Dental Cleaning

Evan Cohen DDS, PC

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

When you allow plaque to build up on your teeth, you’re at risk for gum disease. The skilled team in the office of Evan Cohen, DDS, offers a range of preventive and teeth cleaning services for the men, women, and children in and around Midtown Manhattan, New York. To schedule your appointment, call now or book your appointment online.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

Evan Cohen DDS, PC

Why is it so important to get a dental cleaning?

Regular professional teeth cleaning is an essential part of good oral hygiene. Periodontal (gum) disease begins with inflammation of your gums. This disease can progress into an infection and damage your bones, leading to the loss of your teeth.

Diligently caring for your teeth at home by flossing and brushing regularly and seeing a dental hygienist twice each year are the best ways to keep bacteria and plaque from building up and causing problems.

What can I expect during a dental cleaning?

Knowing what happens when you come in for your cleanings every six months helps you understand the importance of the process and the role your hygienist plays in the detection and prevention of disease. This appointment only requires about one hour of your time.

At your next cleaning, you can expect:

  • A thorough evaluation of your mouth and gums to check for plaque and cavities
  • Measurements of the pockets that house your teeth to determine your risk for gum disease
  • Digital X-rays to check your bite and look for signs of decay
  • Removal of tartar and plaque to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Power polishing to deep clean your teeth
  • A fluoride treatment to prevent decay

Who can get gum disease?

Adults and children can develop gum disease at any time if plaque and tartar accumulate. Risk factors for periodontitis include:

  • Illnesses like diabetes or AIDS
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • A nutrient-poor diet
  • Obesity
  • Teeth grinding
  • Some medications

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Any of the symptoms of gum disease are cause for concern. Come to Dr. Cohen’s office in Midtown Manhattan for a comprehensive exam if you have any of these common signs of periodontal disease:

  • Red, puffy gums
  • Bleeding when you floss
  • Receding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pain when you eat
  • Pus pockets

Does a professional cleaning hurt?

The team at the office of Evan Cohen, DDS is passionate about providing gentle care and understands you may be nervous about having your teeth cleaned.

If you have sensitive teeth or are anxious about the process, your hygienist ensures you’re entirely comfortable before the cleaning begins. You have the options of having your gums and teeth numbed and using nitrous oxide to relax.

Book your professional cleaning today or make your appointment online using the button below.

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