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Regular Dental Checkups

Regular dental examinations and professional cleanings are essential to maintaining oral health. At the office of West SoHo Dentistry, we recommend dental cleanings and routine checkups for all of our patients at least once every six months in order to help control and prevent any dental problems.

Professional Dental Cleaning

A thorough professional cleaning (also known as dental prophylaxis) is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy mouth. A cleaning involves:

  • Removing Plaque: Plaque is an invisible, sticky film on the teeth that consists of food debris, saliva and a growing colony of bacteria. The bacteria lead to production of toxins, which can cause inflammation in the gums and lead to periodontal disease.
  • Removing Tartar (Calculus): Calculus is plaque that has existed on the tooth for some time and has hardened as a result. Calculus forms on the gum line and can be removed only with the use of special dental instruments during the cleaning process.
  • Polishing the teeth: Polishing involves the removal of any stains and leftover plaque to make the teeth squeaky-clean.

If it’s time for your regular checkup, give our office a call today to set up your appointment. You can reach us at (212) 645-2808.

Our Happy Patients

"As a recent resident in the South Village, I was in the market for a new dentist and I'm happy to say that after my first visit to see Dr. Oh, my search is over. I highly recommend her! From the moment I walked into the office to the time I left, I felt well taken care of as a patient. The receptionist was attentive and got me through my paperwork quickly, the assistant working under Dr. Oh was very professional and best of all Dr. Oh herself was a pleasure. She took the time to explain everything she was doing, talked me through a treatment plan, and really listened to my wants/concerns. I left with a clear follow-up plan and all the costs explained upfront (which is always nice to have and I found them to be reasonable). I'm actually looking forward to my next visit, again I highly recommend!"

Kai L.

"All of the staff at West Soho Dentistry are nice, thorough and helpful. I went in for a general consultation and they were able to fit in a cleaning and a fluoride treatment. I haven't seen a dentist in a few years so it was definitely a needed trip. I'm so glad I decided to come here because I left feeling more knowledgeable about my teeth and things that I could do to maintain them. My cleaning was one of the best I've received! I've moved around a few times in the past few years and finding a new dentist is something that I always dread and feel so lost when doing. Dr. Oh is superb; I highly recommend her. I will be going back and recommending to all of my friends."

Jessica L.

"I highly recommend West Soho Dentistry, especially for those who fear dental work or are extremely sensitive. (Full disclosure, I'm not afraid of needles, but have been seen by some very rough dental professionals in my life). Every staff member with whom I've interacted has been friendly and professional. The office is small but is clean and comfortable. I'm so relieved to have found a dentist I actually want to stick with. I am actually looking forward to my next cleaning."

San L.
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Dr. Joanne Oh - DDS