Cleaning and Exams in Brooklyn

Checking patient's mouthBrushing your teeth daily is a great way to keep them healthy; however, even with regular care, plaque can accumulate in hard-to-reach areas that can’t be cleaned with dental floss. If ignored, the plaque will harden over time and become difficult to get rid of without professional help from a dentist. That’s why it’s essential to schedule professional dental cleanings to ensure your teeth are always in top-notch condition.

It’s important to note that if someone is trying to correct their bite and has braces installed, they should schedule professional cleanings at least once every four months, as maintaining proper hygiene can be difficult when wearing braces.

Ways to Preserve Your Teeth

A professional, comprehensive teeth cleaning procedure at Aesthetic Dental is the best method to remove plaque and help save your teeth. In addition, tartar buildup most often occurs on teeth in place of limited access, allowing bacteria, dead cells, and food elements to accumulate and harden.

Bacteria feel very uncomfortable under the hard plaque and, in addition to discomfort and bad breath, this situation is ideal for cavity formation. If tartar removal is not done promptly, periodontitis may occur, leading to tooth loss. Getting rid of tartar is not a luxury; everyone must keep their teeth healthy and beautiful.

Comprehensive teeth cleaning is an opportunity to take care of the health and beauty of your teeth. After the procedure, plaque is removed from the teeth, gums, and subgingival pockets, and the oral cavity is cleared of pathogenic bacteria. At the same time, the teeth return to a beautiful, natural color and shine.

Methods Used to Achieve Results

We may use several stages of complex teeth cleaning. Combining two cleaning methods may be necessary to cleanse the plaque and tartar from the mouth and achieve the desired result. These include

  • Ultrasonic teeth cleaning—a painless, harmless, and fast method to remove deposits even in the most inaccessible areas, along with harmful microflora, which can lead to inflammation. Using a scaler to create the ultrasonic waves, this procedure is hygienic, therapeutic, preventive, and aesthetic. After cleaning, the enamel brightens, pigmentation, plaque, and growths disappear, the breath becomes fresh and clean, and the person’s mood is improved.
  • Airflow®—uses a special sandblasting device that feeds abrasive particles to the surface of the enamel with the help of air and water. The liquid is supplied in a stream, allowing you to clean your teeth from bacteria and plaque quickly. The procedure can be performed without the use of anesthesia. It does not cause pain or discomfort.
  • Polishing—helps eliminate any irregularities and micro cracks on the enamel that may form after cleaning the teeth. Polishing after a professional cleaning significantly slows down the process of plaque formation and keeps teeth shiny and smooth for a long time.
  • Fluoridation—while not mandatory after professional teeth cleaning, you should not refuse it, as it fights tooth sensitivity, strengthens enamel, and prevents tooth decay.

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Tips for Caring for Your Teeth After Professional Cleaning

To extend the results of your cleaning longer, follow these recommendations:

  • After a professional cleaning, teeth should be brushed in the morning, before bedtime, and immediately after meals for a few days. Or, after a meal, rinse your mouth with drinking water or a specialized mouthwash.
  • Use a toothpaste and toothbrush that are suitable for you. If you’re not sure what to choose, ask our dentist.
  • Teeth sensitivity may increase but should decrease in a couple of days. We recommend avoiding hot or cold food and drinks until the sensitivity is gone.
  • Abstaining from smoking for several days to keep the natural whiteness and shine of the teeth for as long as possible. Excluding colorful foods and drinks from the diet, like coffee, soy sauce, chocolate, etc., can also be helpful.
  • Avoiding acidic and excessively sweet foods, nuts, lollipops, and hard fruits will help reduce sensitivity.
  • If fluoridation is also included in your cleaning, refrain from eating for at least two hours, and don’t brush your teeth before bedtime.

Schedule Your Cleaning Today

Any disease, including cavities, is easier to prevent than to cure. Our comprehensive approach helps avoid all these difficulties. Make cleaning a part of your regular dental routine. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times do you need to go for professional teeth cleaning?

As a rule, dentists recommend a professional oral hygiene procedure at least once every six months. However, the regularity of visits may vary depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth.

Why do I need professional teeth cleaning?

With a professional teeth cleaning, the unpleasant smell disappears, and the deposits, pathogenic microflora, and other inflammatory pathogens in the oral cavity are removed. The enamel becomes smooth and absorbs functional trace elements in food and toothpaste much more effectively.

What is the best type of teeth cleaning?

Ultrasound removes hard tartar from the surface and under the gums but doesn’t help with pigmented plaque. Airflow® technology, on the contrary, effectively fights smokers’ plaque and traces of tea and coffee but does not remove tartar.

Can I still brush my teeth with tooth decay?

Fissure sealing is carried out if necessary, allowing additional protection against cavities. Doctors do not recommend the procedure when there are multiple and deep cavities.


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