Professional Teeth Cleaning in Midtown Manhattan
Dental Prophylaxis NYC
A dental prophylaxis, or professional cleaning, is performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. A cleaning is an important dental treatment that helps stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. A prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.
Benefits Of Routine Dental Cleanings
The benefits include:
- Plaque removal- Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious gum problems. Even while properly brushing and flossing at home routinely, it can be impossible to remove all of the bacteria, debris and deposits from the gum pockets. The experienced eye of your NYC dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch this potentially damaging buildup and remove it before it progresses.
- A healthier looking smile- Stained, discolored and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Twice yearly teeth cleanings are an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
- Fresher breath- Chronic bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing gum disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our NYC office can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
How Often Do I Need A Professional Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleanings can be performed at our New York City office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Pasch, Dr. Yam, Dr. Shirzadnia or Dr. Lee can use at Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center to effectively halt its progression.
How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Dental Cleaning?
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