We recommend routine dental cleanings for several reasons: when we perform a professional cleaning, we remove the buildup of plaque and tartar, including the parts of your teeth that are hard to access at home, such as underneath the gums. Afterwards, we polish the teeth to achieve that lustrous glow! If needed we will also take digital x-rays to detect any cavities or problems in the gums or bone, and if necessary will apply a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay.
These important appointments serve not only to clean the teeth, but allow for a thorough examination in order to detect and diagnose any cavities, periodontal disease, infections, and to screen for oral cancers. The ADA recommends two cleanings annually for patients with healthy mouths.
To make an appointment for a cleaning call us today at 646-389-8055!