Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to schedule a dental cleaning at People's Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual dental cleaning treats plaque and tartar while polishing your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. During your treatment, you can get tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and learn if there are any areas that need extra attention. A dental cleaning will give our dental team the opportunity to check for any areas of concern in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a dental cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your oral health, so schedule an appointment at our Springfield, MA office.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The American Dental Association (ADA) advises people to schedule professional dental cleanings twice per year. Children should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, our team will help you determine when your child is ready for their next appointment. A cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup (the primary cause of cavities) is removed. A dental cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you want to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your overall health, and save money in the long run, schedule a dental cleaning at People's Dental.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Your cleaning will begin by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, which can be challenging to treat on your own no matter how often you brush and floss. Professional equipment is used to scale without harming the tooth. To begin, an ultrasonic device breaks up bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld tools like a curette or scaler will be used to remove any remaining buildup. Each tooth needs to be treated individually to get all the plaque and tartar. Once the teeth have been scaled, the enamel will be polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment will be completed after the cleaning.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Our team may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with conditions such as gum disease. During your appointment, we can help you create a routine for good oral health at home by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your concerns. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet, so make sure you schedule and attend dental cleanings at People's Dental.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A dental cleaning is considered a preventive procedure, so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance to determine your specific coverage and then charge for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please ask us about the different payment methods we accept, including medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your mouth healthy with professional dental cleanings twice per year at People's Dental in Springfield, MA. Our team works with patients of all ages to improve their overall health with dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional dental cleaning can save your family from problems and extensive treatments later. Contact our team to schedule appointments for yourself and your family.