Teeth Cleaning and Periodontal Treatment in NYC

Why do I need professional teeth cleaning?

You should have your teeth cleaned at least twice per year to keep them in top shape. Cleaning helps remove food particles and plaque that can lead to tooth decay, bad breath (halitosis), gum disease or an unhealthy smile. Periodic professional teeth cleaning is important to prevent gum diseases (periodontitis).

What happens during teeth cleaning?

Dr. Shi will examine your teeth and gums before they start cleaning to make sure you don't have any cavities or gum disease. If needed, X-rays and digital scan of your teeth will be done to help dentist provide the most comprehensive oral and teeth examinations.
One of the doctors or a hygienist will clean your teeth with a special tool and polish them off using an electric toothbrush. He or she will also floss between your teeth and use pressured water as a power wash so there is no trace left behind.

How frequently do I need teeth cleaning?

In most cases, doctors recommend teeth cleaning once every 6 months. However, those with gum disease, smokers, cancer patients, dry-mouth patients and diabetic patients may require more frequent cleanings.

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What is deep cleaning?

You may need a deep teeth cleaning if you wait too long to schedule your regular cleanings. This procedure removes plaque and tartar that have migrated below the gum line causing chronic gum inflammation and bone loss. The bacteria below the gum line produce massive toxins that can circulate to other organs of the human body impacting your general health negatively. Deep cleaning often requires local anesthesia, and may require multiple visits to complete. Deep cleaning provide patients new start of healthy condition. Enhanced oral hygiene routine must be followed to make treatment meaningful. After deep cleaning, patients have to return for professional cleaning once every three months to reduce the chances of worsening gum diseases. For more advanced gum diseases, Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR), gum surgery, and bone graft procedures may be recommended.

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)

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Gum Surgery & Periodontal Regeneration

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