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The Best Teeth Cleaning in NYC

Our experienced and advanced staff will clean all the plaque and tartar in the hard to reach spots at an affordable price. Cleanings are not only necessary to get rid of built up plaque and tartar but are necessary as a preventative measure.

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Facts on Dental Cleaning in Midtown NYC

A routine dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a quick and easy procedure. First your hygienist will perform an oral exam. This includes a physical exam of the entire mouth, they will use a small mirror to check inside your mouth around your teeth and gums for any sign of gingivitis or other concerns. They will also measure your gums- if they are over 3mm in thickness it could be a sign of gum disease. Next, your dentist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth. During this process you may hear a scraping noise- this is not a cause for concern and is simply the way for dentists to remove tartar from your teeth. To avoid the scraping as much as possible, brush and floss your teeth more often to avoid tartar build up. Once built up debris is removed, your hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. This may make a grinding noise- this is just the sound of the gritty, deep cleaning. This toothbrush will gently scrub your teeth and remove any tartar or plaque left behind. Next, the hygienist will perform a deep flossing of your teeth- getting deep into the hard-to-reach trouble stops. You will be given a rinse with liquid fluoride to get rid of any debris that was scraped or brushed out. Lastly, the hygienist will apply a fluoride treatment. The fluoride acts as a protectant against cavities- this is painted or placed on your teeth in a mouth piece for around a minute. The cleaning process may also include other exams depending on what the hygienist observes in your mouth. Additionally, once a year a dental x-ray is recommended to make sure your teeth are healthy and strong. It is recommended that you get a dental cleaning twice a year. Regular cleanings can help prevent more serious oral problems from developing like gum or periodontal disease.

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A routine dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a quick and easy procedure. First your hygienist will perform an oral exam. This includes a physical exam of the entire mouth, they will use a small mirror to check inside your mouth around your teeth and gums for any sign of gingivitis or other concerns. They will also measure your gums- if they are over 3mm in thickness it could be a sign of gum disease. Next, your dentist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line and in between your teeth. During this process you may hear a scraping noise- this is not a cause for concern and is simply the way for dentists to remove tartar from your teeth. To avoid the scraping as much as possible, brush and floss your teeth more often to avoid tartar build up. Once built up debris is removed, your hygienist will brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. This may make a grinding noise- this is just the sound of the gritty, deep cleaning. This toothbrush will gently scrub your teeth and remove any tartar or plaque left behind. Next, the hygienist will perform a deep flossing of your teeth- getting deep into the hard-to-reach trouble stops. You will be given a rinse with liquid fluoride to get rid of any debris that was scraped or brushed out. Lastly, the hygienist will apply a fluoride treatment. The fluoride acts as a protectant against cavities- this is painted or placed on your teeth in a mouth piece for around a minute. The cleaning process may also include other exams depending on what the hygienist observes in your mouth. Additionally, once a year a dental x-ray is recommended to make sure your teeth are healthy and strong. It is recommended that you get a dental cleaning twice a year. Regular cleanings can help prevent more serious oral problems from developing like gum or periodontal disease.

 

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Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
An ultrasonic tooth cleaning uses an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler or cavitron to remove more tartar in less time and without all the metal scraping. This device uses ultrasonic vibrations to blast tartar or calculus off your teeth. The vibrations produce sound waves that break up any built up plaque or tartar. As the scaler works, water also flows into your mouth to keep the device from overheating to wash away any debris that is broken up. An ultrasonic dental cleaning may be right for you if you have a huge build up of tartar or if you have periodontal disease. An ultrasonic cleaning is a deep dental cleaning to get deep into the pockets and crevices of your teeth. This great new technology gives you a great dental deep cleaning at an affordable price.

The ultrasonic device cuts down on teeth cleaning time and gets deeper than traditional hand scaling cleaning. The device can also greatly help in cleaning built up calculus caused by the early stages of gum disease. For the optimal effect, our professionals combine ultrasonic and hand scaling to leave your teeth feeling and looking clean!

