Maintenance


It only takes twenty-four hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar)! Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard-to-reach areas will always need special attention.


Once your restorative treatment has been completed, you will be placed on scheduled maintenance (dental cleaning) appointments, two to four times a year. At these maintenance appointments, plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to remove will be removed from above and below the gum line.


Your appointment will usually include:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Examination of tooth decay: Check all tooth surfaces for decay.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the lips, tongue, cheek tissues, throat and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed. (Electric toothbrushes, special periodontal brushes, fluorides, rinses, etc.)
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Good home oral hygiene practices and regular maintenance appointments are essential in maintaining your dental health.

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Dr. Susan Siegel and Dr. Rhugielyn Mangaoang
Creating Your Healthy Smile

Bronx, New York Dentists, Dr. Susan Siegel and Dr. Rhugielyn Mangaoang, are dedicated to general and cosmetic dentistry such as restoration of Dental Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Crowns and more.


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