Dr. Bob has proudly served as a dentist in the U.S. Army Dental Corp from 1981 to 1997. He has a talent of making his patients feel at ease and treating them with respect and compassion. His passion for dentistry is ever so strong even after all these years which benefits his patients greatly. Everyday, Dr. Bob strives to reduce cost, time and pain for his patients. Outside of dentistry, his passion involves serving his church and playing Ping Pong for better hand to eye coordination.