Nothing matches the look and feel of a professional teeth cleaning. At Kew Gardens Dental P.C. in Queens, New York City, New York, Bella Pinkatz, DDS, and her team perform outstanding teeth cleanings during routine dental exam visits. If you’re overdue for a cleaning, call today to set up a visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.
No matter how well you brush and floss, you can’t achieve the same results as a professional. Routine teeth cleanings remove all traces of plaque and bacteria, leaving your teeth sparkling and bright. You’ll also love the smooth, sleek feel you get after a professional cleaning.
Teeth cleaning visits include a full dental exam. These appointments allow your dentist to check for any signs of dental decay, gum disease, or oral health problems. They’re also an opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance on any dental health topic you like.
Wondering whether to try at-home teeth whitening? Concerned about increased tooth sensitivity? Your dental exam and teeth cleaning visits are the setting for you to get the answers you need.
Teeth cleaning begins with a quick assessment of your teeth and gums. If you don’t have much plaque or tartar (hardened plaque) build-up, your practitioner uses a handheld device called a scaler to scrape away plaque and tartar manually.
If you have plaque or tartar below the gumline, a more involved process, sometimes called a “deep cleaning,” involves using the scaler or other tools to remove plaque beneath the gums and smooth the surfaces of your tooth roots.
A powered brushing using special gritty toothpaste follows. This process eliminates any lingering plaque and provides the smooth feel of a professional cleaning. A thorough flossing is also part of the process and removes bacteria, food particles, and plaque between your teeth.
A final polishing and rinse is the final step. You’ll love the way your teeth look and feel after your cleaning!
Most people benefit from coming in for a dental exam and professional teeth cleaning every six months. This timing ensures that any decay or disease cannot reach the advanced stages before being detected.
If you have existing dental health issues, you may need to visit the office more frequently until the matter is under control. You can then return to twice-a-year visits to keep your smile as healthy and happy as possible.
If you’re ready to schedule your next teeth cleaning visit, online booking offers an easy way to connect with the office any time of day. You’re also welcome to call during regular office hours to find a time that fits your busy schedule.