Dental Cleaning An Overview
A professional dental cleaning is the key part of your routine dental visit to Bella Smiles in Riverhead or Roslyn, NY. Following ADA guidelines, Dr. Lotardo recommends that patients come in for a routine preventive care visit at least twice a year. If you have persistent periodontal disease or complex dental concerns, we may recommend additional visits in order to maintain optimal dental health.
A dental cleaning is a procedure where your dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar that has built up on surfaces of the teeth or along the gum line. Although your daily tooth brushing and flossing is an important part of maintaining good dental health, there are often areas that are difficult to reach, see or clean effectively with at home care. If this plaque and tartar is not removed, you risk getting gum disease. Using the latest dental tools and products, our team takes the time to perform a thorough cleaning to remove harmful bacteria that can degrade your dental health over time. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.
In addition, routine visits provide the opportunity for us to spot developing dental problems in the early stage, when conservative treatment options can still be effective. Dr. Lotardo screens for cavities, periodontal disease, and oral cancer during your comprehensive dental exam. Dr. Lotardo also offers pediatric dentistry to monitor the development of teeth in younger patients and possible dental concerns in adult patients. Routine visits often prevent the sudden onset of dental concerns that can affect your daily life.
We believe in education our patients on how to care for their teeth and gums in between regular teeth cleanings. Your dental hygienist will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing technique to minimize plaque and tartar build up between preventive care visits.