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Gentle Preventative Care Treatments

At Skyline Dental Designs we take our role as oral health educators seriously so we can ensure our patients live their healthiest lives. Oral health and overall health are intrinsically linked, which is why performing oral health exams, taking X-rays when needed, and staying up to date with our patients’ histories are important aspects of the professional teeth cleaning services we offer.

The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist every six months for a routine dental check-up. At Skyline Dental Designs in Weehawken, your visit will include a comprehensive examination, X-rays, and a professional cleaning to improve your oral health, prevent disease, and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Premier Quality Teeth Cleaning in Weehawken

We are proud to serve patients with premier quality teeth cleaning in the Weehawken area and beyond. For those coming in for regular checkups and cleanings, we take the time to look at the whole picture of overall health and incorporate preventative action into your dental regimen.

We understand it is very important for our patients to feel empowered with knowledge when they come to their appointment and we leave ample time to ensure cleaning is done thoroughly and any questions or concerns are able to be addressed. We provide complimentary wi-fi at our practice to make your comfort and convenience our top priority. We also have complimentary parking for patients.

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What to Expect at Your Professional Dental
Cleaning Appointment

We want you to feel completely at ease with every aspect of your treatment, which is why we use cutting-edge technology including intraoral cameras so you can see the inside of your mouth while we work together on treatment options. Our staff focuses heavily on continuing education, so we know that we are offering the highest standard of care for every patient.

When you come in for your appointment, after reviewing your X-rays, we will do a thorough exam of your oral cavity to uncover any areas of weakness, decay, inflammation or infection in the teeth and gums. We will also screen for oral cancer, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Once this is done, on to the cleaning!

It is imperative to remove harmful plaque and tartar from between the teeth and along your gum line. Using specialized dental instruments allows us to clean off tartar that cannot be removed through normal brushing and flossing.

High-Powered Brushing

We use a high-powered electrical toothbrush and specifically designed gritty toothpaste to polish each individual tooth so we can remove any remaining stains and tartar that are too difficult to remove with daily brushing techniques.

Expert Flossing

Removing plaque and food debris from between the teeth is critical for preventing tooth decay and gingivitis. During your cleaning, all the interproximal or in-between plaque and debris will be removed!

Fluoride Treatment

To protect your teeth from decay and to re-mineralize weakened enamel, we always recommend a fluoride treatment. The application of fluoride helps to prevent plaque from hardening on the tooth's surface and causing gum health problems. The process is safe, fast, and effective and can be applied directly to the teeth within minutes. Fluoride is used as a preventative for tooth decay and cavities.

Sealants

Dental sealants are used to fill small cracks or grooves in your teeth where tooth decay can develop. Sealants are usually applied to molars. The treatment has little or no discomfort and only takes a short time to administer. Dental sealants usually last three to five years.

Why You Need Professional Teeth Cleaning

Prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy smile! For most patients, having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months is enough to prevent the harmful effects of plaque and calculus (calcified dental plaque). However, some patients may require more frequent cleanings. Our highly trained team will let you know what interval is best for you and your oral health.

We are proud to be considered the premier dental cleaning practice in Weehawken. We place great importance on providing our patients with detailed information on why having regular teeth cleaning and checkups can improve your overall oral health.

There are a number of important reasons why you should schedule a professional dental cleaning appointment:

Prevent Disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and bacteria hidden on your teeth and below your gum line. By scheduling regular cleanings, you can prevent plaque from building up and help to prevent gingivitis and gum disease.

Improve Your Overall Health

Your oral health and your overall health are closely related. Oftentimes dentists can identify systemic conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and heart disease by signs and conditions found in your mouth. Bacteria from the mouth can also easily travel to your bloodstream and affect your body's overall wellbeing. Teeth cleaning can alleviate the issues that can trigger these conditions leading to better overall health.

Eliminate Tartar Buildup

When plaque has been left on your teeth for too long, it turns to calculus or tartar. This hard substance sits on your teeth and gums and causes inflammation, decay, gingivitis and gum disease. At your professional cleaning appointment, we pay great attention to detail and remove any buildup so your teeth not only look clean and healthy, but feel healthy as well.

Fight Tooth Decay

Over time, the harmful acids released by bacteria found in plaque and calculus can lead to tooth decay. By having a regular professional dental cleaning appointment, you can prevent buildup and alleviate tooth decay.

Save Money

Regular cleanings allow us to help catch problems when they start, before they become advanced. Typically, it can be more costly to correct larger problems than when conditions are found in their infancy.

Enhance Your Smile

A dental cleaning will remove unsightly plaque and calculus along with stains caused by everyday food and beverages. You will have renewed confidence in your smile and the way you look with brighter, whiter teeth.

A visit to our office every six months gives you an opportunity to talk to your dentist and ask any questions that you may have about your oral health.

A general exam includes:

  • Inspecting teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease

  • Oral cancer screening

  • A thorough cleaning from one of our skilled hygienists, removing tartar and plaque, and then polishing the teeth

  • Inspection for cavities and tooth decay

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