what is a dental cleaning?
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.
Dental Cleanings Reviews
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
"I had neglected my teeth for years and was in need of care. At the time I was working out of a midtown Manhattan office. One day I walked by the dental practice of Dr. Kasarsky (when he had a street level office). Something told me to give it a try so I went in and made an appointment and as they say, the rest is history. Because of my past neglect I required extensive teeth and gum work to get back to a healthy state. Mission accomplished. Throughout the years, the professionalism and skill of Dr. Kasarsky and his staff have been top notch. I no longer work in Manhattan but I still make the trek in whenever I need work or a cleaning. (Thank you Marissa.) Recently, I thought I had a painful dental issue but it was caused by a stretched muscle attached to the jaw. Quickly diagnosed and resolved by Dr. Kasarsky. I would not consider going anywhere else."- E. / Google / Dec 12, 2021
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team are the best in the business. I used to put off going to the dentist for two years at a time because I've always hated the experience until I went for a cleaning at Dr.Kasarsky's office. Now I'm going 4 times a year for a cleaning. Last Sunday, I unfortunately chipped my tooth late at night, and in a panic, I reached out to Dr. Kasarsky around 11 pm. Within minutes, he responded to me and set up an appointment for the following day. 24 hours after chipping my tooth, I was all back to normal. Not only was it fixed, but you couldn't even tell it had work done it on. The man is not only a great dentist; he is only an artist. If you're like me and have always hated the dentist, I recommend switching to Dr. Karsarky. And trust me, a recommendation for me is essentially a guarantee."- C.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky is personable, skilled, knowledgable and patient. The work is beautiful. It is as close to pain free dentistry as possible. Marissa, the hygienist, is a gem. The best cleaning ever. I enjoy them. The assistants and the front desk could not be nicer. They follow up (as does Dr. Kasarsky), take the time to know you and are super accommodating about scheduling changes. Office is attractive and super clean. Can't say enough good things."- G.I. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky and his staff are truly the best! I do not even live in NY anymore but still travel back every time I need dental work and cleanings because I doubt I'll find an office elsewhere as good as this one. Cannot recommend highly enough!"- S.D. / Google / Jun 22, 2023
What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleanings?
Regular dental cleanings are a simple and effective way to ensure your teeth are as healthy and bright as possible. They are typically administered twice a year as part of an overall oral health regimen that includes at-home care like brushing and flossing. Benefits of dental cleanings at Jason Kasarsky, DDS in New York, NY include:
- Healthier teeth
- A brighter smile
- Better breath
- Maximizing oral health
- Removing harmful bacteria from the gums
- Monitoring any dental issues that need to be addressed
- Eliminating plaque buildup with specialty tools
- Fluoride for strengthening teeth
- Is almost always covered by insurance
Am I a Candidate for a Dental Cleaning?
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests patients schedule professional dental cleanings two times each year. Babies should get a dental exam before they turn one and after that, Dr. Kasarsky will help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A cleaning can help you avoid cavities because plaque buildup, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the teeth. If you would like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your overall health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for your whole family at Jason Kasarsky, DDS.
what to expect during a dental cleaning
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.
how much does a dental cleaning 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.
dental Cleaning FAQs
How Often should i get a dental cleaning?
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.
do i need 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.
is there anything i need to do after a Cleaning?
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $275
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
call to schedule a cleaning for a happy, healthy smile
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.