Cleanings & Prevention
Manhattan Dental Cleanings & Exams
At home, preventive care comes down to brushing and flossing twice a day. While these are good, proven practices, they cannot sustain your oral health indefinitely.
There are many factors to maintaining a happy, healthy smile. Good brushing and flossing habits are a great start, but there are several other methods of oral care that promote lasting health.
Dr. Joseph LoPinto offers cleanings and preventive care to the community of Midtown Manhattan for smiles that last a lifetime.
At the offices of Dr. Joseph LoPinto, DDS, our experienced and compassionate team help people every day to achieve their goal of a beautiful smile.
Our talented hygienist will take you through the cleaning process. Using state-of-the-art instruments, the hygienist gently removes the built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth and gum line. During the process, they also make note of any concerns they see and pass them onto the doctor.
Before we begin your cleaning, we take x-rays of your mouth to get a closer look at any potential issues that may not be immediately apparent upon visual inspection. This usually reveals cavities and decay that have formed beneath the surface of the tooth.
Between these x-rays and a thorough exam, Dr. LoPinto identifies any potential problems and discusses them with you. This way, we can develop a strategy for your unique needs, and keep your teeth healthy and clean.
How To Properly Care For Your Teeth At Home
Oral health care starts at home. The average daily routine should consist of three important steps:
Brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice daily, cleans debris and plaque from the surface of your teeth. An electric toothbrush is best for this, as it removes more plaque than ordinary brushes while simultaneously stimulating the gums.
Next is flossing, an oft-neglected yet crucial step. Dental floss is able to reach the contours and crevices that a toothbrush cannot, removing the buildup of food particles and plaque that form between the teeth.
Finally, rinsing with mouthwash neutralizes the acids and bacteria that cause plaque and tartar. A fluoride mouthwash does this while also strengthening your enamel at the molecular level, protecting your teeth from cavities.
Find Out More About How to Make Your Smile Last
Dr. Joseph F. LoPinto, DDS proudly helps the community of Midtown Manhattan maintain radiant smiles. If you would like to learn more about preventive care techniques and visit our practice for a cleaning and exam, don't hesitate to contact us today.