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Professional Dental Cleaning in NYC

Sutton Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry provides professional dental cleaning in New York City. We are located in Manhattan, Midtown East, just a block away from the Upper East Side.

Schedule your appointment at our dental office for professional plaque and tartar removal without the need for a prior examination or X-rays. We will eliminate any buildup and calculus from the tooth surfaces, restoring freshness and natural shine to your smile in just one painless visit.

Professional Dental Cleaning – What Is It?

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleaning involves the removal of pigmented plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas (gaps between teeth, chewing surfaces, and inner surfaces). In these regions, soft plaque solidifies over time and needs to be removed professionally. This significantly reduces the risk of developing cavities, gum inflammation, and other oral cavity diseases.

Technologies we employ:

  1. Air Flow: This apparatus delivers a stream of water with fine abrasive particles, breaking down and rinsing away plaque.
  2. Ultrasonic: This device has a nozzle producing high-frequency vibrations that chip away hardened tartar.
  3. Laser Cleaning: The laser beam dries and fractures the tartar, with the added benefit of bacterial elimination.

Poor hygiene leads to the onset of cavities, gum pockets, infections, inflammation, and other diseases. Their prevalence worldwide is very high. According to research findings, oral cavity inflammation may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Professional Dental Cleaning Near Me

Doctors Advice

Dr. Mojgan Fajiram and Dr. Sheila Monahemi
Cosmetic Dentists, Porcelain Veneer Dentists in NYC

It is not enough to simply choose a dental office that is closest to your home; you deserve a place where you’ll receive the highest quality service. We invite you to Sutton Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry! Renowned clients, including celebrities such as Idris Elba, Nicki Minaj, DJ Enuff, Lil Uzi Vert, and others, trust us with their smiles.

Schedule your next dental cleaning with Dr. Mojgan Fajiram and Dr. Sheila Monahemi. They are true professionals who exceed all patient expectations. In our practice, we only utilize modern technologies, ensuring immediate results after the procedure.

We recommend preventive check-ups and dental cleanings every 6 months. If you have veneers, crowns, Invisalign caps, or braces, consultations should be scheduled every 3-4 months.

During consultations, we conduct an examination, assessing the quality of oral hygiene:

  • Presence of plaque or tartar on the enamel – we perform a professional dental cleaning.
  • If the enamel is clean, we schedule your next preventive check-up.


Marti Schwartz
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I saw Doctor Sheila for the first time and had the most incredible experience. I felt like I was at a spa! My cleaning was the best I’ve had in my life and the doctor was so warm, gentle and welcoming. She is clearly so beyond knowledgeable. If you are reading this review, then you found a GEM of a dentist in NYC and I highly highly suggest choosing Sutton Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry. You’re in the best hands and with the BEST doctors. I am an attorney for work and extremely diligent when choosing my care providers, and I can confidently say this is the BEST dentist I’ve ever been to!
The atmosphere is great and teeth cleaning is also enjoyable- you get a complimentary moisturizing hand wax too. I love it here it’s worth the trip for me.

What Should I Expect During Professional Cleaning?

  1. Procedure Duration
    The cleaning typically takes 40 to 60 minutes. In cases of heavy buildup, two sessions may be required.
  2. Sensations During the Procedure
    The hygienist performs the dental cleaning gently, avoiding irritation to the mucous membrane. If the patient experiences discomfort, the dentist administers local anesthesia.
  3. Results After the Procedure
    The enamel becomes clean and uniformly colored. Pigmented spots, yellowness, and discolorations disappear, revealing a natural shine.
Is there a whitening effect after a professional cleaning?

The removal of pigmented plaque results in the enamel becoming 1-2 shades lighter. If you desire a smile 6-8 shades brighter, we recommend looking into our teeth whitening procedure.

Indications and Contraindications


  • Presence of white plaque
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Bleeding gums
  • Yellowing teeth or spots
  • Hardened tartar near the gums
  • Planned complex procedures (implants, prosthetics)
  • Need for preventive dental cleaning


  • Severe gum inflammation
  • Advanced cavities
  • Exacerbation of infectious diseases
  • Bronchial asthma or other respiratory issues
  • Presence of a pacemaker
What If I Have Contraindications?

The doctor will prescribe treatment for gum inflammation, cavities, or infectious diseases. After such preparation, dental cleaning can be performed without the risk of complications.

If you have asthma or respiratory issues, the use of the Air Flow device is not safe. It may trigger an attack during the procedure. We conduct the hygiene procedure using a safer method – ultrasonic cleaning.

If a pacemaker is installed, it is crucial to inform the doctor. The ultrasound device can interfere with the device’s operation. In this case, we perform dental cleaning using the Air Flow device.

Stages of Professional Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning consists of several steps:

  • 01

    The doctor assesses the oral cavity’s condition, checks for contraindications, and prescribes treatment if there is cavities or gum inflammation. If no additional treatment is needed, the doctor selects the method of dental cleaning. Then, a solution is applied to the enamel to highlight plaque and calculus.

  • 02

    The specialist cleans the enamel using the chosen method, usually performing comprehensive hygiene:

    • Ultrasonic cleaning: The device with an ultrasonic nozzle (scaler) produces high-frequency vibrations (20-50 kHz) to gradually break down hardened deposits. Simultaneously, the nozzle delivers a water and antiseptic solution under pressure, removing the tartar.
    • Air Flow: The device releases a stream of water, compressed air, and abrasive particles under pressure, gently removing remaining debris.
  • 03

    The hygienist smoothens the surfaces, creating a sleek finish. This reduces the formation of new plaque. For polishing, the doctor uses two tools: an abrasive strip for interdental spaces and a brush with abrasive paste for the external and internal tooth surfaces.

  • 04

    The specialist dries the enamel and applies a fluoride-containing compound, strengthening dental tissues and reducing the risk of cavities.

After the cleaning procedure, we provide recommendations for oral care.


How long does tooth sensitivity last after treatment?
Typically, for 1-2 weeks. During this time, sensitivity gradually diminishes when the teeth come into contact with cold or hot substances. Gum bleeding and other discomfort usually subside within 1-3 days.
How do I care for my teeth after cleaning?
You can eat and drink 2 hours post-procedure. It is advisable to skip tooth brushing on the evening of the procedure to allow the fluoride compound to dry.

During the following week, clean or rinse your mouth after each meal. Avoid heavily pigmented foods for the first 2 weeks. If you smoke, refrain from smoking for 3-5 days.
Are there restrictions for pregnant women?
Professional oral hygiene can be done up to 28 weeks of pregnancy if the expectant mother feels well. In the third trimester, the procedure is contraindicated as any stress may trigger premature contractions. Inform the dentist about pregnancy before the procedure, so the safest hygiene method can be chosen.
Are there restrictions for children under 18?
From the age of 6, gentle manual or Air Flow machine cleaning can be performed. Laser or ultrasound should not be used to avoid damaging the child’s delicate enamel.

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