Dental Cleanings Specialist

Glenmont Dental

Dentist located in Glenmont, NY

Dental cleanings help you avoid cavities and support the health of your natural teeth. Michael Conte, DDS, and the team at Glenmont Dental in Glenmont, New York, are highly trained to give you superior care. They offer dental cleanings to keep your oral health optimal. To schedule your cleaning, call the practice.

Dental Cleanings Q & A

What happens at dental cleanings?

At your dental cleaning at Glenmont Dental, your dentist or hygienist first checks for signs of gingivitis and other potential oral health issues before starting the procedure. Your dentist may also want to take X-rays if you’re scheduled for them.

Your cleaning begins with your dentist or hygienist removing plaque and tartar from your teeth that may have built up over time. Brushing and flossing regularly usually stop tartar from accumulating on your teeth. However, if you have it, your dentist or hygienist scrapes it off. 

Once all plaque and tartar are removed, your dentist or hygienist brushes your teeth with an electric toothbrush and a professional-grade, high-grit toothpaste to remove any remaining plaque and toothpaste. This step also leaves your teeth polished and shiny.

Your dentist or hygienist then flosses between your teeth to remove any remaining toothpaste or plaque that might still be in your teeth.

The last step is to rinse your mouth of any debris. Your mouth is left feeling and looking clean.

What happens after dental cleanings?

Once your dental cleaning is finished, Dr. Conte examines your teeth and gums to ensure that there aren’t any potential oral health issues. If X-rays are taken, he looks at them for a more in-depth analysis.

If he notices a problem, he discusses the next steps to take care of your condition. If he doesn’t have any concerns, you’re free to leave and don’t need to return for another six months for your next dental cleaning.

How can dental cleaning affect my overall health?

Your oral health is directly related to your overall health and wellness. Studies have found that regular dental cleanings can lower your risk of pneumonia due to reducing the number of bacteria to your lungs. 

Dental cleanings also cut down on risks of:

  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart disease

When you schedule regular dental cleanings and stay in conversation with Dr. Conte about your oral health, you increase your chances of staying in good overall health as well.

If you’d like to schedule a dental cleaning for you or your family, call the practice today.