Larchmont, NY Dentist
Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
2039 Palmer Ave. Suite #101
Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 834-9534

NYC Office
(212) 986-2287
20 E. 46th St. Suite 1300
New York City, NY 10017.



How Regular Cleanings Can Help Your Smile
By Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
May 29, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral health  

It is important to schedule dental checkups with professional cleanings regularly to help you maintain optimal oral health. Dr. Joel Levy is your Larchmont dentist for regular dental cleanings.

Enjoy Better Oral Health

Regular professional dental cleanings are extremely important for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing simply cannot remove certain types of oral health threats, such as tartar buildup. Tartar can only be removed by dental professionals who have the proper dental tools and skills to remove tartar buildup from the teeth. If tartar is not cleaned off the teeth, cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems are likely to develop. Tartar can also lead to stains on teeth so cleaning it off regularly can keep the teeth looking whiter.

Tartar can develop on the teeth when plaque has not been completely cleared away through brushing, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash. When plaque is not removed from the teeth, it begins to harden. Once plaque hardens, tartar begins to form. Tartar bonds with tooth enamel cannot be readily removed through regular at-home cleaning methods, such as brushing or flossing the teeth. Scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings with your Larchmont dentist is critical to maintaining better oral health and preventing various problems.

Link to Better Overall Health

Maintaining optimal oral health through regular dental checkups and cleanings can also contribute to better overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to a variety of health concerns, including heart disease and stroke. Maintaining good oral health can potentially reduce your risk of developing some of these other health concerns. Regular dental cleanings help clear away harmful oral bacteria that can potentially contribute to inflammation and infection in other areas of the body.

Regular cleanings can help your smile by keeping your teeth cleaner, healthier, and even whiter. Schedule your next regular dental checkup and cleaning with Dr. Levy, your Larchmont dentist, by calling the Larchmont office at (914) 834-9534. Alternatively, you can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Levy at the New York City office location by calling (212) 986-2287.