Dental Cleanings in Manhattan, NY

What is a Dental Cleaning?

In order to maintain optimal dental health, general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Victoria Veytsman, highly recommends that every patient schedule a professional cleaning every 6 months or as needed. Professional dental cleanings help to remove more tartar and decay from the teeth than regular brushing, which helps to prevent infections, cavities, and tooth decay. By undergoing routine dental cleanings at her office in Midtown Manhattan, Dr. Veytsman's patients can ensure that their teeth are healthy and strong. A professional dental cleaning and polishing keeps the teeth whiter for a more brilliant smile.

What are the benefits of dental cleanings?

At our practice in Manhattan, NY, we prioritize the oral health and satisfaction of our patients. Those who prioritize regular dental cleanings experience a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Cleaner, brighter smiles
  • Routine, established relationships with our practitioners
  • Preventive care that catches disease before it happens or in its earliest stages
  • Ability to be seen at a moment's notice rather than wait weeks or months for a spot to open up
  • Reduced risk of dental emergencies and associated discomfort
  • Enhanced overall health through proactive oral hygiene management

Who Is A Candidate For Dental Cleanings?

Anyone with teeth! The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients schedule a professional cleaning two times each year. A cleaning may prevent cavities because plaque buildup, the leading cause of tooth decay, is removed. A dental cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your enamel. If you’d like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, schedule a cleaning at our Manhattan, NY office.

What to Expect during a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings usually start with an examination of the patient’s teeth. During the examination, Dr. Veytsman will look for any signs of damage, cavities, or decay. The patient’s teeth are cleaned to remove any plaque and tartar buildup, followed by a deep clean and polish with professional dental tools. Patient will have the opportunity to discuss the health status of their teeth with Dr. Veytsman, as well as discuss home dental health suggestions.

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I love Dr. Veytsman and her team! Had the BEST teeth whitening session the other days and my smile is gleaming!!! She's the best in her field when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and I can't wait to work with her on my smile makeover for my wedding!!

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I love Dr. Veytsman and her team! Had the BEST teeth whitening session the other days and my smile is gleaming!!! She's the best in her field when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and I can't wait to work with her on my smile makeover for my wedding!!

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I love Dr. Veytsman and her team! Had the BEST teeth whitening session the other days and my smile is gleaming!!! She's the best in her field when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and I can't wait to work with her on my smile makeover for my wedding!!

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I love every visit! Keeping ya dental hygiene up never felt so effortless. I use to dread dental visits. Not no mo thanks to you Dr. V!

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What Happens After a Dental Cleaning?

After receiving cleaning services at Dr. Veytsman's Manhattan office, patients should maintain optimal oral hygiene using the recommendations provided by the dentist during their treatment. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day, use mouthwash, and floss. If given special instructions or items to use by our office, such as specific mouthwash or toothpaste, patients should follow the directions given and schedule an appointment for follow-up.

How Much Does a Dental Cleaning Cost?

Considered a form of preventative health care, most insurance companies cover some, if not all, of the cost of a routine cleaning. Our office will check with the patient’s insurance policy before sending a bill to the patient of any remaining payment due. The overall cost for a cleaning varies based on the condition of the patient’s teeth.

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Schedule your dental cleaning today! Dr. Veytsman's top priority is ensuring that each patient has a healthy smile they can be proud of and can show off. Call our front office to schedule your dental cleaning. Dr. Veytsman and her friendly staff look forward to seeing you in our chair soon!

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

Plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth, even with regular brushing and flossing. That's why Dr. Veytsman recommends that you have regular dental cleanings at least twice a year. Dental cleanings help in the early detection of issues like cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems, allowing for timely treatment. However, those with a higher risk of dental disease or conditions like periodontal (gum) disease may need to see their dentist more often. It's best to follow the personalized advice of your dentist, as they can provide guidance based on your specific oral health situation.

Does a dental cleaning hurt?

No, it doesn't. Most patients don't find dental cleanings uncomfortable at all. However, people who have sensitive teeth or gums may find the procedure a little uncomfortable. If there's a significant amount of tartar buildup, tartar removal might cause some discomfort, especially if it's below the gum line. Anxiety can heighten sensations and make the cleaning process feel more uncomfortable than it actually is. Dentists and hygienists are skilled at making the process as comfortable as possible. They use specialized tools to gently remove plaque and tartar and can apply topical numbing agents to help minimize discomfort.

How long does a dental cleaning usually take?

How long your dental cleaning takes depends mostly on how much plaque and tartar you have on your teeth. Most typical dental cleanings can take about 45 minutes to an hour. If it's been a long time since your last dental visit, or if you have significant tartar buildup or require more extensive cleaning due to gum disease, the appointment could take longer, possibly up to 90 minutes or more. Additionally, if your appointment includes other procedures such as dental x-rays or a more thorough examination by the dentist, this can also extend the time you spend in the dental office.

Are dental cleanings bad for your teeth?

Not at all. The enamel of your teeth is extremely durable and strong, and a dental cleaning is actually the best way to protect your teeth from tooth decay and keep them looking bright and beautiful. Cleaning polishes your teeth, removes stains, and makes your teeth look brighter and feel smoother. This treatment helps keep your gums healthy, reducing the risk of periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. By removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria, regular cleanings also can help combat halitosis (bad breath).

Can dental cleanings prevent gum disease?

Yes, dental cleanings play a crucial role in preventing gum disease by removing plaque and tartar, which are the main causes of gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced gum disease). Regular cleanings help keep the gums healthy and reduce the risk of inflammation, infection, and gum recession associated with untreated gum disease. For patients who have been treated for gum disease, regular cleanings (sometimes on a more frequent schedule) are essential to prevent the disease from recurring.

Are dental cleanings covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover preventive services such as dental cleanings as part of routine care. However, coverage may vary depending on the specific plan. It's important to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage. If you’re at high risk for dental diseases, some insurance plans may cover additional cleanings or treatments beyond the standard preventive care. To understand the specifics of what your dental insurance covers, it’s best to review your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider directly.

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