Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to schedule bi-annual dental cleanings at Chestnut Hill Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual dental cleaning removes built-up plaque and tartar and polishes your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. During your treatment, you will be taught 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 team of talented dental professionals the opportunity to check for any areas of concern that might require additional treatment. Getting a dental cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your oral health, so schedule an appointment at our Chestnut Hill, MA office.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests men, women, and children of all ages schedule professional dental cleanings twice per year. Children should get their first dental exam and cleaning before their first birthday. After their first visit, our team will help you determine when your child is ready for their next appointment. A cleaning can help prevent cavities since plaque buildup, (the leading cause of tooth decay) is removed at that time. 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 Chestnut Hill 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 carefully scale buildup without harming your teeth. 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 concerns like gum disease. During your appointment, a member of our team can help you design a routine for 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 Chestnut Hill 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 provider to determine your specific coverage and then charge for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to a staff member about the different payment methods we accept, including medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your mouth healthy with professional dental cleanings twice per year at Chestnut Hill Dental in Chestnut Hill, MA. Our team of highly trained dental professionals work with patients of all ages to improve their overall oral health with dental cleanings to remove built-up tartar and plaque. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, professional dental cleanings can save your family from problems and invasive treatments later. Contact our team to schedule appointments for yourself and your family.