Cleanings Specialist

Madison Square Dentistry

General Dentists located in Flatiron, New York, NY

Even if your at-home oral hygiene is top-notch, regular dental cleanings remove stubborn plaque from areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Dr. Lawrence Wang and his medical team at Madison Square Dentistry, located in Manhattan in New York City, provide state-of-the-art cleanings that significantly lower gum disease risks. Call Dr. Wang to book an appointment, or schedule one online.

Cleanings Q & A

What happens during dental cleanings?

During professional teeth cleanings, a dental hygienist at Madison Square Dentistry goes over your medical history, takes X-rays if needed, and deep cleans your teeth using a variety of dental instruments. Dr. Wang checks your mouth for cavities, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer.

How often should I see a dentist for cleanings?

Dr. Wang and his team determine how often you should come in for professional cleanings, as there are no one-size-fits-all answers. For many patients, coming in two times each year is sufficient, but more frequent cleanings are necessary for others.

How long will my dental cleaning take?

A professional cleaning at Madison Square Dentistry may take 30-60 minutes. It depends on the condition of your teeth when you come in, how much plaque or staining you have, and whether you’re due for X-rays and a dental exam.

What are some signs that I should schedule a visit?

Call Dr. Wang if you experience signs of a cavity or gum disease, even if it’s not time for your scheduled cleaning. Symptoms of a cavity include:

  • A toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Visible holes or pits in your teeth
  • Tooth staining (black, brown, or white stains)

When plaque buildup persists and bacteria growth in your mouth increases, gum disease can develop. Symptoms of gum disease are:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Receding gums

If you experience symptoms of cavities or gum disease, Dr. Wang and his staff treat these conditions before they turn serious.

How can I keep my mouth healthy between visits?

In between professional cleanings, it’s important to take care of your smile at home. Use the following oral health tips to prevent cavities and gum disease:

  • Brush twice a day for two minutes each time
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste when you brush
  • Floss daily
  • Avoid sugary treats, especially sodas and sticky candies
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash each day

When you’re ready to prevent cavities and gum disease for a healthier, cleaner, whiter smile, call Dr. Wang to learn more or book an appointment online.