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Professional Dental Cleanings in Smithtown, NY

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Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still beneficial to have a dental cleaning at NowDental of Suffolk twice a year. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a biannual professional cleaning eliminates tartar and plaque and polishes the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your treatment, our team can provide you tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and let you know if there are any areas that need special care. A dental cleaning will give our periodontists the opportunity to look for any problem areas in the mouth that may need care. We encourage Suffolk County, Bay Shore, and Coram, NY families to reach out to our Smithtown office to schedule teeth cleanings for the whole family.

Who Should Have Dental Cleanings?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning twice a year. Following your child's first birthday, we can help you determine when your child is ready for an appointment. A cleaning may prevent cavities since built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A dental cleaning will also address tartar and stains on your enamel. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your overall health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for your whole family at NowDental of Suffolk.

What Should I Expect from My Teeth Cleaning?

A professional cleaning starts by removing the plaque and tartar deposits on your enamel, which can be difficult to treat on your own with just daily brushing and flossing. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology addresses large areas of tartar and plaque with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld instruments, such as a scaler or curette, are used to remove any remaining buildup. Each tooth will be scaled to get all the plaque and tartar. After your teeth have been cleaned, your enamel will be polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be performed after the cleaning.

What Can I Expect After My Dental Cleaning?

Our team may suggest cleanings more frequently if you have other oral health concerns, like gum disease. Throughout your appointment, we will help you develop a routine for good oral health at home by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your specific concerns. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so make sure you keep up with your regular dental appointments at NowDental of Suffolk.

Will My Insurance Pay for My Dental Cleaning?

A professional teeth cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it's typically covered by insurance. Our office will talk to your insurance company to determine your coverage before we calculate any remaining amount. If you do not have dental insurance, please ask about the different payments we accept, including medical financing.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Help keep your mouth healthy and bright with professional cleanings two times a year at NowDental of Suffolk. Our talented hygienists work with adults and children to improve their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. As an important part of any preventive dental care plan, a dental cleaning can save you and your family from problems and extensive treatments later. Contact our Smithtown, NY office to make appointments for yourself and your family.

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