Regular dental teeth cleanings don’t just make your teeth feel clean and refreshed. They’re also an integral part of your oral health care. Ezra Trachtenberg, DMD, and the team at Willoughby Dental offer in-depth teeth cleaning procedures at the office in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Providing scaling, root planing, and deep teeth cleanings, you can be confident your smile will feel brand new. Take care of your teeth by calling or booking an appointment online today.
Professional dental cleanings are an important part of your preventive oral health care. Daily flossing and brushing are also necessary. During your self-care at home, you probably aren’t scrubbing them enough or getting between each tooth.
Following a dental cleaning, your teeth should feel much smoother and cleaner compared to how they feel after your normal cleaning at home. Your teeth will look whiter and brighter, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful, healthier-looking smile for days following your appointment.
Professional dental cleanings involve several steps. Dr. Trachtenberg or a friendly registered dental hygienist will perform the cleaning before Dr. Trachtenberg examines your teeth in detail.
Teeth cleaning involves:
Your provider removes the tartar and plaque from your teeth before rinsing away the debris with water.
The team at Willoughby Dental offers scaling and root planing to effectively remove plaque and bacteria below your gums to prevent bone loss and other dental complications. Scaling and root planing reaches below your gumline and allows for a deeper clean.
Unless you have especially sensitive gums, professional dental cleanings aren’t typically uncomfortable, and you should leave the office with your mouth feeling fresh, clean, and healthier.
Regular professional dental cleanings are important because they can help prevent gum disease and other serious health conditions over time. Even if you floss and brush properly and regularly at home, bacteria can build up on your teeth and beneath your gums. Plaque is the bacteria that builds up as a film over your teeth and hardens into a substance called tartar. Tartar is more difficult than plaque to remove without special dental instruments and tools.
Excessive tartar and plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and cause your gums to become infected. When the buildup doesn’t get proper treatment, bacteria can get into your blood and potentially lead to infections in other parts of your body.
If you have good overall oral health, the team usually suggests two professional dental cleanings each year. If you have especially poor oral hygiene or certain dental health complications, you might need to visit Willoughby Dental more regularly.
Call the practice or book your appointment online to achieve optimal dental health and cleanliness.