Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Preventive dentistry is a key component to optimal oral health that begins with at-home care and regularly scheduled dental cleanings in early childhood. At DNTL, in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS, offer expert preventive care for patients of all ages. Regular dental cleanings and checkups alert Drs. Kuznetsov and Tilis to any developing problems at their earliest stages so they can provide prompt, effective treatment. Healthy teeth should last a lifetime. To schedule a professional dental cleaning, call the office or book online today.
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Dental Cleaning Q & A
At what age should you begin professional dental cleanings?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), professional dental cleanings should begin as soon as your child’s first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. Early dental cleanings help establish a good relationship and a positive experience at the dentist from a young age. This sets the tone for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and dental health.
The team at DNTL performs professional dental cleanings on patients of all ages and tailors the experience to suit your individual needs. They welcome families in Brooklyn and the greater New York City area.
What can I expect during a dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning is part of your regularly scheduled dental visits. It includes an oral exam, X-rays, and gum disease evaluation. Your dentist examines your teeth and gums for early signs of tooth decay, cavities, and any signs of dental restorations that need repair. Additionally, your dental cleaning includes a screening for oral cancer and a professional teeth polishing.
During the cleaning, your hygienist removes any plaque and tartar buildup from along your gum line where it often accumulates if you don’t brush as thoroughly as necessary. Removing plaque and tartar helps prevent cavities and the early stage of gum disease, or gingivitis. Once your hygienist removes the plaque from the surface of your teeth, they polish and floss your teeth.
Professional tooth polishing removes surface stains from your teeth and helps your teeth stay healthy between cleanings. As part of your dental cleaning, your dentist and hygienist may also explain good brushing techniques so you can maintain your best oral health with your at-home oral care routine.
What else can I do to keep my teeth healthy between professional dental cleanings?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Additionally, you should floss your teeth each day and replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet of foods that don’t contain high amounts of sugar.
Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings twice a year, or as often as your DNTL dentist recommends based on your individual oral health. Call today to book an appointment or select the next available time via the online booking system.