Teeth Cleaning - Long Island City, NY

Dental Cleanings To Fight Gum Disease

Teeth cleanings twice a year they say, is that too often or is it not often enough? With a frequency like that, you're seeing your dentist more often than your primary care doctor.

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What is a teeth Cleaning?

A dental cleaning is the process of removing plaque and tartar from your teeth by a dentist or a dental hygienist. The procedure starts with an ultrasonic scaler that vibrates at 32,000 movements per second and our dentist in long island city, uses the Piezon technology for this. Next, it is followed by hand scaling to fine tune and remove any residual calculus build up that was missed. Finally, your teeth will get polished by a prophy cup with a fluoride prophy paste.

Is a dental Cleaning necessary?

A teeth cleaning is absolutely necessary for maintaining gum health and preventing gum disease. If plaque and tartar and left to sit around the teeth, the gums which are directly next to it will start to get irritated. The irritation will cause gum inflammation because the body recognizes the plaque as a foreign body. Once the gums start bleeding when you floss or brush, you will have arrived at the first stage of gum disease called gingivitis.

The definition of gingivitis is gum inflammation and in order to prevent that from happening, our long island city dentist recommends that you get your cleaning twice a year or every six months. If you don't, your teeth may hurt after a dental cleaning! As long as you follow this protocol, you don't have to worry about kissing with bleeding gums. What do you think about that?


Do you think it is safe to be kissing with bleeding gums? It is probably not very pleasant imagining tasting blood in the middle of an intimate session! So, yes dental cleanings are absolutely necessary not only for you but for your romantic partners as well! The cleanings are good for your teeth and your gums. Also, if you don't get it done twice a year, your gingivitis can progress to a more advanced stage called periodontitis, which would require an additional treatment known as a deep teeth cleaning.

How much does a teeth cleaning cost by a long island city dentist?

If you have dental insurance, what our LIC dental office have observed is that the vast majority of insurances will cover all dental preventative procedures at 100%. There are exceptions to the rule but for the most part, dental exams and dental cleanings all fall under the preventative category.

The insurances will typically cover at least two cleanings per year but we have seen some plans that will cover up to four per year. So, if you have insurance through your employer, you should definitely take advantage of utilizing this benefit since it does not cost you any additional money to see one of our long island city dentist.

So, what are you waiting for? You should schedule your cleaning appointment with one of our LIC dentist right away! Even if you do not have insurance, the cost of a teeth cleaning is actually dependent on the particular neighborhood that the dental office is located in. Most dental practices will price their fees similar to what everyone else is setting them at so the cost should be fairly similar.

If you are looking for a significantly difference in cost, then you should probably look about two neighborhoods over from long island city. such as deeper into queens like Forest HillsJackson Heights, or Flushing. That is simply how the pricing and cost for a dental cleaning works!