Kate Brayman DDS

Dental Hygiene Treatment on Long Island, NY

Dental Hygiene Procedures on Long Island

Dr. Kate Brayman and her staff remind every patient that good dental hygiene is the key to healthy teeth and gums and preventing dental problems. Contact our dental office, Kate Brayman DDS, in Woodbury NY 11797, to schedule a routine dental cleaning, teeth scaling, a thorough exam, and to talk about proper brushing and flossing techniques.

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What Is Dental Hygiene?

Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is the cornerstone of a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. Not only essential for eating but dental hygiene or oral hygiene also affects speech clarity; poor oral health can even lead to much more severe issues if left unaddressed. Therefore, one must give diligent attention to teeth and gums to maintain optimal overall wellness.

Regular dental hygiene practices are a must to keep your smile in its happiest and healthiest shape. It takes a few simple steps: 

  • Be sure to brush at least twice daily for plaque removal and prevention
  • Flossing should be done once per day
  • Eating nutrient-rich foods like calcium and vitamin D provides essential support to tooth strength
  • Limiting the consumption of sugary foods helps protect against tooth decay
  • Make an appointment every six months with your dentist for optimal oral health

Brushing your teeth is essential for maintaining oral hygiene – and how you do it matters. Are you doing it correctly? Light brushing won’t get the job done, but brushing too hard could damage the gum. For best results, take 2-3 minutes of proper scrubbing with short strokes and ensure you reach each tooth surface thoroughly. Our dental hygienists will provide insight into appropriate techniques during your next visit.

Why should you visit Dr. Brayman for a dental cleaning and regular dental care?

Dr. Brayman is dedicated to offering her patients the most advanced dental care available, and some of the latest technologies make your dental checkup a lot easier. We offer digital X-rays, which produce rapid results and enhanced images so you can see where problems exist. Digital X-rays also make it easy to compare images before and after treatment.

Our dental hygienist uses a state-of-the-art device, the DIAGNOdent, that uses a laser to find small areas of hidden decay. If you need local anesthesia, we use the Magic Wand, which eliminates long needles and painlessly delivers anesthesia. And finally, we help you relax by massaging dental chairs.

How to find a good dental hygienist

When you search online for  “Long Island dental hygiene services near me“,  you will find the best dentist near you, Dr. Kate Brayman,  and you can depend on our skilled dental hygienists who are experienced and caring. Schedule an initial consultation with one of our dental hygienists to assess their expertise, communication skills, and see how comfortable their advanced techniques make you feel. You will find trustworthy dental hygienists at our Long Island dental practice.

Benefits of professional teeth cleaning from a dental hygienist

The benefits of having a professional dental hygienist clean your teeth are:

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal: Prevents cavities and gum disease.
  • Brighter Smile: Enhances appearance.
  • Gum Disease Prevention: Reduces inflammation and bacteria.
  • Early Detection: Identifies dental issues promptly.
  • Fresh Breath: Eliminates odor-causing bacteria.
  • Oral Health Education: Provides tailored hygiene tips.
  • Overall Health: Supports systemic well-being.
  • Customized Care: Addresses specific concerns.

Signs you may need to adjust your dental hygiene routine

If you experience any of these signs, see your dentist or dental hygienist for personalized guidance and modifications to your oral care routine.

  •  Bleeding Gums: May signal gum inflammation.
  • Persistent Bad Breath: Could indicate oral hygiene issues.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: May suggest enamel or gum problems.
  • Visible Plaque/Tartar: Indicates inadequate cleaning.
  • Cavities: Despite regular care, may need improvement.
  • Gum Recession: May require gentler brushing.
  • Tooth Color Changes: Address stains or discoloration.
  • Persistent Pain: If you’re in pain and have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us because, by the time you feel dental pain, an infection may have spread to the bone, or your tooth could be damaged. 
  • Orthodontics: Adjust routine with braces.
  • Medications/Health Changes: Adapt to health-related factors.

Dental Hygiene FAQ's

You can see our dental hygienist in Long Island for preventive dental care services, including cleanings, without requiring a dentist’s examination. Our dental hygienists focus on preventive dental care. They clean and polish teeth, perform oral examinations and educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices. Hygienists may take dental X-rays, apply fluoride treatments, and administer dental sealants for cavity prevention. They also provide periodontal care, including scaling and root planing for gum health, and conduct oral cancer screenings.  Our dental hygienists promote and maintain oral health, emphasizing prevention and patient education to ensure healthy smiles and prevent dental issues.

Our dental hygienists recommended oral hygiene routine includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, ideally in the morning and before bedtime.  They recommend daily flossing because it removes food particles and plaque between teeth. Using an antimicrobial mouthwash helps reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth, leading to fresher breath and protects and improves gum health. Schedule routine dental check-ups and cleanings with your dentist every six months. Consistently following these practices promotes healthy teeth and gums, preventing long-term dental issues.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled professional dental hygienists for the best dental hygiene and care in Long Island.

When you visit the dentist, the first person you’ll see is a dental hygienist, who is specially trained to provide these services:

  • Examine teeth for signs of decay, chips, cracks, and enamel erosion
  • Examine gums for signs of infection, swelling, recession, and sores
  • Provide a dental deep  cleaning or teeth scaling to remove all plaque and tartar
  • X-ray your mouth
  • Review your medical history
  • Screen for oral cancer
  • Apply dental sealants and fluoride treatments
  • Teach about proper brushing and flossing techniques
  • Teach about good nutrition
  • Answer your questions about dental care


It’s no secret that good dental hygiene is a key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. That’s why our team at Kate Brayman DDS is dedicated to teaching patients about the importance of oral care. If you’re located in Woodbury, Syosset, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Melville, or Plainview and are interested in learning more about Dental Hygiene, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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Why Choose Us?

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Experience matters

With 15 years of experience, we are equipped to provide efficient, safe, and reliable dental care. Check out more about our dentist, Dr. Kate Brayman DDS here.


the right technology matters

Our advanced technology can enhance diagnostic accuracy and treatment precision – leading to better patient outcomes, reduced discomfort, and better communication.

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Transparency matters

We aim to foster trust with you as our patient, which enables you to actively participate in your overall dental health journey.

Major ppo dental insurance plans accepted

If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact us.
Unfortunately we do not accept Medicaid, Healthplex, HMO, DMO and some other dental insurances.