If you are looking for a great dentist in Briarcliff Manor, you will want to visit Briarcliff Smile Design. At our practice we specialize in restorative, cosmetic dentistry and pain free root canal therapy. Our mission is to provide the highest quality dental care in a tranquil, comfortable and sterile environment. Drs. Armando Battista and Edward Goziker stand ready to meet your dental care needs, and emphasize the importance of preventive dentistry, including teeth cleaning. Our general dentist in Briarcliff Manor provides exceptional dental care to all members of the family.
At our office, our general dentist in Briarcliff Manor uses cutting edge diagnostic tools to determine any problems with your mouth, gums or teeth. We also use leading-edge technology to assist us in our professional teeth cleaning. Teeth cleaning is important not only at home, but also at your regularly scheduled dental checkups. By having your teeth cleaned professionally, every six months or so, you may be able to avoid some very serious dental health issues, including periodontal disease (gum disease). Gum disease begins with plaque. Brushing at home does not always remove all the plaque, even if it is done diligently and with extreme care. Removing plaque along the gum line can be difficult, especially if teeth are extremely crowded in the mouth. If plaque is allowed to stay on the tooth for more than 48 hours, it will harden and turn into tarter. Tarter is a hard substance that cannot be removed by brushing, no matter how hard you try. So it is important that you visit a dentist regularly to have it removed.
Our dental hygienist and dentist can use special tools that will be effective in removing the tarter. This will help prevent gum disease and keep gingivitis from developing into the more serious stages of periodontitis. If you develop gingivitis, several professional dental cleanings at our office can usually restore the gums to their original health. However, when periodontitis develops, there are openings and pockets between the gums and teeth that trap food and bacteria. This causes damage to the oral structures that hold teeth in place. A deep cleaning at our office can often help keep any further damage from occurring. But in advanced periodontitis, teeth may begin to loosen as the disease progresses. At this point you will need further treatments by a periodontist, who may need to do laser surgery or bone or gum grafts to prevent tooth loss. In order to protect your teeth and gums, the best thing you can do is to schedule an appointment with your general dentist in Briarcliff Manor for a professional tooth cleaning.