Cleanings & Prevention

Dental Cleaning & Preventive Care in Jackson Heights

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At the practice of Arelys Santana, DDS, your long-term oral health is our priority. We take pride in providing cleanings and preventive services that keep your smile healthy, beautiful, and bright. At our practice, you'll find a skilled and dedicated dental hygiene team led by Dr. Arelys Santana. With a wealth of experience and a passion for preventive care, Dr. Santana and her team work hard to protect and promote your overall oral well-being through life's twists and turns.

We take the time to understand your individual needs and concerns and closely monitor any areas of potential concern over time to maximize early detection of dental issues. Our commitment to staying current with best practices in dental prevention means that you can trust us to provide you with proven strategies for maintaining optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule your routine cleaning appointment and discover the difference our dedication to preventive dentistry can make!


What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is vital for maintaining optimal oral health. Our practice provides a comprehensive range of preventive offerings to safeguard your smile. Furthermore, our extensive experience in providing family dentistry empowers us to recognize various oral health issues across all ages.

Our dedicated team offers thorough dental exams, personalized cleaning schedules, and patient education on proper home care. With preventive care, our team aims to keep every aspect of your oral health in good condition by being proactive, rather than reactive. From dental sealants to protect young smiles and gum disease and oral cancer monitoring for adults and senior patients, our team has you covered.

What Does a Dental Cleaning Include?

Dental cleanings are a crucial part of preventive dental care. Our skilled dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque buildup that regular brushing and flossing can't eliminate. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and can lead to gum disease and other dental problems if not dealt with regularly. By getting regular dental cleanings, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing oral health issues.

Our Comprehensive Dental Exam Process

When you visit our practice for a dental cleaning, you can expect a thorough and personalized experience. Our process typically includes the following steps:

Oral Health Examination: We will conduct a comprehensive oral health examination. This may involve reviewing your dental history and taking digital x-rays to get a complete picture of your oral health. We also perform oral cancer screenings to detect any potential issues early.

Thorough Cleaning: Our skilled team will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, paying close attention to hard-to-reach areas. This cleaning helps to prevent gum disease and cavities. We may also apply sealants for younger patients to help them protect their teeth against decay.

Periodontal Charting: To monitor the health of your gums, we use periodontal charting, a meticulous process that measures the space between your gums and teeth. Early detection of gum issues allows us to take proactive measures to maintain your gum health.

Bite and Smile Inspection: After your cleaning, our dentist will review notes from our hygienists and inspect your teeth and bite to identify any potential dental issues. If necessary, we will recommend appropriate treatments to restore and maintain your oral health.

An Emphasis on Patient Education

At our practice, we strongly believe in the power of patient education. We understand that well-informed patients are better equipped to make proactive decisions about their oral health. That's why we are committed to providing comprehensive education during every step of your dental journey.

Our dental team always takes the time to explain the importance of preventive measures, such as regular cleanings and proper oral hygiene practices. Our aim is ultimately to give you the knowledge and tools to maintain a healthy smile at home. Our dedication to education empowers you to take charge of your oral health and work with you to achieve long-lasting dental health.

Cleaning & Prevention FAQs

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We know entrusting a dental practice with keeping your oral health in top shape is a big choice. That's why our team prioritizes being available to answer questions and address your concerns. Some of the frequently asked questions we receive include:

What are the benefits of detecting dental issues early?
Early detection of dental issues through regular checkups offers the advantage of identifying problems at their initial stages, which enables timely intervention and prevention of more serious conditions. This proactive approach can reduce the risk of health complications, discomfort, and costly treatments, promoting your oral well-being.

How often should I get a dental cleaning?
We generally recommend a dental cleaning every six months. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs, as advised by our dentist.

What should I expect during a dental cleaning?
During our cleaning appointments, our skilled dental hygienists use specialized tools to get rid of plaque and tartar. They will also floss and polish your teeth, leaving them feeling refreshed and clean.

Your Practice for Dental Cleaning & Prevention in Jackson Heights

At the practice of Arelys Santana, DDS, we know preventive care is vitally important for maintaining a healthy smile for life. Our dedicated team is here to listen to your needs and provide you the care you deserve. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential in preventing complex dental issues in the future. Contact us today to schedule your dental cleaning and preventive care checkup, and discover how we can make a difference in your oral health!


Contact Us. We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

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