Although the American Dental Association strongly recommends that patients of all ages attend regular checkups and cleanings, many people don’t visit their dentist until they have a severe problem. At 286 Madison Dental in Midtown Manhattan, the team makes your dental cleaning exams as stress-free as possible so that you can maintain these routine appointments that are critical to your oral health. Call the New York City office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.
Even if you have impeccable at-home habits, plaque and bacteria build up in hard-to-reach areas. If left untouched, this hidden bacteria can lead to decay.
Regular dental cleanings can help identify problems – whether it’s gum disease or cavities – before they become serious. Dental cleanings leave you with teeth that feel polished and refreshed. The smoothed, cleaned surfaces resist the accumulation of further plaque as well.
During a dental cleaning, the staff at 286 Madison Dental uses dental instruments to scrape your teeth above and below the gum line gently. They may also use an ultrasonic vibrating device to loosen plaque and tartar.
After your teeth are polished and flossed, your dentist comes in for a checkup. They examine your teeth carefully, as well as your gums, mouth tissue, tongue, and jaw. This gives them a complete picture of your oral health so they can recommend any necessary treatment options.
286 Madison Dental recommends most people come in for two checkups per year. But, if you have gum disease or any other special problem, the team may recommend more frequent cleanings and visits. Your visit may include X-rays, as well as an oral exam and cleaning.
Most patients tolerate cleanings well and even enjoy the polished, smooth sensation they experience afterward.
If you have poor dental hygiene habits, the cleaning may be less comfortable because a buildup of tartar and plaque can make your teeth and gums sensitive.
You can discuss any concerns you have about pain and discomfort with the 286 Madison Dental team so you can have the most comfortable experience possible.
To schedule your routine dental cleaning, call the office or book an appointment online today.