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Teeth Cleaning
Maintaining oral hygiene at home through brushing and flossing is essential, but it may not fully eliminate lingering harmful bacteria in your mouth. Similar to regular check-ups with your doctor, routine dental cleanings and exams are crucial. At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, our comprehensive dental cleaning is the foundation of both preventative and restorative care.


What Is a Teeth Cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is the thorough removal of plaque, tartar, and stains above, around, and just below the gumline. Regular teeth cleanings play a crucial role in preventing cavities, gum disease, and more serious oral health complications. As a trusted general dental office in Staten Island, committed to focused preventive dental care, the frequency of dental cleanings may vary based on an individual's oral health needs. These cleanings provide us with the opportunity to detect issues early on, preventing them from becoming serious and negatively impacting your oral health. Don't delay—schedule your dental cleaning in Staten Island today to secure your spot. If you don't have insurance, inquire about our Healthy Smiles Membership Plan designed for you and your family.



5 Signs That You Need a Teeth Cleaning
Establishing good oral hygiene habits is the foundation of a healthy smile, beginning with the essential practice of brushing for two minutes, twice a day, and regular flossing. However, incorporating routine teeth cleaning into your oral care routine is a critical preventive measure. Here are some signs indicating when a teeth cleaning may be necessary:
Persistent Bad Breath
If you find yourself dealing with persistent bad breath, it could be indicative of underlying gum disease or other oral health issues. Regular teeth cleanings can help address the root cause and freshen your breath.
Bleeding Gums
If your gums bleed during brushing or flossing, it might be an early sign of gum disease. Scheduling a teeth cleaning can help remove plaque and tartar, promoting healthier gums.
Tooth Sensitivity
Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures in your teeth may signal tooth decay or gum disease. A thorough teeth cleaning can identify and address these issues, alleviating discomfort.
Stained Teeth 
Discoloration or staining of the teeth could be an indication of plaque buildup. A professional teeth cleaning can effectively remove stains, restoring the natural brightness of your smile.
Tooth Pain
Experiencing pain in your teeth or gums is a clear indication of an oral health problem that requires attention. A teeth cleaning, along with a comprehensive examination, can help identify and address the source of the pain.

Incorporating routine teeth cleanings into your oral care regimen not only addresses these signs but also plays a crucial role in preventing future dental issues. Regular professional cleanings complement your at-home oral hygiene practices, ensuring a healthy and radiant smile.


How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, prioritizing your oral health is our commitment, and we highly recommend scheduling a comprehensive dental cleaning and examination at least twice a year. These routine visits serve as a proactive approach to maintaining optimal oral hygiene and catching potential issues early. However, we understand that individual needs vary, and for those facing persistent dental concerns or those at a higher risk of periodontal disease, a more tailored approach may be necessary.


Why Choose Healthy Smiles of Staten Island for Teeth Cleaning?
At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, our dedicated team of experienced professionals is committed to delivering the highest-quality dental care. Specializing in professional teeth cleaning and leading dental services in Staten Island, we go beyond cleaning your teeth. We conduct thorough examinations of your mouth, ensuring early detection of signs of oral cancer and other preventive diseases that might otherwise go unnoticed. Here's what you can anticipate:
Experienced Professionals
Benefit from our team's wealth of professional experience dedicated to delivering top-notch teeth cleaning services.
Personalized Care
Your concerns matter, and we take the time to listen, crafting a treatment plan tailored to your specific dental needs.
Advanced, Proven Technologies
Experience dental care at its finest with our state-of-the-art dental office equipped with the latest technologies, ensuring the highest quality of service.


Benefits of Teeth Cleaning Appointments

Routine dental cleanings and exams are not only crucial for your oral health but also contribute to your overall well-being. Dental conditions, such as periodontal disease, have been linked to heart disease, stroke, and other health issues. Regular teeth cleaning appointments can provide the following benefits:

Prevent Gum Disease

Our dental team performs a thorough cleaning of your teeth, targeting bacteria-carrying tartar along your gumline that can lead to gum disease.

Prevent Bad Breath

Even with daily brushing and flossing, lingering bacteria can cause bad breath. A deep cleaning effectively eliminates these germs, keeping your breath fresh.

Detect and Treat Concerns

Identifying decay and other dental concerns early is crucial for effective treatment. As diseases progress, they become more challenging to address, emphasizing the importance of early screening.

Maintain Good Oral Health

We maintain a comprehensive record of your dental cleanings and evaluations to monitor and uphold your oral health. This proactive approach allows us to assess and address specific concerns during each visit, ensuring a proactive stance on your overall oral well-being.


What Does a Professional Teeth Cleaning Consist Of?

