Dental Cleanings Specialist

Core Smiles

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in NoMAD, New York, NY

Dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining both healthy gums and a healthy body. Recent scientific research has shown that the bacteria associated with gum-tissue disease are directly correlated to heart disease, arthritis, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. That's why insurance plans almost always cover them. Routine cleanings and examinations are the best way to prevent cavities and to keep your gums healthy. Are you overdue for a dental cleaning? Let our team take care of your teeth. Schedule your cleaning online or call Core Smiles in NoMad, Manhattan, New York City, today.

Dental Cleanings Q & A

What should I expect during a dental cleaning?

First, expect an exam. Your Core Smiles professional looks at your teeth, visually inspecting them and assessing your gums, looking for any glaring problems. X-rays may be considered if you're due for them. High-resolution photographs of your teeth are taken and a laser-assisted cavity-detection device is used to diagnose cavities with 99% accuracy.

After X-rays, the cleaning process starts. Your Core Smiles hygienist uses a small instrument, called a scaler, to remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. The length of time this process takes depends on how much plaque or tartar buildup you have.

After the plaque and tartar buildup is removed, your hygienist uses a unique, high-powered brush and polishing agent to remove superficial stains and scrub away any microscopic areas of plaque not removed by scaling. After the polishing process, you receive a professional flossing.

How often should I go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning?

Dental cleaning frequency varies from person to person and depends on a variety of factors. Some people might be able to go with the standard advice of every six months, while other people with specific issues may need more frequent cleanings. 

The American Dental Association advises working with your dentist and hygienist to determine the best cleaning schedule for your personal dental needs.

Even when the procedure is as simple as a routine dental cleaning, talking to the professionals at Core Smiles about your situation is an important part of getting excellent care.

Every individual has a particular set of circumstances and conditions. Meet your dental health needs by following a plan that's been designed just for you, not by following a general plan for the average person.

How do dental cleanings impact my overall health?

The health of your mouth and your general health go hand in hand. Your mouth is almost like a window into your body, making good oral health foundational for maintaining good general health.

The findings of a study published in 2016 suggested that regular dental cleanings could lower the risk of pneumonia. The theory is that dental cleanings cut down on the volume of bacteria entering the lungs.

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions have also been tied to oral health. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and perhaps most importantly, conversations with your dentist, are essential to maintaining good health.

If you can't remember the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned, call Core Smiles or schedule your appointment online.