Professional teeth cleanings & checkups are a vital part of preventative dental health and are recommended bi-yearly by the American Dental Association. Marc Lazare, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., and his staff offer patients in-depth dental cleanings & routine checkups in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (NYC).
Dental Cleaning & Routine Check-Ups With Us
Teeth cleaning and checkups help stop dental problems before they start and are a vital part of preventative dental care. Dr. Lazare recommends that each patient schedules a tooth cleaning and checkup every six months.
A bi-yearly tooth cleaning and checkup is the best way to ensure a beautiful smile year-round. We use sophisticated tools to comfortably clear away plaque and bacteria that build on the teeth and gums and hide in tiny areas that can’t be reached at home, even with daily brushing and flossing.
Dr. Lazare completes a thorough oral exam and checks for tooth decay, cavities, oral cancer, gum disease, etc. Checkups allow Dr. Lazare to catch any dental issues early and take care of them with quick, easy, and conservative biomimetic tooth-preserving treatments.
Some preventive dental health tips patients should practice at home include:
- Brush twice a day and floss at least once daily.
- Enjoy a healthy, balanced diet.
- Avoid sugary and acid foods.
- Drink water in place of acidic and sugary juices.
- Tooth cleaning and checkup bi-yearly
Dr. Lazare uses biomimetic restoration and dental techniques to treat fractured, weak, and decayed teeth in a way that strengthens them and steals them from the invasion of bacteria. We use the latest dental technology and materials to preserve your teeth, just as nature intended.
Why Opt for Professional Teeth Cleaning?
Biyearly tooth cleanings and checkups provide healthy, clean teeth and encourage general good health. Routine tooth cleaning and checkups:
- Remove stains that discolor your teeth for a whiter, brighter smile
- Prevent gum disease that leads to early tooth loss
- Detect oral cancer in the early stages
- Prevent gum disease, which reduces the chance of heart attacks and strokes.
- Save patients money on dental expenses in the long run
- Dr. Lazare and the hygienist compare oral health to the previous visit
- Prevent and resolve bad breath
- Prevent decay and cavities
Who Can Benefit From Routine Dental Visits
Every child and adult can stand to benefit from bi-yearly dental cleanings and checkups. Routine dental checkups and cleanings are an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Tooth cleaning and a dental exam keep teeth healthy and prevent larger problems from developing. For example, plaque and tartar buildup on the tooth’s surface over time and increase the risk of developing gingivitis.
Cleanings help to eradicate bacteria and maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Lazare looks for the following issues during an oral exam:
Dr. Lazare offers virtual consultations for patients who cannot make it into the office via Zoom, Go To Meeting, or Facetime.
What’s Involved in a Dental Cleaning in NYC?
There are two parts involved in every tooth cleaning and dental checkup visit. The hygienist cleans and polishes the patient’s teeth, documents any medication changes, and discusses their oral hygiene. Dr. Lazare then performs an oral exam, reviews the x-rays, checks any concerns, and answers any questions the patient may have. When necessary, he recommends a treatment plan. Based on the patient’s goals, Dr. Lazare may recommend cosmetic options, etc.
Tooth brushing and flossing at home helps remove plaque. Still, only a professional cleaning by the dentist or hygienist can thoroughly clean the teeth and remove calculus or tartar that builds on the teeth between visits.
The hygienist or dentist polishes the teeth after cleaning them to remove plaque or stains on the surface.
Dr. Lazare may recommend dental sealants to protect the teeth from decay. When gum disease is determined, the doctor recommends additional cleanings and treatments. Ultrasonic scalers provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line.
X-rays may be taken during the checkup. Dr. Lazare considers the patient’s dental history, oral exam, and the risk of developing cavities to determine how often x-rays are needed.
Dr. Lazare will make recommendations for the next best steps if he sees problems during the examination. He is dedicated to preserving and restoring teeth using advanced biomimetic techniques, including direct composite veneers and full mouth rehabilitation.
Why Choose Dr. Lazare?
Dr. Marc Lazare, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., is an accomplished general, biomimetic, and cosmetic dentist in Upper Eastside Manhattan (NYC) dedicated to helping patients of all ages maintain excellent oral health. Dr. Lazare is also known as a “Dentist to the Stars” because of his distinguished clientele.
Dr. Lazare is an accomplished biomimetic dentist. As such, he focuses on preserving the patient’s natural teeth with less extreme methods and by sealing the teeth to prevent further damage and to protect them.
Dr. Lazare is also the President and Founder of the Lazare Institute for Biomimetics and Smile Design.
FAQs about Teeth Cleaning and Checkup
It would help if you had your teeth cleaned and had a checkup completed bi-yearly to prevent and detect any problems before they can become a crisis. Many people think they are saving money by avoiding the dentist, but it costs them much more in the long run.
Many dental problems do not have symptoms until they have reached advanced stages. For example, tooth decay is often silent until a cavity gets close to the nerve. The dentist can detect a cavity three to four years before the patient experiences symptoms. Early detection can help you prevent the need for a tooth extraction or a root canal treatment.
Millions of microscopic germs live off the food particles left on your teeth. The bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth can only be reached with floss. If you permit plaque and bacteria to remain between your teeth, it will harden into tartar. While plaque is removed when you brush and floss, tartar must be scraped off by the dentist.
Brushing and flossing will reduce the amount of decay-causing bacteria in your mouth. Dr. Lazare believes in preventing unnecessary drilling and tooth repairs, and prevention is the first step towards experiencing a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
One of the biggest concerns that patients have when visiting a traditional dental office for routine exams is the potential negative effects of radiation through x-rays. Dr. Lazare believes in giving patients the best care possible and minimizing unnecessary risks, so he uses digital x-ray technology. This digital technology provides various benefits and requires 90% less radiation when compared to traditional x-rays.
Book a Professional Tooth Cleaning in NYC with Us
Maintenance and prevention are the first steps towards enjoying a beautiful, healthy smile. Take action today in preserving your smile.
Contact the Upper East Side New York, NY office of Dr. Lazare at 212-861-2599.