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Exams, Cleanings & Preventative Care

Do you love getting your teeth cleaned? Some people might, and we’re so pleased for them, but answers to this question tend to fall more in the “Meh” to “Nope” range. What if your dentist’s office felt more like a spa, and getting your teeth cleaned felt like a respite from your busy day? 

That is exactly what we set out to provide to our patients at NYC Dental Lounge in Midtown Manhattan. We provide exceptional and experienced dental care through personalized attention, thorough exams, expert cleanings, and comprehensive dentistry, all in a setting that feels more like a spa than a dental practice. 

Dr. JoAnna Pufnock, a dentist with a background as a hygienist, is passionate about prevention. Her skillful attention to your teeth and gum health, combined with the tranquil and soothing atmosphere at NYC Dental Lounge, will make each visit a pleasant self-care experience. We prioritize your comfort and relaxation right alongside your oral health.


The Importance of Exams and Teeth Cleanings

The foundation of a healthy smile lies in maintaining regular dental cleanings and exams. They play a crucial role in your preventative dental care routine and help to prevent inflammation, decay, and the development of diseases like gingivitis. Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. Beyond just keeping your teeth clean and bright, these routine appointments play a crucial role in preventing dental problems before they start. By removing plaque and tartar buildup and catching issues early, we can help you avoid more extensive and costly treatments down the road.

Early Decay Detection

Consistent exams provide the opportunity to identify small cavities early on, making them easier and less expensive to treat than more extensive restorative procedures.

Protecting Against Cardiac Events

When oral plaque builds up, it can infiltrate the bloodstream and escalate the risk of heart attack or stroke. Regular cleanings, however, prevent plaque buildup and reduce your dental risk factor
for cardiac events.

Safeguarding Against Gum Disease

Regular cleanings help prevent gum disease by removing tartar buildup. However, it’s worth noting that many Americans do develop some form of gum disease. In such cases, your regular exams and cleanings will help you manage it. With a deep cleaning, along with regular dental supervision and diligent home hygiene, gum disease can be minimized or even reversed.

Promoting Excellent Hygiene

Professional dental cleanings can help prevent chronic bad breath. If you do experience persistent bad breath, an exam will identify the cause, which can be addressed with appropriate cleaning or treatment.

Identifying TMJ Concerns

Many people with TMJ are unaware of their condition. Teeth grinding or jaw clenching during sleep can go unnoticed, while persistent headaches and neck tension may be unexplained. Your regular dental exam can help uncover and treat these issues.

What to Expect During a Dental Exam

A dental exam with Dr. JoAnna Pufnock transcends the ordinary. Her goal is to make routine dental care a rejuvenating and enjoyable experience. When you come to Dr. Pufnock for an exam, she’ll start by obtaining a full set of digital x-rays using a small, unintrusive chairside camera. This will allow her to see exactly what’s going on with your teeth, gums, and jaw without discomfort. Once your x-rays are done, Dr. Pufnock will perform a comprehensive exam tailored to your individual needs, including: 

  • Reviewing your oral history
  • Assessing your x-rays
  • Conducting a visual examination of your teeth, gums, lips, and jaw
  • Performing a comprehensive oral cancer screening
  • Discussing findings related to occlusion, bite, and any necessary restorative work
  • Addressing your concerns and goals
  • Creating a treatment plan with priorities and phases as needed

Dental Cleanings and Exams Near Me in NYC

At nyc Dental Lounge in Midtown Manhattan, our mission is to
transform your dental cleaning and exam experience into something you look forward to. Contact us today to enjoy exceptional dental care in a serene and upscale environment.

What Is Teeth Cleaning?

It’s tempting to take for granted that everyone knows just what happens during a dental cleaning, but you can’t see us working inside your mouth! So, here’s what to expect during a dental cleaning:

We start by using a mirror and a hand tool called a scaler to
remove plaque and tartar. For a deep clean, we may focus on areas below the gum line and smooth the roots to discourage future bacteria buildup.

