Comprehensive Dental Care

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Maintenance leads to extraordinary oral health.

Let’s get you on a routine or back on track to prevent gingivitis, tooth decay and other dental treatments through routine cleanings & exams. At Shine, we’re not just about fixing problems that may arise with your teeth and mouth. Dr. Elena Johnston and her team want to set you up for success with routine cleanings that can help you avoid dental problems and keep you smiling.

How can preventive oral care help my smile?

Preventative oral care is a group effort. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day are key personal habits for maintaining the health of your teeth, gums, and even jaw bones. Routine exams and cleanings at the dentist office are another important element to preventing tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, bone loss and, ultimately, tooth loss.

Having your teeth cleaned by Shine’s dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar (or calculus) that has built up on and in between your teeth — and even below your gum line. This gets rid of harmful oral bacteria that can damage your oral health.

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What can I expect during a preventive visit?

During your first visit at Shine, your dental team will assess your smile thoroughly, taking photos of every tooth, as well as x-rays and routine cancer screenings. Dr. Johnston will use this information to create your comprehensive dental health plan to address any ongoing issues and ensure you have a healthy smile for years to come. Her goal is for every patient to walk away educated on their treatment plan and the options available, and she is prepared to guide you through every step.

During your teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar and polish your teeth. They will also use a gentle probe to measure the health of your gums and offer recommendations for preventing gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Dr. Johnston may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, too.

Whether you’re due for a cleaning or are interested in ways to give your smile a little reboot, the knowledgeable team at Shine is ready to help. Call today to make your appointment.

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Call or Text 212-242-5344

Practice Entrance:
255 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Mailing Address:
250 W. 24th Street, Unit 1FW New York, NY 10011

Hours: Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 8AM-4PM
Wednesdays: 8AM-4PM
Thursdays: 10AM-5PM
Fridays: 8AM-2PM