What is teeth cleaning?

A dental cleaning is one of the most basic yet essential dental treatments we provide at Westchester Family Dentistry. A teeth cleaning involves thoroughly cleaning each tooth, removing any plaque and dental calculus (hardened plaque) that have accumulated on your teeth. When not removed, plaque and calculus can cause tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. In addition to removing plaque and calculus, we floss and polish your teeth to give them a healthy, bright shine. A teeth cleaning in Yonkers, New York, can usually be completed in less than one hour at our office.

Do I need to go to the dentist?

We encourage you to visit our dental practice for a dental cleaning at least twice a year. Routine dental cleanings help to lower your risk for developing decay, periodontal disease, and other damaging conditions. This also gives Drs. Stan and Amy Shih an opportunity to examine your smile and assess your oral health. If we detect any dental problems, we will recommend the treatment you need to return your smile to good health. If it has been more than six months since you last went to the dentist, we invite you to contact us today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile healthy and happy!