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What are Dental Cleanings? West Nyack Dentist Explains

Routine dental cleanings are important to maintaining good dental hygiene and clean teeth. Professional deep cleaning by a hygienist can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a dental cleaning once every six months.

How Dental Cleaning is Done:
You can expect your dental cleaning to last between 30 minutes and an hour. Typically, a trained hygienist will do the cleaning, and a dentist may come in for an exam at the end. Most people find that dental cleanings are painless, and do not cause any discomfort.

There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is dental scaling, whereby the hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. This can be performed by hand or with electric scalers depending on the hygienists preference.Typically, the hygienist will also dig into the pockets of the gums 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.

How Much Do Dental Cleanings Cost?
Dental cleanings vary in cost depending on the severity of the problems encountered, however patients can help avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on by ensuring they get dental cleanings at least twice a year.  Kupchik Dental, serving West Nyack, New City, and the surrounding areas, offers affordable dental cleanings - call today for an estimate.

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