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.

What services are provided by our Long Island dental hygienists?

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!

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.

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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.