Dental cleanings and examinations transcend beyond the routine tasks of polishing teeth and identifying cavities. The comprehensive process includes:

Initial Consultation
During your visit, your doctor will delve into your health and dental history, medication use, and other pertinent factors that may influence the health of your teeth and gums.
Comprehensive Oral Cancer Screening
As part of our commitment to your well-being, we conduct a thorough oral cancer screening, examining your mouth, lips, cheeks, jaw, and neck for any suspicious lesions or bumps. Additionally, X-rays may be taken to assess your oral structures.
Complete Dental Cleaning
A meticulous dental cleaning is performed to target any stains, deposits, plaque, and tartar present, promoting optimal oral health.
Empowering You with Resources
Your doctor will equip you with dental care recommendations based on your evaluation. This may include suggestions for special cleaning aids, adjustments in your dental hygiene routine, or dietary considerations to enhance your oral well-being.
Worried About Insurance?

Fill out our quick online form to determine if your dental treatment is eligible for insurance reimbursement, ensuring you get the most out of your coverage.


Your Experience Matters To Us

At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, your experience matters most. We understand the apprehension around dental visits and prioritize your comfort, striving to make procedures as pain-free as possible. With transparency and your choices at the forefront, we aim to alleviate dental anxiety. Your satisfaction guides our approach, ensuring you're fully informed and empowered to make decisions aligned with your oral health goals. Trust us to be your partner on the path to a healthier, brighter smile.

​​“Dr. Cipriano is the absolute best dentist with an amazing staff! They truly care about your experience in and out of the office. They know who we are when we walk in, and make us feel like we are part of the family. After a long road of genetic dental issues and quick fixes from other providers, my daughter did not smile with her mouth open until Dr. Cipriano worked his magic on her smile. He listened to her, was patient, kind and would not finish the job until HE, was completely satisfied that my daughter was happy. It might seem like a little thing, but finally seeing my daughter smile with her teeth showing has made a world of difference for this mom. The BEST of the BEST! Thank you Healthy Smiles of Staten Island”

- Mary Q
“I grew up in SI & now live in FL. Even w/ that I have never changed my dentist. I go quarterly for cleanings. But here is why you should go here; I just flew up for Christmas, On 12/22 I needed a full root canal, typically multiple visits. Knowing I live in FL Dr. C stayed & completed the whole job, including using amazing technology to print a crown, in 1 visit. It was unreal. I had no pain & was at dinner in NYC that evening for a Christmas party.  Every person there is super nice, helpful, etc. Hands down, I will fly from FL to Newark just for an appointment here in SI. That’s how good they are, which I know sounds crazy.  But it’s worth it! If you live in Ny or Nj clearly the best dentist in the area.”

- John S
“Dr. Cipriano and his team are incredible!!! Got me right in for an emergency visit and were beyond professional, talented and kind. The office was beautiful they even had TVs on the ceiling to keep you entertained and distracted during your dental work!! I highly recommend Healthy Smiles they will exceed your expectations!!”

- Jacqueline C
“The best dental practice on Staten Island! Dr. Cipriano is great. I went in feeling super nervous and he immediately made me feel comfortable. He extracted all four of my wisdom teeth and it was a quick, easy and painless experience. I would definitely recommend anyone to come see him!”

- Alessandra V
“Healthy smiles is the best dental office on Staten Island! The staff is friendly and courteous.  Dr. Cipriano is kind and gentle , making going to the dentist pleasurable!  Appointment times are kept so there is no long waiting!! It truly feels like one big family!”

- Tara N
5-Star Reviews!


Frequently Asked Questions

​​How often should I get a teeth cleaning?

Typically, it is recommended to get a teeth cleaning every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on individual oral health needs.

Is teeth cleaning painful?

Teeth cleaning is generally not painful. You may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity, but the procedure is designed to be gentle and well-tolerated.

How long does a teeth cleaning appointment take?

A standard teeth cleaning appointment usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on factors such as the level of plaque and tartar buildup.

Can I eat or drink before a teeth cleaning?

It's advisable to avoid eating or drinking anything except water for at least 30 minutes before a teeth cleaning to ensure accurate results during the examination.

Do teeth cleanings whiten teeth?

While teeth cleanings can remove surface stains, they are not a substitute for professional teeth whitening procedures. However, regular cleanings contribute to a brighter smile.

Are X-rays necessary during a teeth cleaning?

X-rays are generally recommended during a teeth cleaning to assess hidden dental issues and provide a more comprehensive view of your oral health.

Can I go to work or school after a teeth cleaning?

Yes, you can resume normal activities after a teeth cleaning. There is usually no downtime, and you can go about your day as usual.

What happens if I skip a teeth cleaning appointment?

Skipping a teeth cleaning appointment may allow plaque and tartar to accumulate, increasing the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues.

Does dental insurance cover teeth cleanings?

Many dental insurance plans cover teeth cleanings as part of preventive care. We also offer a Healthy Smiles Membership Plan for those that do not have dental insurance to assist with making dental cleanings for you and your family more affordable.

Can children get teeth cleanings?

Yes, children can and should receive regular teeth cleanings as part of their preventive dental care. The frequency may vary based on their individual needs.

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142 Annadale Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312, United States

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