Dental Cleanings in South tampa

Why might I need a dental cleaning?

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.

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Did you know…

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Regular dental cleanings can help prevent more than just oral health issues?

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Dental Cleaning Process at Tampa Smile Co

Oral Exam

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.

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Plaque and Tartar Removal

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.

Teeth Polishing

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.

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Flossing & Fluoride Treatment

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.

Did you know…

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Untreated gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults?


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How often should I visit the dentist for a cleaning?

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.

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Is a dental cleaning painful?

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.

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How long does a dental cleaning take?

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.

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Is Dental Cleaning Covered by Insurance?

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.

Did you know…

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Using mouthwash immediately after brushing your teeth can actually reduce the effectiveness of your toothpaste?

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