Dental CleaningAn Overview
When we think of visiting the dentist, a dental cleaning is often what comes to mind. An integral part of routine dental care, a professional cleaning performed by one of our highly trained and knowledgeable dental hygienists will leave your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best.
Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our Roslyn dental office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease and tooth decay, helping you keep your teeth for your lifetime.
Why Visit the Dentist?
Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from tooth cavities. Three out of four adults are affected by gum disease at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques performed daily.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Routine visits with us keep your oral health on track, providing the opportunity for Dr. Sousa to spot developing concerns in the early stages. Our staff will also make personalized oral hygiene recommendations for your specific needs and at home care.