Periodontal cleaning
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when excessive bacteria builds up between the teeth and gums. The inflammation and infection of the gums leads to gum recession. Recession induces the creation of “pockets” or holes between the teeth and the gum line. Bacteria can build up here causing serious damage to the teeth, mouth tissue, and bone structures, and can even contribute to tooth loss. Moderate cases of periodontal disease can be cleaned by a special, deep teeth cleaning. This process includes scaling and root planing. During this process, the plaque and tartar that has built up deep in the tooth and root are carefully extracted and smoothed to make it more difficult for future bacteria to attach themselves. Your hygienist will monitor and irrigate these pockets with antiseptic medicine to reduce inflammation or infection.To release this bacteria, your dentist may use a hand-held scraper or ultrasonic device. In certain cases, an antibacterial gel or mouthwash might be recommended by your dentist to get rid of any lingering bacteria. Periodontal cleaning is an easy and effective way to stop gum recession in its tracks and treat moderate cases of gum disease.

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Here at JDental, our staff is well experienced and well trained. They are focused on your needs and what you are feeling. A dental cleaning procedure should not hurt! Here we gently remove built up plaque for a painless, deep cleaning of the teeth. Be open with your dentist about any pain or discomfort you may feel so they can know how to proceed and make the process more comfortable for you.
Some pain may be felt if you have inflammation in the gums, tooth decay, or any other complication that may cause increased sensitivity. The pain felt however should be more of a discomfort that a strong, sharp pain. If you are worried about feeling pain during the dental cleaning process, brushing and flossing your teeth more regularly can cut down on the amount of work your dentist has to do and serve for a faster and less painful procedure.

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No matter how well you brush your teeth plaque is left behind, over several months it hardens into plaque known as calculus or tartar which is impossible to remove without a professional cleaning- if left too long calculus can infect the gums and mouth. Regular dental cleanings are the most effective way to defend yourself against gum disease. If you leave the plaque to build up too long it will begin to infect the gum tissue causing it to recede from the teeth. This will cause small pockets to form between the teeth and gums- here dangerous bacteria can build up and infiltrate the deepest areas of the teeth If left untreated it can compromise the entire structure of the teeth and lead to bone and potential tooth loss. Having a dentist both check for signs of gum disease and thoroughly clean your teeth can prevent gum disease from developing and stop it from progressing if it has already developed. Gum disease can become serious and should not be ignored, if you are concerned you may have gum disease contact your dentist immediately; if you don’t have gum disease you must attend regular cleanings and attend to your oral hygiene to ensure that it doesn’t begin to develop.

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The average dental cleaning costs around $90 to $120 without insurance. Dental cleanings can cost more if there is excessive plaque or tartar build up or if you require your annual X-Ray. Most dental insurances partially or fully cover dental cleanings, talk to your insurance company for more details on coverage. No insurance? No problem, here at JDental we offer competitive prices to all patients!

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  • Top-Rated Technology

    We use cutting edge technologies and tools like Laser Bacterial Reduction, Laser Whitening, to deliver the best dental treatment you've experienced.

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    We provide an extensive range of emergency dental services, including extraction, fillings, root canals, and appropriate medication.

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Kim E.
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Dr. deSouza is the most detailed/clean dentist I’ve ever had. She gave me personalized instructions on how to take care of my teeth and had no problem answering my million and one questions. Highly recommend.
Karleen LeVille
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Dr. deSouza did an excellent job with my teeth cleaning. She was extremely gentle and thorough. Her friendly demeanor took away any anxiety I had going to a dentist. My smile is 1000% better which is important because I work in the entertainment industry. She is a dentist with a great personable energy.
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I’m so happy to have met Dr. deSouza. She is kind and compassionate about her care for her patients. I had a wonderful experience. She’s gentle, committed to the dental health of her patients and offers wide range of services. It was my first time at her dental office and I must say it was a great experience!! Best dentist ever!!
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Dr. deSouza is an artist! She cares deeply about her patients and her work. She knows that the best billboard is your smile and she takes pride in creating the best billboards in New York City. A few years ago she rebuilt a severely eroded tooth. I’ve since moved to Los Angeles and every dentist I see out here marvels at her work. 7 years and it’s still holding up with no pain or signs of erosion. And it looks great too! That’s art. Two things I miss about NYC. It’s energy and Jessica DeSouza DDS.
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Dr. Jessica deSouza has been practicing dentistry for 10 years. She attended Yale University and obtained a B.A in Economics. Dr. Jessica deSouza completed a Post Baccalaureate at Columbia University and obtained a DDS at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She also completed a General Practice Residency at Veteran’s Administration Brooklyn Hospital. She is a member of the American Dental Society and NYS Dental Association. She participates with Osseoinstitute Study Club, Bayside Periodontics Study Club, and Women to Women Dentists. Dr. Jessica deSouza also volunteers with God’s Love We Deliver, Jan Hus Urban Outreach Center and Dental Lifeline. 

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