Teeth cleanings - Greenpoint


Teeth cleanings and dental exams go hand-in-hand, but are two distinct aspects of your appointment at the dental office.

At a dental exam, your dentist will examine any x-rays, screen for signs of oral cancer, evaluate your gums and bone for periodontal disease, check the surfaces of your teeth for decay, and ensure that any fillings, crowns, or other dental treatment you have is still functional.

Your professional dental cleaning involves the dental hygienist removing tartar, or calculus, which is hardened plaque that has attached to the tooth surface. Special dental instruments are used to eliminate this build-up. The hygienist will also remove plaque, which is the sticky, almost invisible film that can form on the teeth. Plaque is composed of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva—an unpleasant mixture that can inflame the gums and trigger the beginning of periodontal disease. Additionally, your teeth will be polished to a shine, removing any other stains and achieving a clean, white surface.

Exams and cleanings are both crucial to your oral health, and should be scheduled routinely for a healthy, bright smil



Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations that are beautiful and add strength to weakened teeth.


Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations that are beautiful and add strength to weakened teeth.

The importance of dental cleanings



We all know that good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean and shiny, but did you know that it’s also essential to your overall health? It’s true, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.

That’s why dentists recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely painful and takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Here we specialize in and frequently perform a variety of dental cleaning procedures, from scaling to whitening, so you can rest assured that yours will be performed by a skilled and experienced medical professional.


Your first visit at our office is very important in establishing your oral health baseline. We will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, an analysis of your occlusion (bite) and a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures and of the oral anatomy.



Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our dental hygiene program is designed to preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.