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Dental Cleaning Specialist

Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Professional dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that remain on your teeth despite good brushing and flossing habits. Cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy and your smile looking shiny and bright. The experts at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates in Midtown Manhattan, perform dental cleanings in addition to comprehensive exams, X-rays, and other preventive care services. Call the New York City office to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What are the benefits of a dental cleaning?

Regular brushing and flossing help prevent future dental issues. But at-home oral hygiene can’t remove stubborn build-up from food and drink that remains on your teeth. 

A professional dental cleaning removes the hard film that forms on your teeth called plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that cause your tooth enamel to decay. Regular cleanings also remove tartar, a hard substance that forms from plaque. 

What happens during a dental cleaning?

The dental team at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates, has extensive training and experience. They perform comfortable, thorough professional cleanings. 

Your cleaning begins with measurements of the space between your teeth and gums. This informs your dentist about your oral health. After these measurements, your provider uses dental tools to gently remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. They may also use an ultrasonic scaling tool to remove stubborn tartar deposits.

Next, they use a powerful, rotating electric toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste to polish your enamel, then floss your teeth, and finish up with a fluoride treatment if desired.

If you also have a dental checkup scheduled at the same visit, your dentist performs an oral exam following your dental cleaning.

How frequently should I have teeth cleaning?

The dentists at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates typically recommend a dental cleaning twice a year. Cleanings, along with regular checkups, X-rays, comprehensive oral exams, and good at-home oral hygiene, make up the foundation of preventive dental care. 

Preventive care doesn’t just reduce your chances of developing a cavity or another painful condition. It also keeps your teeth healthy and strong so you can bite, chew, and speak and enjoy a confident smile throughout your life.

Does my child need a dental cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends that your baby has their first dental visit no more than six months after their first tooth appears. Once your child becomes a toddler, they should have a checkup twice a year, including a dental cleaning.

Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates offers a full spectrum of pediatric dentistry services. Whether your child needs a preventive care visit, a filling, or another treatment, the entire practice dedicates itself to making your child’s dental experience comfortable, fun, and reassuring.

To schedule a dental cleaning for yourself or your child at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates, call the office today, or book an appointment online.