The next step is to use an electric interdental cleaner and a specialized toothpaste to thoroughly clean, rinse and polish your teeth.

After brushing, we’ll floss your teeth to remove any residual
plaque or tartar from scaling.

We’ll finish with a fluoride varnish to strengthen and protect your teeth. This helps prevent cavities, reduces tooth sensitivity, and promotes good overall oral health.

At the end of your exam, Dr. Pufnock will collaborate with you to create a personalized oral care plan, equipping you with the tools you need to maintain a healthy and radiant smile. While a professional cleaning and exam are typically recommended twice a year, we will inform you if your circumstances require anything different or additional.

At NYC Dental Lounge, we tailor our care to meet your needs while making each appointment a relaxing experience.

Benefits of Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health and overall well-being. At NYC Dental Lounge, we prioritize preventive care to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Here are some of the key benefits of scheduling routine dental care:

Improved Oral Health

Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. By eliminating these harmful substances, we reduce your risk of developing gum disease, cavities, and other oral health problems. With regular cleanings, you can enjoy a healthier mouth and a lower likelihood of needing extensive dental work in the future.

Enhanced Confidence

A bright, healthy smile can do wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. When your teeth are free from stains, plaque, and tartar, you’ll feel more confident in your appearance and interactions with others. Whether you’re attending a social event or giving a presentation at work, a clean, attractive smile can make a lasting impression.

Prevention of Dental Issues

Early detection is key to preventing dental problems from worsening over time. During your dental cleaning, our skilled teeth whitening experts will carefully examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, inflammation, or other issues. By identifying and addressing potential problems early on, we can help you avoid more extensive and costly dental treatments down the road.

Fresher Breath

Persistent bad breath can be embarrassing and impact your social interactions. Dental cleanings help eliminate bacteria and food particles that contribute to halitosis, leaving your breath noticeably fresher and more pleasant. With regular cleanings, you can enjoy renewed confidence in your oral hygiene and breath freshness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend scheduling a dental cleaning every six months to maintain optimal oral health. However, the frequency of cleanings may vary based on individual factors such as your oral hygiene habits, medical history, and susceptibility to dental issues. During your visit, our dental team will assess your needs and provide personalized recommendations for scheduling future cleanings.

Dental cleanings are typically not painful, especially when performed by our skilled and experienced hygienists at NYC Dental Lounge. We prioritize your comfort and use gentle techniques to ensure a positive experience during your cleaning. If you experience any discomfort or anxiety during your visit, please don’t hesitate to communicate with our team so we can address your concerns and make adjustments as needed.

Many dental insurance plans cover preventive services such as dental cleanings. However, coverage may vary depending on your specific insurance policy. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to verify your insurance benefits and maximize your coverage for dental cleanings and other services. We also offer flexible payment options for uninsured or out-of-network patients to ensure that everyone can access quality dental care.

The duration of a dental cleaning appointment can vary depending on individual factors such as the extent of plaque and tartar buildup, the condition of your oral health, and any additional treatments or procedures required. On average, a routine dental cleaning appointment at NYC Dental Lounge typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes. During this time, our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, conduct a comprehensive oral examination, and provide personalized recommendations for maintaining your oral health between visits.

Yes, absolutely! At NYC Dental Lounge, we understand that many patients may experience sensitivity or discomfort during dental cleanings, especially if they have sensitive teeth or gums. Our compassionate dental team is trained to accommodate patients with special needs and concerns, including those with sensitive oral tissues. We’ll take extra care to ensure your comfort during your cleaning, and we can also provide recommendations for at-home care and products to help alleviate sensitivity between visits.

Contact Us

Ready to schedule your dental cleaning appointment or dental exams at NYC Dental Lounge? Our friendly team is here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about our services, need assistance with insurance verification, or simply want to book your next cleaning, we’re here to help.