Bad Breath? A Deep Cleaning May Help

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is an embarrassing and persistent concern for many individuals. Despite practicing regular oral hygiene, some people find it challenging to get rid of the foul odor.

At Queensboro Plaza Dental Care, we understand the impact that bad breath can have on self-confidence and social interactions. Fortunately, a deep cleaning procedure, also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) or scaling and root planing (SRP), can be a game-changer for combatting bad breath and improving overall oral health.

How Deep Cleanings Can Combat Halitosis

A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a non-surgical and intensive dental procedure aimed at treating gum disease and combating bad breath. During the scaling process, your skilled dental hygienist will carefully remove plaque and tartar from both above and below the gumline. This prevents bacteria from flourishing and causing inflammation. Root planing involves smoothing the rough surfaces of the tooth roots, which helps gums reattach to the teeth, reducing the surface area for bacteria to thrive.

By addressing gum disease, deep cleanings promote healthier gums, reducing the risk of bad breath and preventing further dental issues. After the procedure, our dental team will provide personalized oral care instructions, helping you maintain excellent oral hygiene habits at home. This will likely involve more regular cleanings, known as periodontal maintenance, for the first year or two. As the disease is treated and the patient’s oral hygiene improves, bad breath significantly diminishes, and patients are able to enjoy a newfound sense of confidence in social interactions.

Prevention is Key

While scaling and root planing is a powerful tool in combating bad breath, prevention is always better than restoring teeth and gums. Maintaining a consistent oral care routine, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, is vital for preventing gum disease and maintaining periodontal health and maintaining fresh breath.

If you’re troubled by bad breath despite your efforts, our Long Island City dental office is here to help. Schedule an appointment for a thorough examination with our team today, and let us guide you on your journey to a healthier, fresher, and more confident smile!

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care