Dental cleaning is an important part of oral hygiene to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal diseases. Oral health also protects your body, because problems in your mouth can affect your overall health.
We do care about our patient’s well being. We encourage our patients to make good oral hygiene an essential part of their overall health plan.
At least twice a year a professional regular dental cleaning can improve your oral health. At Smile Dental Group, the hygienist performs the dental cleaning reinforcing the home-care oral health of brushing and flossing daily.
Healthy gums are pink in color and there is very minimal bleeding during the dental cleaning.
Healthy gums have a shallow and small space between the teeth and the gums. The regular dental cleaning involves going into that space and removing all the bacteria and tartar build up (calculus). The dental professional will evaluate what type of cleaning you need by measuring the depth of the space between the teeth and gums.
However, people who do not practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing technique might need a deep cleaning ( or “scaling and root planning” ) to remove large amount of bacteria and tartar build-up located below the gums. This occurs when the space between the teeth and gums gets deeper, forming a “pocket”. Other health issues can increase the risk of developing pockets. Depending on the depth of the pocket people can have gum disease or periodontal disease. For patient comfort, it might be necessary to numb the teeth and gum to properly clear the pockets by removing the bacteria and tartar build-up below the gum tissue.
At Smile Dental Group, we care and the first step is to improve this condition, regardless of the cause. This usually involves one or two visits for the initial periodontal treatment. After completing the initial periodontal treatment your oral health will be reevaluated and three to four month periodontal maintenance cleanings will be recommended based upon the status of your periodontal diseases. Antimicrobial rinses, localized antibiotics sometimes are necessary.
"Dra. Espinosa es una magnífica odontologa, su carisma, paciencia, delicadeza, profesionalismo, la hacen la mejor. Yo que he sido súper nerviosa y que el tener que ir al dentista era toda una odisea me siento tranquila con ella. Gracias mil por todo su cariño que nos brinda a todos los pacientes, que Dios la ilumine y que siempre esté dispuesta ayudarnos. Mil bendiciones"
"I have known Dr. Patricia Izquierdo since 2012 when she was a student at the New York University College of Dentistry. She was part of the foreign training program that enable professionals to become US licensed dentist.
She is experienced, resourceful and a highly qualified dentist. Dr. Izquierdo is committed to expertly explain and manage her patients needs. Her wonderful personality, customer care experience and work ethics have always exceed my expectations. I highly recommend her for all your dental needs."
"I have known Dr. Patricia Izquierdo for more than 20 years since she got her Dental Degree in Colombia. I became one of her regular patients after I had a complex dental surgery and this relationship has been maintained for many years. During the appointment and follow up Dr. Izquierdo was always very thorough and kind taking time to explain me very carefully every single step of my complex surgery and providing me the best recommendations so I was able to feel confident about the procedure.
She is the most caring, compassionate and knowledgeable dentist that I have ever met. Her experience and expertise in the dental field are absolutely remarkable including the latest technology and advanced treatments for offers to her patients."
She has been my lifelong dentist, and of course my whole family. She stands out for being a responsible, accomplished, successful, knowledgeable practitioner of her profession.
The professionalism of Dr. Liney is what has led her to overcome every obstacle day after day; these are why today she is occupying the place she deserves. We wish her success in her future efforts. Warm regards, Adriana Piedrahíta Guevara.
"I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years when I first met with Dr. Espinosa. She was very empathetic and made me feel comfortable, even while filling a cavity! Dr. Espinosa did a wonderful job with my cleaning and my filling, and I appreciated how she explained everything about my treatment as it was happening. I am glad to have found a dentist in New York who I feel comfortable with, and will definitely return to Dr. Espinosa for years to come!"
"Dr. Izquierdo is the most wonderful dentist that I have ever had. Knowing her over 14 years allowme to say that her knowledge, compasión and skills are exceptional. She always looks for the besttreatments for her patients providing clear explanations that help you understand the condition andhow she can treat it. Without any hesitation consider Dr. Izquierdo for your dental treatment".