While many patients treat teeth cleanings like a formality, regular dental checkups are necessary to keep your teeth free of bacterial buildup that can result in potentially harmful dental conditions.
Our doctors at Benitez Dental Clinic recommend attending dental cleanings every 6 months. During these cleanings, our hygienists will remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup, which helps prevent more serious dental conditions like tooth decay and gum disease.
Once the hygienist has thoroughly cleaned your teeth, your dentist will examine your oral condition to get a sense of your dental health progress and let you know if there are any issues you need to address.
We recommend coming into our Mississauga dental office for a routine cleaning every six months.
The following is a brief list of advantages routine teeth cleanings provide:
- Eliminates plaque and tartar buildup
- Gets rid of teeth stains
- Allows your doctor to check for common dental issues, like gum disease or tooth decay
What to Expect During Your Teeth Cleaning
Gum Health Inspection
Good gum health is crucial for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Tartar buildup or gum disease will lead to gum recession, resulting in exposed tooth roots and even tooth loss over time. For these reasons, it’s important that we thoroughly examine your gums during each visit. If your doctor notices any signs of gum recession or gum disease, they will recommend further treatment to prevent your condition from worsening.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
While twice-daily brushing and flossing go a long way toward preserving your teeth, plaque and tartar will still accumulate over time. If allowed to remain on the teeth, this bacterial buildup will wreak havoc on your teeth and gums. The only way to remove plaque and tartar from those hard-to-reach or neglected areas of the mouth is by coming into our Mississauga dental office for professional teeth cleaning from one of our experienced dental hygienists. Once your teeth are cleaned, your hygienist will also remove any stains and give them a final polish for that super clean feeling.
Finally, your doctor will give your newly cleaned teeth a brief examination. In addition to physically examining your teeth, the doctor will consult your chart and x-rays to help them zero in on any problem areas or troubling patterns. The dentist might recommend further treatment or give you tips and advice on how to slow or reverse tooth decay, inflammation or gum recession. We would be happy to answer any questions you have or to hear about any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you’ve experienced.
The Cost of a Teeth Cleaning in Allentown
Routine checkups and cleanings are such a great way to treat and prevent dental problems that most insurance companies will nearly cover the entire cost. If you don’t have dental insurance, expect to pay between $120 to $300 per visit.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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