Schedule a Regular Teeth Cleaning to Prevent Cavities
To maintain the quality of your teeth and gums, you want to keep up with good oral hygiene. Regular visits to the dentist are the perfect way to do that. Having good oral health habits is easy with bi-annual teeth cleanings every 6 months.
If it’s your first time at our dental office, we will provide a thorough dental exam to assess your teeth and come up with a preventative plan. Most teeth cleanings consist of:
- A physical exam - A small mirror is used to check your teeth and gums for gingivitis or other problems
- Removal of plaque and tartar - A small tool is used to pick and scrape at your teeth and around your gum line to remove tartar and plaque that’s hardened on your teeth over time
- Gritty toothpaste cleaning - A high powered toothbrush gently scrubs your teeth
- Professional flossing - A deep floss between your teeth that locates potential trouble spots
- Rinsing - Removal of any other debris from your mouth
- Application of a fluoride treatment - A protectant for your teeth to fight cavities for an extended period of time until your next cleaning
Professional Teeth Cleaning for Adults
Every six months, it’s important to schedule a teeth cleaning to prevent cavities and tooth loss. Our teeth cleanings will remove the hardened bacteria that your toothbrush can’t get to alone. This is also the perfect time to ask your dentist what areas of your mouth might need special attention while you brush and floss regularly. You can also expect your dentist to perform an oral cancer screening or take x-rays to really examine your teeth. If we find cavities during the exam, we also offer filling options, including tooth-colored for an almost invisible appearance.
Teeth Cleaning for Children
Kids can be pretty nervous to go to the dentist no matter how many times they’ve been already. We want to provide the utmost care and attention to your child to maintain their oral health for years to come. It’s important to take your kid to the dentist starting six months after their teeth begin to grow. Even if the teeth cleanings come when they’re a little older, it will get them used to the office.
During a child’s dental cleaning, you can expect all the same procedures you would expect in your adult teeth cleaning, from the removal of plaque buildup to floss and polish for each tooth. You can’t rely on kids to maintain good oral hygiene alone, especially with their diets. Make sure you’re preventing bad habits by taking your kids to Dousman.
Why Schedule Regular Teeth Cleanings?
Regular teeth cleanings are essential to ensuring your teeth are fully clean, and you’ll receive future protection with a fluoride treatment. Teeth cleanings are also important for spotting potential oral issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Other than providing insight on oral health issues, regular teeth cleanings are also good for removing tooth discoloration and freshening your breath. You’ll leave our office with a happy and healthy smile every time.
REAL Cost of Teeth Cleanings
The cost of adult teeth cleanings can range between $90 to $120 for those without insurance. The cost for a kid’s teeth cleaning will cost around $65 to $100 without insurance. Dousman offers flexible payment plans when you need help maintaining your oral health. We can also contact your insurance company to help you understand your insurance coverage.
Contact Dousman Family Dentistry to schedule regular teeth cleanings for you and your family today.