Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Expert Dental Care in Teaneck

  • Is It OK to Go to the Dentist Once a Year?
    Going to the dentist only once a year is risky because 12 months is plenty of time for bacteria to grow. By the time the dentist sees it, it may be too late to simply do a filling! Tartar accumulation over the course of one year could cause irreversible bone loss to the bones holding up your teeth!
  • What Happens If You Don't Go to the Dentist For 5 Years?
    Bone loss and severe decay. Tartar accumulation can cause irreversible bone loss causing the loss of significant support for your teeth. Deep cavities can lead to root canals, crowns and even tooth loss.
  • Do I Really Need to Have My Teeth Cleaned Every 6 Months?
    Only If you want to keep them :)
  • How Often Should Teeth Be Professionally Cleaned?
    Everyone is different but at a minimum you should have them cleaned every 6 months.
  • Is Once a Year Teeth Cleaning Enough?
    Going to the dentist only once a year is risky because 12 months is plenty of time for bacteria to grow; by the time the dentist sees it, it may be too late to simply do a filling! Tartar accumulation over the course of one year could cause irreversible bone loss to the bones holding up your teeth!
  • How Long Can You Go Without a Dental Cleaning?
    Everyone is different but at a minimum you should have them cleaned every 6 months.
  • How Much Is the Average Dental Cleaning Cost?
    We offer an In-Office Discount Plan which covers 2 cleanings a year.
  • How Do You Remove Calculus From Teeth Without Going to the Dentist?
    You can try flossing, but dentists use ultrasonic instruments that are able to vibrate off stubborn pieces of tartar that simply won't come off in your bathroom.
  • Can I Scrape Plaque Off My Teeth?
    Yes, you can clean your teeth in all the places that are easy to reach. Unfortunately however, the places that are the hardest to reach are often the areas that have the most problems. That is where the importance of a professional cleaning comes in.
  • How Do You Remove Hardened Plaque?
    Dentists use ultrasonic instruments that are able to vibrate off stubborn pieces of tartar that simply won't come off in your bathroom.
  • Can You Remove Tartar Yourself?
    Yes, you can clean your teeth in all the places that are easy to reach. Unfortunately however, the places that are the hardest to reach are often the areas that have the most problems. That is where the importance of a professional cleaning comes in.
  • What Removes Tartar From Teeth?
    Dentists use ultrasonic instruments that are able to vibrate off stubborn pieces of tartar that simply won't come off in your bathroom.
  • What Is the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?
    Plaque is a biofilm made of bacteria and food that sits on your teeth. When it is on your teeth long enough, the calcium from your saliva mineralizes it and causes it become hard and stubborn.
  • Do You Brush Your Teeth Before Going to the Dentist?
    As a dentist, it's always nice to work in a mouth that is sparkling clean and minty fresh. That being said, it's really not necessary to brush your teeth before having a dental cleaning.
  • What Happens If You Haven't Been to a Dentist In Years?
    Not going to the dentist is risky because it gives bacteria time to grow; by the time the dentist sees it, it may be too late to simply do a filling! Tartar accumulation over the course of one year could cause irreversible bone loss to the bones holding up your teeth!

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