X-rays, Cleanings & Exam
X-Rays, Cleanings & Exams in Smithtown, NY

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene is paramount for overall health and well-being. At Dr. Carl Lovarata's office in Smithtown, NY, we emphasize the importance of regular X-rays, dental cleanings, and dental exams to ensure a healthy and vibrant smile.

X-rays play a crucial role in preventive dental care by detecting issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. Our skilled staff utilizes X-rays to develop comprehensive treatment plans, allowing us to identify:

  • Tooth decay
  • Signs of gum disease
  • Health of your jawbone
  • Position of teeth

Dental cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar buildup from areas unreachable by regular brushing. Plaque, a soft, sticky film containing millions of bacteria, can harden into tartar if not properly removed. Untreated plaque and tartar can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. During a dental cleaning, our hygienists will:

  • Scale your teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup
  • Polish your teeth to eliminate stains and enhance their appearance
  • Test your gum pockets for signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide guidance on optimal at-home oral care

Dental Exams are a vital component of preventive dental care. During a dental exam, Dr. Carl, Dr. James, or Dr. Patti will:

  • Review your x-rays and identify issues with teeth, gums, or bone
  • Discuss your dental health and address any concerns
  • Make recommendations for necessary treatments

The frequency of dental cleanings and exams depends on the individual's oral health. We recommend coming in for a dental cleaning and exam at least once a year. Based on the condition of your teeth, you may require semi-annual or quarterly visits. Dr. Carl, Dr. James, and Dr. Patti will thoroughly discuss your personalized treatment plan during your initial appointment, ensuring your oral health is well-cared for in Smithtown, NY.

A modern approach to general dentistry

We are more than just another dental clinic. We combine 40+ years of experience and have eliminated all the frustrations that newly started dental clinics go through. Everything has been optimized to provide you with professional care and a worry-free experience.



We’re in network with major insurers like Delta Dental, Aetna, and Cigna.



We’re in network with major insurers like Delta Dental, Aetna, and Cigna.



Our studios offer a full range of dental services, from exams to implants and veneers.



From floss bosses to sweet tooths, every mouth is welcome.