Comprehensive Dentistry & Aesthetics located in Mount Vernon, NY
Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing daily, professional dental cleanings are still important. The team at SmileBoutique in Mount Vernon, New York, provides comprehensive teeth cleanings to improve your gum health, preserve your oral health, and of course, reduce your risk of decay. If you’re due for a teeth cleaning, click on the online scheduler to book an appointment or call to speak with a team member directly.
Teeth Cleaning Q & A
Why are teeth cleanings important?
Teeth cleanings aren’t just about removing surface stains and enhancing the appearance of your pearly whites (although those are certainly important factors). Professional dental cleanings are preventive treatments designed to stop decay and gum problems before they start.
Getting your teeth cleaned regularly is important to:
- Check for signs of oral cancer
- Reduce your risk of gum disease
- Detect and treat decay early on
Dental cleanings are also a time to get updated digital X-rays, so your dentist can evaluate your jaw bone health, as well as the health of the roots of your teeth.
What happens during a teeth cleaning?
The team at SmileBoutique is dedicated to ensuring you achieve optimal oral health, so they conduct comprehensive screenings during your teeth cleaning appointment. Usually, the first step is getting new digital X-rays, which are electronically sent to a monitor in your room, so your hygienist and dentist can view them immediately.
Once your X-rays are complete, your dedicated hygienist has you lie back in the dental chair. They remove plaque and tartar from above and below your gum line using a scaler. The next step involves scrubbing your teeth one-by-one with a high-powered electric brush and a specialized gritty toothpaste.
Your hygienist then spends time flossing your teeth and talking with you about proper brushing and flossing techniques you should be following at home.
After your teeth cleaning is complete, your dentist examines your teeth and gums and talks with you about your overall oral health. If any treatments are necessary, for example, if you have a cavity, they talk with you about your next steps and schedule you for any follow-up appointments.
How often do I need a teeth cleaning?
The compassionate dental team at SmileBoutique recommends coming in once every six months for a teeth cleaning appointment.
To help keep your teeth clean and pristine between visits, the clinic offers state-of-the-art DADA-TECH® electronic toothbrushes for purchase to use at home. SmileBoutique even provides in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom!®, which you can schedule at the same time as your teeth cleaning appointment.
Book your teeth cleaning at SmileBoutique today! You can conveniently schedule your dental appointment either online or over the phone.