You probably know that for you to maintain optimal oral health you should brush and floss your teeth daily. However, even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Over time, this buildup can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. A professional dental cleaning can remove this buildup, preventing further damage to your teeth and gums.
Regular dental cleanings can help prevent more than just oral health issues?
Our dental hygienist will begin by examining your teeth and gums to identify any problem areas or areas that require special attention during the cleaning.
Using specialized tools, your hygienist will carefully remove any plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth and along your gum line. This process may take several minutes to complete.
Once all the plaque and tartar have been removed, our hygienist will polish your teeth to remove any surface stains and give your smile a bright, shiny appearance.
After polishing your teeth, our hygienist will floss between your teeth to remove any remaining debris. Finally, a fluoride treatment will be applied to help protect your teeth against future cavities.
Untreated gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults?
It's recommended that you visit the dentist for a cleaning every 6 months. However, your dentist may recommend more frequent cleanings depending on your individual needs.
A dental cleaning should not be painful. However, if you have sensitive teeth or gums, you may experience some discomfort during the cleaning process. If you are experiencing pain, be sure to let your dental hygienist know so they can make adjustments to help you feel more comfortable.
A routine dental cleaning typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes. However, the length of your appointment may vary based on your individual needs and any additional treatments that may be necessary.
Many dental insurance plans cover routine dental cleanings. However, coverage may vary based on your individual plan. Please contact your insurance provider for more information.
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