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Woodbury Dental Hygienist NY 11797

Woodbury Dental Hygienist NY 11797

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?

Dental hygiene, or oral hygiene, is all about taking care of your teeth and gums. Good dental hygiene is essential for being able to chew food, speak properly, and to prevent dental problems. Having a healthy smile also boosts your overall appearance and confidence.

Maintaining good dental hygiene includes several activities:

  • Brushing twice daily to remove plaque and prevent decay
  • Flossing at least once each day
  • Eating a healthy diet with nutrients needed for strong teeth, like calcium and vitamin D
  • Limiting sugary foods that cause tooth decay
  • Getting a checkup every 6 months for a dental deep cleaning

Remember that the way you brush is important. Improper brushing either doesn’t help much or could cause problems. For example, brushing too hard can damage the gums, while a brief, light brushing won’t do much good. For optimal oral hygiene, brush for 2-3 minutes, using short strokes and a scrubbing motion, and reaching each part of every tooth. If you have any questions about your technique or how a dental cleaning process works, our dental hygienist will help when you come in for a checkup.

What services are provided by our Woodbury dental hygienists?

Woodbury Dental Hygienist NY 11797

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 a good dental hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. That’s why our team at Kate Brayman DDS are 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!

Why should you visit Dr. Brayman for 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 clearly 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 with massaging dental chairs.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Kate Brayman DDS, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our dental office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Please note we do not participate with DMO/HMO insurance.

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