What is a dental teeth cleaning?
Teeth cleanings, or dental cleanings, are performed by a dentist or dental hygienist during your regular dental check-up appointment. Having your teeth cleaned by a professional is an important part of making sure you don’t develop gum disease, teeth stains, cavities, and other oral health issues. Visiting Concerned Dental regularly for a deep cleaning will generally involve the following:
Plaque is the term used to describe bacteria that forms a thin, clear coating over the teeth. Proper brushing, flossing, and overall oral hygiene at home helps remove this buildup and prevents plaque from turning into a hardened form called tartar. Professional plaque removal at Concerned Dental involves gently removing the excess plaque that has built up on the surface of your teeth and below the gum line.
Tartar is the hardened form of plague that can coat your teeth over time. When you visit the dentist for a regular cleaning, any tartar buildup that has formed since you visited last is removed from above and below your gum line. You can help prevent this tartar from accumulating between visits by practicing good oral hygiene at home.
Your final step during a professional tooth cleaning is a polishing, which removes any remaining plaque and can help brighten the surface of your teeth. The tool used for this polishing is similar to the rotating head of an electric toothbrush but with a small polishing surface rather than bristles. This process is painless and leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
Why should I visit the dentist for professional cleanings?
It’s important to see a professional for teeth cleaning. Our professionals at Concerned Dental have special training in removing plaque and tartar buildup, which helps your mouth look and feel great year-round. Missing a routine dental appointment may seem like no big deal, but over time it can lead to complications, like gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.
What are the benefits of visiting a dentist for regular teeth cleanings?
Visiting our professional teeth cleaners at Concerned Dental can offer you the following benefits:
- Brightens your smile
- Keeps your smile feeling and looking healthy
- Lowers your risk for gum disease
- Lowers your risk for tooth decay
- Prevents tartar buildup
- Reduces the likelihood that you’ll need major dental procedures in the future
you are due for a teeth cleaning, visit Concerned Dental. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients in The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. Our modern and friendly practice is home to a highly-qualified team of general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental professionals who can handle all aspects of dentistry from one convenient location. To book your visit, call our office at 800.583.9285 or Request an Appointment today.