Dental Implants Bayside NY

Dental Cleanings

Twice-yearly dental cleanings are an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleaning by one of our skilled Bayside dental hygienists can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in those "hard to reach" areas. 

 
How it's done:
Typically, your dental cleaning will last between 30 minutes and an hour. During this process, trained hygienist will do the cleaning, and Dr. Davantzis will come in for an exam at the end. Most patients find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.
 
During a dental cleaning, two important steps take place. The first step is a scaling of the teeth, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the various surfaces of the teeth. This can be performed by hand or with electric scaling tools, depending on the hygienists preference. The hygienist will also clean the pockets along the gum line to remove any plaque buildup there.
 
The second step is polishing to remove any final plaque and buff the teeth. Polishers generally have several different sized heads to clean hard to reach places.
 

If it has been over 6 months since your last dental cleaning, call your Bayside family dentist today at (718) 279-9700 or Click Here to schedule an appointment.