Cleanings & Xrays

Dental Cleanings & X-Rays in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

About Dental Cleanings at Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD

We recommend that you schedule routine dental cleanings in order to maintain optimal oral hygiene. These cleanings are important because they work to remove mineralized plaque that can develop even in patients who are proactive with their oral health. Brushing and flossing at home daily is wonderful, but even the most avid brusher will not be able to clean those “hard-to-reach” areas that we will.

Contact the professionals at Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD today to learn about dental cleanings and x-rays in North Arlington and Kearny.

How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

Generally, we recommend that you come into the office for a professional dental cleaning and examination at least once every six months. Preventative dentistry is an essential step in maintaining a healthy smile.

About Dental X-Rays at Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD

Many of the diseases that can damage the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be detected during a basic oral exam. That’s why we perform x-rays that reveal areas of decay between the teeth or below fillings, bone infections, periodontal disease, abscesses or cysts, developmental abnormalities and some types of tumors that you do not want to leave untreated.

We only perform x-rays when we find it to be necessary and when we do, we are sure to adhere to all safety guidelines. Dr. Ekstein will be happy to answer any questions you may have about whether a dental x-ray is right for you.

We know it takes a lot of trust to put your oral health in someone’s hands, and we take that trust very seriously. If it has been six months or longer since your last dental appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch below or by dialing (201) 627-5060!

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Meet Your Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Dr. Anaheata  Esmailzada Photo
    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

    *should you proceed with treatment

    Very Satisfied

    “I am very satisfied with the treatment provided by Dr. Ekstein. His dental and social skills are extraordinary. His new assistant, Elizabeth, also went above and beyond the call of duty when she ...”

    - Teresa Misyak
    Wonderful Experience

    “I love Smile Design Specialists in North Arlington.”

    - Gerard R.
    Knowledgeable, Efficient & Caring

    “Invisalign is the best investment I have ever made.”

    - Mike
    I Love My New Smile!

    “Dr. Ekstein is great and the staff at The Smile Design Specialists are amazing.”

    - Kim
    Nothing But Professional!

    “Not only do they provide a very professional experience, but I felt welcome and comfortable at every stage of my procedure.”

    - James

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