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Dental Cleanings Specialist

Adirondack Dental Group

Dentists located in Clifton Park, NY

Poor oral hygiene is associated with dental conditions such as cavities and gum disease, but it can also lead to overall medical issues including bone loss, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Frequent dental cleanings are designed to keep your dental health on track and prevent further health concerns. Laurie Singh, DDS, and Andy Singh, DDS, are experienced dentists at Adirondack Dental Group in Clifton Park, New York, who understand the importance of dental cleanings for their patients. To schedule a dental cleaning at the practice, call today.

Dental Cleanings Q & A

What are the benefits of dental cleanings?

Oral hygiene practices are associated with both your dental and physical health. Poor oral hygiene has the potential to cause conditions such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Bone loss
  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth decay

Fortunately, the risk of developing these conditions is minimized with regular dental cleanings. Regular dental cleanings are considered preventive measures and are typically covered fully by dental insurance. The various benefits of regular dental cleanings include:

  • Removal of stains and discoloration
  • Gum disease prevention
  • Early detection of oral cancer
  • Reduced chances of heart attack and stroke
  • Detection of broken fillings or fractures
  • Minimizing the need for more complex dental procedures

Adirondack Dental Group understands that patients have varied dental health needs that are affected by factors such as lifestyle, existing restorations, and pre-existing conditions. Therefore, the team discusses your personal benefits associated with regular dental cleanings during your initial office consultation. 

What can I expect at dental cleanings?

Professional dental cleanings at Adirondack Dental Group are performed by registered dental hygienists. The cleanings are typically painless and easy. Components include:

  • General dental exam
  • Removal of plaque and tartar
  • Cleaning using a gritty toothpaste
  • Expert flossing
  • Rinsing
  • Fluoride treatment

The hygienist performs general dental exams during your cleaning, but if they determine that you need a more comprehensive dental exam, they notify a dentist. The comprehensive dental exams are performed by Dr. Laurie Singh and Dr. Andy Singh. These exams include:

  • Diagnostic X-rays 
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of existing restorations

The team at Adirondack Dental Group provides informed professional oral care. The dental exams are designed to diagnose, treat, and prevent dental health conditions that can potentially be harmful to your overall health. 

How often should I have dental cleanings?

Dental cleaning appointments are traditionally scheduled twice a year for individuals with good oral hygiene. However, individuals with more complex dental needs might need 2-4 dental cleanings annually.

The team at Adirondack Dental Group informs you during your cleaning if a more comprehensive dental exam is needed. Depending on your individual oral health needs, the cleanings do not always include components such as X-rays. 

To learn more about dental cleanings and to schedule an initial consultation at Adirondack Dental Group, call the office today.