Cleanings

Who doesn’t love walking out of the dentist office with freshly cleaned teeth? It’s not just a great feeling, it’s important for your oral health. Regular dental cleanings help reduce your risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, bone loss and tooth loss.

At Park Slope Dentistry Seventh Avenue, your comprehensive teeth cleaning will be performed by one of our experienced dental hygienists. Using hand instruments and ultrasonic technology,  our hygienist will polish your teeth and clean your gum line, removing the built-up plaque and tartar that causes cavities, gum disease, halitosis, and other problems. Don’t procrastinate! Schedule your appointment today.

And for those without insurance, we offer a New Patient Special that includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning and x-rays for only $175. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Dental Cleaning Q&A


How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

It’s recommended that you have regular cleanings at least every six months. Some people need cleanings every 3 or 4 months. Your hygienist and dentist will tailor the frequency of your cleanings to your particular needs. Regular brushing and flossing is very important, but it is actually very difficult to do exceptionally well. That’s why regular dental cleanings with our professional team are an important part of protecting your oral hygiene and warding off potential cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, bone loss and other scary sounding problems. We have all the special instruments to clean your teeth gently and thoroughly - especially those easy to miss spots! 


What if I haven’t had my teeth cleaned for longer than that?

Don’t feel bad! It’s very common for people to put off visiting the dentist, sometimes for years. And what’s worse, the longer they go without a cleaning, the more embarrassing they find it to make an appointment, so they put it off even longer. Park Slope Dentistry Seventh Avenue is a “no judgement” office because we understand how scary it can be for some people to visit the dentist, especially after a long time away. What’s most important now is not the cleanings you missed, but that you take an active role in the future of your teeth. Whether it’s been six months or six years (or more), we are here to help you take control of your oral health.


What is involved in a dental cleaning?

In a routine dental cleaning, our hygienists use ultrasonic technology and hand instruments to remove plaque and tartar on your teeth and at the gum line. And to finish, they polish your teeth to make them nice and smooth and give your smile a brighter more beautiful shine.


How long does a dental cleaning take?

The actual cleaning takes between 20 and 30 minutes. If you’re a new patient, your full dental appointment lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. As a returning patient, your appointment will take around 45 minutes.