Cleanings and Checkups

Prevention is the key to excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. Regular cleanings and check-ups are the best way to improve your oral health and catch any dental issues before they become a bigger threat.

At Court Square Dentistry, we recommend that most of our patients visit us at least twice a year for their regular cleanings and check-ups to stay on top of their oral health maintenance.

The Importance of Regular Check-Ups and Cleanings

We often hear the question, “I do a great job brushing my teeth at home! Why do I need you to clean my teeth too?”

While home oral hygiene is a vital part of caring for your smile, nothing can replace professional cleanings and check-ups for oral care. It’s simply impossible for your toothbrush and floss to completely remove all traces of plaque from your teeth. Once plaque calcifies and becomes tartar, it can only be removed with professional tools and techniques.

Dr. Ian Mapes and our hygienist conduct thorough examinations of your teeth and gums to ensure that your smile is in good health.

If you have dental insurance, you’ll be happy to learn that most plans cover routine preventive maintenance 100 percent, making it affordable. For our patients who do not have adequate dental insurance, we have an in-house dental plan that covers your routine exams and cleanings and offers discounts on other services.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Why is it so important to have regular dental exams?

Your oral health is not just about maintaining a beautiful smile, although that is important to most of our patients – and to us as well! Your gums and teeth are a vital part of your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions, including strokes, type 2 diabetes, pregnancy issues, and more. Every day, more studies reveal the close connection between the health of your teeth and gums and the health of the rest of your body. We take this seriously, and we hope that you do too.

Queens dentist Dr. Mapes performs comprehensive dental exams using the latest technology to gauge your oral health. This, along with a thorough examination of your gums by our hygienist, can identify any periodontal or dental issues that need treatment. The quicker we can catch a potential oral health issue, the faster we can offer treatment, protecting your health and saving you money in the long run. Early treatment is often more comfortable, simpler, and less invasive as well.

Is It Time for a Check-Up?

Has it been more than six months since your last cleaning and checkup? Contact us today at Court Square Dentistry in Long Island City to schedule your first visit with us.