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Soul Dental Exams & Cleanings

Exams & Cleanings

Welcome to Soul Dental, your trusted destination for exceptional dental care in New York City. From exams and cleanings to complex treatments, we’ve got you covered. Soul Dental is a women-owned multi-specialty practice focused on:

  • Delivering the very best individualized and comprehensive care.
  • Elevating the experience of dental care by providing you with a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
  • Being at the forefront of the latest and best in dental technology to make your treatments efficient and precise.
  • Building a long-term relationship with you for your best oral health.
  • Doing it all with fun and style!

Our Soul team is here to provide you with preventive dental care to keep your smile radiant and your teeth healthy.

With a focus on personalized care, we take the time to understand your unique needs and tailor our treatment plans accordingly. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that will leave you feeling confident and proud of your smile. From the moment you walk into one of our three conveniently located practices to the moment you leave, you can expect a level of professionalism and expertise that is second to none.

Personalized Dental Care Tailored to Your Needs

At Soul Dental, we take pride in offering a unique dental experience that combines exceptional clinical expertise with a warm, upscale environment. Our team of caring professionals is committed to providing personalized attention, answering your questions, and addressing any concerns you may have. Whether you require a routine dental check-up or advanced dental cleaning services, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best dental care possible.

And, while we happily come here every day, we understand that visiting the dentist’s office as a patient can be intimidating for some, so we strive to create a stress-free environment for every patient.

The Benefits of Regular Dental Exams

Consistent dental exams are an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. During your dental exam at Soul Dental, our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth. By detecting potential issues early on, we can prevent further complications and provide timely treatment when needed. Our comprehensive dental exams include:

  • Thorough examination of your teeth and gums.
  • Evaluation of your bite and jaw alignment.
  • Oral cancer screening.
  • Digital dental x-rays to detect any underlying dental problems that are not visible to the naked eye.
  • Professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.

Professional Dental Cleanings for a Healthy Smile

Our dental cleanings are designed to give your teeth a deep clean, removing plaque, tartar, and stains that cannot be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing alone. Our highly skilled dental hygienists use advanced techniques and modern equipment to ensure the best results. Benefits of professional dental cleanings at Soul Dental include:

  • Removal of plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities and gum disease.
  • Fresher breath and a more confident smile.
  • Prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of systemic health issues related to poor oral hygiene.

Preventive Dentistry for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health

Preventive dentistry is the foundation of our approach at Soul Dental. In addition to dental exams and cleanings, we offer a range of preventive treatments to help you maintain optimal oral health:

  • Fluoride treatments: Our fluoride treatments help strengthen your teeth, making them more decay-resistant.
  • Dental sealants: Sealants act as a barrier on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, preventing the formation of cavities.
  • Education and home care guidance: We enjoy educating our patients about proper oral hygiene practices and providing valuable tips and guidance to help you maintain a healthy smile at home.
  • Customized treatment plans: Our dentists create personalized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you receive the most effective care.


Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Exams and Cleanings

Regular dental exams are a cornerstone of maintaining optimal oral health. Below are some frequently asked questions about dental exams and cleanings to help you understand the process and the importance of regular dental checkups.

  • Q: Why are dental exams and cleanings important?

A: Regular dental exams and cleanings are necessary for sustaining good oral health. They allow your dentist to detect early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, and other oral health issues. By identifying these problems in their early stages, we can provide timely treatment and prevent them from progressing into more serious conditions.

A: Even if you brush and floss diligently at home, some areas in your mouth are difficult to reach and clean thoroughly. Over time, plaque and tartar form on your teeth, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Dental cleanings help remove this buildup, prevent oral health complications, and keep your smile healthy and bright.

  • Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

A: We recommend you have a dental exam and cleaning at least once every six months, but the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs. Some patients with certain oral health conditions may be advised to have more frequent exams. Your Soul dentist will determine the appropriate interval based on your specific needs.

  • Q: What happens during a dental exam and cleaning?

A: During a dental exam, your dentist will thoroughly evaluate your oral health. This typically includes:

  • Visual examination: We will inspect your teeth, gums, tongue, and other oral tissues for any signs of decay, gum disease, or abnormalities.
  • Dental x-rays: X-rays may be taken to detect issues not perceptible to the naked eye, such as decay between teeth, bone loss, or infections.
  • Oral cancer screening: Your dentist will examine you for any signs of oral cancer, including abnormalities in the mouth, throat, or neck.

