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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Comprehensive Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Larchmont, NY

One easy way to ward off gum disease and tooth decay is to make time for professional teeth cleaning every six months. At Comprehensive Dental Group in Larchmont, New York, the team of expert dentists provides teeth cleanings and examinations for all ages. Call Comprehensive Dental Group or book online today to schedule professional teeth cleaning for yourself or a loved one.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a keystone part of preventive dentistry that helps you maintain a healthy smile. While brushing and flossing at home has undeniable benefits for your oral health, professional cleanings from dental professionals go a step further in removing harmful bacterial buildup and sanitizing the inside of your mouth.

At Comprehensive Dental Group, your teeth cleanings happen during the same appointments as your regular oral examinations. You should book one of these appointments every six months for yourself and for each member of your family, including the kids. 

Your teeth cleaning appointments might include additional preventive care services based on your age or level of oral health, like sealants, screenings, or X-rays. 

What happens during the teeth cleaning process?

Excluding the examination and any screenings or treatments you get at the time of your visit, a teeth cleaning at Comprehensive Dental Group involves three key steps:

Tartar removal

Tartar, also called calculus, is hardened bacteria that builds up on your teeth. You can’t remove tartar above or below the gumline with brushing and flossing alone, but a dental professional can safely remove it in the office.

Plaque removal

Plaque is a sticky bacterial film on the surface of your teeth, and it hardens into tartar over time. This bacteria produces toxins that cause gum inflammation and can lead to periodontitis (gum diseases). 

Polishing

Your hygienist polishes your teeth using a gritty toothpaste and electric brush. This removes any lingering bacteria as well as some surface stains. 

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning helps ward off oral diseases and has a few other considerable benefits. By getting teeth cleanings every six months, you can reduce your risk for:

  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth dullness or staining

A good professional teeth cleaning and polishing leaves your smile shining brighter than before. Aside from the health benefits, you enjoy a fresh-feeling mouth for at least a few hours after your appointment.

To schedule a teeth cleaning at Comprehensive Dental Group, call the office or book online today.