Harlem Teeth Cleanings & Exams
Prevention & Early Detection of Dental Problems in New York
Good oral hygiene at home and regular visits to the dentist are the best things you can do to maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent dental problems. Harlem Dental Associates offers cleanings and exams in Harlem to help our patients maintain good oral health and beautiful smiles. We offer preventative care for children and adults, so we can care for your whole family.
Why Regular Dental Visits Matter
While daily brushing and flossing are really important, they are not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and below the gumline, even if you are careful about brushing and floss your teeth every day. In addition to keeping your teeth looking great, regular cleanings and exams in Harlem offer many benefits for your oral health.
Regular visits to our office allow us to:
- Identify dental problems early
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Build a relationship
- Monitor your oral health
- Prevent gum disease and tooth loss
- Prevent tooth decay
- Keep your breath fresh
- Maintain a healthy and attractive smile
- Reduce the need for more expensive treatments
How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?
For most patients, visiting the office at least once every six months for professional cleanings and exams is sufficient for maintaining oral health. However, those who are prone to decay or showing early signs of gum disease may need more frequent visits.
Meticulous Dental Cleanings
Good oral hygiene at home, including brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily is important for oral health. However, brushing and flossing is usually not enough to remove plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and below the gumline. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so regular professional cleanings are important.
Prior to getting started, the dental hygienist will check your teeth and gums to check for potential trouble spots. Special tools are used to scrape plaque and tartar from between your teeth and around your gumline. A high powered electric brush and professional toothpaste are used to clean and polish the teeth. The teeth are then thoroughly flossed to leave your mouth clean and fresh.
Thorough Dental Exams
During dental exams, our dentist will perform a careful visual inspection of your mouth, including teeth, gums, and other tissues to look for signs of an oral health problem. When you come for regular visits, we are able to note any changes and provide early treatment to preserve your oral health. Visual exams alone are not enough to tell the full story, so x-rays are taken periodically.
X-rays are an important tool for detecting:
- Oral infections
- Gum disease
- Certain tumors
If it is time for a cleaning and exam, call (844) 976-3600 to book an appointment.
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