During a dental cleaning appointment, your dental hygienist will perform several important procedures to ensure the health and cleanliness of your teeth and gums. These procedures typically include:

  1. Plaque and tartar removal: Your dental hygienist will use specialized tools to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. This process is known as scaling and is an essential step in preventing oral health problems.
  2. Tooth polishing: After removing plaque and tartar, your Soul hygienist will use a gritty toothpaste and a high-powered electric toothbrush to polish your teeth. This helps remove surface stains and leaves your teeth feeling clean and smooth.
  3. Flossing: Next, the dental hygienist will carefully floss between your teeth to remove any remaining debris or plaque. This ensures that all areas of your mouth are thoroughly clean.
  4. Fluoride treatment: In some cases, a fluoride gel, rinse, or foam may be applied to your teeth to strengthen the enamel and protect against tooth decay.
  5. Oral examination: During your dental cleaning appointment, the dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of oral health problems. This allows for early detection and timely treatment of any issues.

Q: Does a dental exam and cleaning hurt?

A: No, dental exams are not painful. At Soul Dental, we prioritize patient comfort and take steps to ensure that your dental cleaning experience is as comfortable as possible. You may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity during the process, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gums. However, our skilled dental professionals will use gentle techniques to minimize discomfort.

If you have any concerns or dental anxiety, feel free to communicate with our team, and we will do our best to address them and provide a positive experience. We do offer sedation dentistry at our office.

Q: Are dental x-rays safe?

A: Yes, dental X-rays are safe and emit minimal radiation. With advanced digital X-ray technology, radiation exposure is significantly lower than with traditional X-rays. Additionally, we take necessary precautions, such as using lead aprons, to further minimize any potential exposure.

Q: What if a dental issue is found during the exam?

A: If a dental issue is discovered during your exam, our Soul team will discuss the findings with you and recommend appropriate treatment options. We will also provide you with a customized treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is to work with you to achieve optimal oral health and ensure you feel comfortable and informed throughout the process.

Q: Can dental exams help prevent dental emergencies?

A: Absolutely! Regular dental exams can help identify and address potential dental issues before they become emergencies. By catching problems early on, we can provide prompt treatment and prevent further complications. We also offer preventive measures, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which can help reduce the risk of cavities and other dental emergencies.

Q: How can I prepare for a dental exam and cleaning?

A: Make sure to brush your teeth before your appointment. It may also be helpful to make a list of any concerns or questions you have regarding your oral health. This way, you can discuss them with your dentist during the exam.

Q: How can dental cleanings improve my overall health?

A: Regular dental cleanings not only promote good oral health but also have a positive impact on your overall health. Numerous studies have linked oral health to various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems. Dental cleanings contribute to your overall well-being and may help prevent health issues by keeping your mouth clean and free from harmful bacteria.

Q: Can dental cleanings remove stubborn stains from my teeth?

A: Yes, dental cleanings can help remove surface stains from your teeth, resulting in a brighter and more radiant smile. The polishing step of the dental cleaning process can effectively remove stains caused by factors such as coffee, tea, tobacco, and certain foods. However, it is important to note that dental cleanings may not be able to remove stains that are deeply embedded within the tooth structure. In such cases, other cosmetic dental procedures, such as teeth whitening, may be recommended to achieve the desired result.

Why Choose Soul Dental for Your Dental Exams and Cleanings in NYC?

At Soul Dental, we are proud to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable, upscale environment. Our team of experienced dental professionals is committed to delivering personalized treatment and ensuring that each patient feels heard and valued. We take the time to listen to your concerns, explain procedures thoroughly, and develop customized treatment plans that prioritize your oral health goals. With our comprehensive approach and state-of-the-art dental technology, you can trust that your dental cleanings at Soul Dental will be of the highest quality.

Schedule Your Dental Exam and Cleaning in NYC Today

Remember, your smile is important, and regular dental cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining its health and beauty. Take proactive steps towards maintaining your oral health by scheduling your dental exam and cleaning at Soul Dental. Experience the Soul Dental difference and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.