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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

CHW Cares

Medical Center & Comprehensive Dentistry located in Washington Heights, New York, NY

Regular brushing and flossing can only go so far in preventing dental diseases, even if you’ve perfected your techniques. As a major multi-specialty practice in Washington Heights, Manhattan, CHW Cares offers detailed teeth cleanings to New York City patients over 65.

Teeth cleaning Q & A

What is a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a routine service available at CHW Cares to help you maintain your oral health and enjoy a cleaner mouth. Professional teeth cleaning is much more in-depth than your typical brushing and flossing regimen at home, so you shouldn’t neglect to get the service even if you feel like you don’t need it. 

The Academy of General Dentistry, and most individual dentists, recommend getting a dental cleaning every six months. Visiting a dental professional for a cleaning twice a year improves your oral health and helps you identify early signs of gum disease or cavities. 

The team at CHW Cares also provides helpful oral hygiene advice for you to implement in your routine at home between visits.  

What should I expect during a teeth cleaning?

A standard tooth cleaning at CHW Cares starts with a physical examination of your teeth and gums. They use a small handheld mirror to view the backsides of your teeth and hard-to-reach gums. 

Once the cleaning process starts, you can expect:

  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Brushing and polishing with a gritty toothpaste
  • Flossing between all the gaps
  • A fluoride rinse
  • A fluoride gel or varnish application

To complete your cleaning appointment, the team offers tips to improve your oral hygiene brushing routine. 

What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleanings with CHW Cares provide short- and long-term benefits. They include:

  • Minimizing tooth staining
  • Avoiding tooth loss
  • Preventing cavities
  • Preventing gum disease
  • Identifying early signs of cavities
  • Identifying early signs of gum disease
  • Improving the smell of your breath
  • Saving money on future oral health treatments

Regular teeth cleanings improve more than just your oral health. Your oral and overall health go hand-in-hand, with growing evidence of links between gum disease and systemic conditions like cardiovascular disease. 

Professional dental cleanings typically take no more than an hour. 


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