A professional teeth cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist is vital to your health. Teeth cleaning not only removes build up like plaque and tartar, but it also proactively protects you from tooth loss and gum disease. Brushing and flossing at home is important, but it can’t be the only thing you do for your oral health.
Tru Family Dental offers routine teeth cleaning and accepts most insurance plans. Our experienced staff is trained in the latest techniques and technologies to offer you and your family the best dental care. Our state-of-the-art dental equipment thoroughly cleans above and below the gumline.
How often should I have a dental cleaning?
Most patients require a through dental hygiene appointment twice a year as prescribed by the dentist. Patients suffering from periodontal disease may need additional services.
What should I expect during a teeth cleaning?
A regular teeth cleaning is a painless procedure and typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour. The first part of the cleaning will involve the dental hygienist using an ultrasonic cleaner to remove plaque and tartar from both above and below the gumline. Next, the hygienist will polish your teeth, then he or she will floss your teeth and give you a strengthening fluoride treatment. The dentist will come in at the end of the appointment to do an examination. An additional appointment may be set up based on need.
What are the benefits of a routine teeth cleaning?
Aside from a brighter smile, a routine teeth cleaning protects you from larger oral issues, like gum disease, tooth loss and tooth decay. A regular teeth cleaning allows your dentist to spot early signs of teeth or gum issues, so you don’t have the expensive cost of more extensive dental procedures, such as periodontal treatment or oral surgery.