The most common procedure performed, a dental cleaning, serves as the forefront to optimal oral health. At our practice, you can expect a dental cleaning that is not only thorough, but also professional.


Professional Dental Cleaning

All dental cleaning procedures are performed personally by Dr. Center. Two basic procedures make up a dental cleaning.

    Calculus control
    Dr. Center will use specific tools, including ultrasonic and hand instruments that are designed to remove any calculus, or tartar, that has accumulated on your teeth. Tartar resides above and just below your gum line and must be removed in order to prevent tooth decay and have healthy gums.

    Polishing
    After any calculus has been removed, Dr. Center will use a polishing substance that further removes plaque, while also removing minor surface stains for a completely fresh look. The polishing substance is flavorful so that children can enjoy it.

It is very hard to achieve excellent teeth without visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental cleaning. This is because traditional brushing methods are unable to remove tartar, though plaque prevention is still possible.

What does the ADA recommend?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit a dentist twice every year. Most insurance will cover two visits as a result of this recommendation. If you are unsure, then please contact your dental insurance provider and they will clear up any confusion.

Give Us A Call

If you want to learn more about the dental cleaning procedure or if you have any other questions or concerns, then please call our office at (516) 764-0879 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.