Dental Cleaning

East Village Dental PC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lower East Side, New York, NY

It doesn’t matter how well you brush and floss, you still need regular dental cleanings to maintain good oral health. At East Village Dental in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the team provides thorough dental cleanings that keep your teeth healthy and strong, and your breath smelling fresh. To schedule your next visit, call the New York City office, or book an appointment online.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

Why do I need to have dental cleanings?

Regular dental cleanings at East Village Dental is a key part of maintaining your oral health, particularly during orthodontic treatment when it becomes harder to brush and floss for some patients. 

Regular dental cleanings also allow for the team at East Village Dental to monitor the health of your teeth. 

What happens during a dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings at East Village Dental typically take less than an hour. During that time, your hygienist will examine your teeth with a small mirror, checking for signs of trouble in tiny crevices around your gum line. 

Then they use special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar buildup at the gumline. It doesn’t matter how well you brush and floss, this is a necessary part of your preventive care. Afterward, they use a high-powered electric toothbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly. 

After the brushing, your hygienist expertly flosses your teeth, then rinses. In some cases, you’ll also receive a protective fluoride treatment that helps strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. 

How often do I need to come in for dental cleanings?

The team at East Village Dental recommends coming in for professional dental cleanings twice a year for adolescents and three times a year for adults. This schedule will increase if you’re having a specific problem with tooth decay or gum disease that requires deeper cleaning. 

Also, certain orthodontic treatments, such as traditional braces, make cleaning your teeth on your own slightly more difficult. For some patients, that might mean coming in more frequently for cleanings. 

How should I take care of my teeth in between dental cleanings?

Taking care of your oral health care at home in between dental cleanings is just as important as coming in for regular visits. Here are some helpful tips: 

  • Brush at after each time you eat 
  • Floss at least twice a day
  • Rinse after cleaning your teeth or after meals
  • Don’t smoke or chew tobacco products
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet

Another suggestion from the team is to try to avoid or at least limit your intake of foods that stain your teeth, such as coffee, red wine, and dark teas. 

To schedule your next dental cleaning, call the office, or use the online booking tool today.