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Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis) – Manhattan, New York, White Plains, NY

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Overview

The first line of defense against cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues is a professional dental cleaning by Manhattan cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jason Kasarsky and his staff, every six months. After a cleaning, also known as a prophylaxis, the teeth feel smooth and healthy. Dental cleanings help patients be proactive rather than reactive with their dental care, and many dental problems can be caught and treated before they grow into a larger issue. A dental cleaning also helps erase some of the stains on the enamel for a brighter, whiter smile.

Treatment

A dental cleaning is usually done after a dental exam, which checks for any signs of decay, cavities, or other dental problems. During the dental cleaning, the hygienist removes any tartar or plaque buildup from the teeth with professional instruments. Then, the teeth are cleaned and polished the teeth to remove stains and brighten the enamel. A dental cleaning is usually performed without anesthesia, but patients with concerns like a strong gag reflex or anxieties, may talk to their dentist about adding a form of sedation.

Estimate of Cost

Dental cleanings usually cost $100 - $200, but most dental insurance plans cover most or all of the patient’s cost. Our office will confirm the patient’s coverage before sending a bill.

Cleaning FAQs

How Often?

Most patients should schedule a dental cleaning twice a year or about every 6 months. However, patients with excessive tartar and plaque buildup should talk to their dentist about more frequent cleanings.

Fluoride Treatments?

Some patients who are at higher risk for tooth decay may receive fluoride treatments as part of their dental cleaning. Fluoride treatments are a quick preventative measure that can help patients, especially young children, avoid future cavities.

Special Care After Cleanings?

After a dental cleaning, dentists recommended that patients abstain from eating or drinking for up to an hour. Following this, there are no special instructions, but patients should follow a healthy dental regimen of daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental exams and cleanings at the dentist. 

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Average Cost  
From $190
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes - 1 Hour
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Clean and Healthy

Regular dental cleanings will help to prevent damage to the teeth and keep your smile beautiful. At his offices in Manhattan and White Plains, Dr. Jason Kasarsky helps his patients improve the health and look of their smile by educating patients on their best oral hygiene practices and how to prevent further damage.

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