The American Dental Association strongly encourages patients of all ages to see their dentist for regular checkups and cleanings, but many people delay their visit until there’s a serious problem. Dentist Konstantin Rubinov, DMD, FICOI, and the team at Williamsburg Dental Arts on the northside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, make these routine visits stress-free so that you can maintain your oral health with ease. If you're in the New York City area and need a dental cleaning, make your appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
No matter how well you brush and floss at home, plaque and bacteria can still build up in tough-to-reach areas in your smile. When this hidden bacteria is left on your teeth for too long, it can lead to decay.
With regular dental cleanings, Dr. Rubinov eradicates the plaque and bacteria that you miss with your at-home care, leaving you with teeth that feel polished, refreshed, and resist the accumulation of further plaque.
Regular dental cleanings also allow Dr. Rubinov to identify developing problems like gum disease and cavities before they become serious.
When you come in for a dental cleaning at Williamsburg Dental Arts, the team of dental experts gently scrape your teeth above and below the gumline with a dental instrument. They might also use an ultrasonic vibrating device to free up particularly hard plaque and tartar. They finish your cleaning by flossing and polishing your teeth, giving you a fully refreshed smile.
After your cleaning, Dr. Rubinov assesses the health of your teeth, gums, mouth tissue, tongue, and jaw. If he notices that any problems are developing, he discusses treatment options with you. Many visits also include X-rays in addition to your cleaning and oral exam.
Most people need two checkups per year, but if you have a particular dental condition, like gum disease, you might need them more frequently. You can consult with Dr. Rubinov to determine how often you should be seen.
Most patients enjoy their dental cleanings. It can feel good to get a deep clean, and your teeth will be particularly polished and smooth afterward.
If it’s been a while since your last appointment or if you’re not taking good care of your teeth at home, your cleaning might be slightly less comfortable. A heavy buildup of plaque and tartar can make your teeth and gums more sensitive, which can make your cleaning a little more difficult.
Dr. Rubinov or a hygienist might accidentally touch the soft palate in the back of your throat during a cleaning or exam, which can trigger your gag reflex. If you have a particularly sensitive gag reflex, let Rubinov and his team know so that they can exercise additional care to avoid triggering it.
Dr. Rubinov and his team are committed to giving you the most comfortable experience possible, so you should also feel free to discuss any concerns you might have about your pain or discomfort. They’ll do their best to address them so that you can have a smile that’s both brilliant and healthy.
Book your next dental cleaning today by calling Williamsburg Dental Arts or scheduling an appointment online.