What’s Involved in a Dental Cleaning?
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
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 who is 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 by sealing them to prevent further damage and protect them.
Dr. Lazare is also the President and Founder of the Lazare Institute for Biomimetics and Smile Design.
Book a Professional Tooth Cleaning with Us
Maintenance and prevention are the first steps towards enjoying a beautiful, healthy smile — take action today in preserving your smile.
Contact the office at (332) 334-8290 to book an appointment for a New York City dental exam and teeth cleaning.