Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, deposits of tartar and plaque can still collect on the teeth and gums. To remove these deposits and keep your oral health in check, it's important to receive at least two professional dental cleanings a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual professional teeth cleaning removes built-up plaque and tartar and polishes the enamel to produce a brighter, healthier smile. After your cleaning, you will get tips from our team that will help you care for your teeth at home. You will also learn if there are any areas of your mouth that may require special attention, such as the molars. A professional dental cleaning will give our team of experienced dentists the opportunity to identify any problem areas that may require treatment. Receiving a professional dental cleaning is an important aspect of every oral health routine so be sure to schedule an appointment for yourself and your family at our Cromwell, CT office. Our staff at Preferred Dental of Cromwell will make you feel comfortable and at ease all throughout your visit.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that all people receive professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. Babies should have their first dental exam before they turn one. After this, our team will help you determine when your child is ready for their next dental appointment. Prophylaxis cleanings are an excellent treatment for cavity prevention. Our dental hygienists use advanced tools to scale and polish the teeth, removing plaque and tartar deposits. A dental cleaning can also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Preferred Dental of Cromwell.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
A professional cleaning begins with removing the plaque and tartar that have collected on your teeth, which can be difficult to treat on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld instruments (like a curette or scaler) will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to ensure that all of the tartar and plaque is expelled. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. At this point, our dentists may apply a fluoride treatment for additional protection against tooth decay.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Our team may advise you to receive cleanings more frequently if you are diagnosed with gum disease or another condition that requires regular treatment. During your cleaning, we can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your specific concerns. Our instructions and advice can help you take your oral care to the next level if you are struggling with certain aspects of oral hygiene or have certain areas of your mouth that require special attention. To ensure that your oral health is kept in check, you should continue to schedule and attend your twice-yearly professional cleanings at our Cromwell, CT office.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A professional dental cleaning is considered a preventive treatment so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your provider to determine your specific coverage and then calculate any out-of-pocket costs. Even if you do not have dental insurance, we accept a range of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. Our Cromwell, CT team works closely with patients to ensure that they receive the dental care they need at a price they can afford so don't hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your smile healthy and bright when you receive dental cleanings twice a year at Preferred Dental of Cromwell. Our experienced team of dentists works closely with patients of all ages to improve their oral and overall health with teeth cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. An important part of every proactive dental care routine, a professional cleaning can save you and your family from having to undergo more extensive and costly treatments later down the line. Contact our Cromwell, CT office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family.