Professional Teeth Cleaning
Even with good brushing and flossing habits, some amount of plaque will build up on your teeth over time. Only professional teeth cleaning at our Queens dental practice can remove this type of calculus from the teeth and prevent cavities from forming.
Our team of dental hygienists is trained to perform regular and deep cleanings of the teeth and gums. These simple procedures can optimize and maintain your oral health. We recommend that all of our patients come into our office at least twice each year to have a professional cleaning and wellness checkup with Dr. Clifford Degel or Dr. Carmen Every-Degel.
Practicing preventive dentistry allows us to identify and treat problems early on before they are allowed to proliferate. To learn more about how cleanings and other preventive treatments can protect your health, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
Maintaining Your Oral Health
Gum disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque and bacteria in the pockets that form between the teeth and gums. When plaque is allowed to build up in these pockets, it can cause tooth decay and damage to the connective tissues within the mouth. Left untreated, this condition will eventually lead to tooth loss. Only professional cleanings using specialized dental instruments can effectively remove this buildup.
Periodontal disease affects nearly half of the adults in the United States, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in people over the age of 30. Our hygienists pay especially close attention to the area at and below the gum line when they perform a cleaning for our patients. This allows our patients to maintain good gum health and address any problems when they first appear.
Protecting Your Overall Health
Numerous studies have shed light on the link between your oral health and your overall health. Research shows that patients who suffer from periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease than those who are in good oral health. There is also evidence to suggest that diabetic patients who have periodontal disease have a much harder time controlling their blood sugar than those who have healthy gums. Having your teeth cleaned regularly by one of our professional dental hygienists can help protect you against developing these serious conditions or from suffering further complications of the disease.
Saving You Money
Most dental insurance plans include regular cleanings and checkups as part of your preventive care, and involve little to no co-payment. By taking advantage of these benefits, you can also save money in the long run by addressing problems before they can develop further. By receiving regular cleanings, you will reduce or eliminate the risk of requiring more expensive procedures in the future.
Schedule Your Next Cleaning
In addition to improving your oral and general health, professional cleanings can also brighten your smile and freshen your breath. If you would like to make an appointment for yourself or a family member to undergo a cleaning and checkup, please contact our office today.