teeth cleaning

Why should I get my teeth cleaned?

Regular dental cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health and keeping teeth and gums in excellent condition. Our dental hygienists perform comprehensive cleanings (called scaling) to remove hardened plaque (tartar) that brushing and flossing alone can’t get. Getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis (anywhere from 3-6 months) will help keep tartar at bay.


What happens at a cleaning appointment?

During each dental cleaning appointment at Dental Choice, our Registered Dental Hygienist will scale your teeth to remove tartar and hard deposits found both above and underneath the gum line. Then our hygienists will perform a polish to remove stains and will review if fluoride may be a benefit for you. All the steps performed are done to help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.


Can getting my teeth cleaned improve my overall health?

Regular dental cleanings and proper home care are not only important for maintaining oral health, but also for your overall health. Scientific evidence suggests that periodontal disease is linked to other conditions in the body including heart disease and diabetes.

It is believed that gum disease allows the bacteria in the mouth to access the bloodstream. These harmful bacteria can circulate through the body to other systems where they can increase the likelihood of disease. Also, signs of osteoporosis and other conditions may first show up in the mouth.


What if I’m nervous or anxious about getting my teeth cleaned?

Our Dental Hygienists believe in the importance of patient communication and in keeping patients fully informed during each office visit. This is why we encourage patients to ask as many questions as they wish. The team members at each Dental Choice office are aiming to help patients feel at ease during their cleaning and throughout the treatment process. If you have dental anxiety, we have several options to help alleviate your stress including sedation services.


How much does a dental cleaning cost?

Cleanings are considered routine procedures; however, patients may end up having variables that impact the price. Some of these factors include the condition of a patient’s mouth, the use of sedation, and the length of time between previous cleanings.

It’s important to note that the cost of regular dental cleanings is less than more extensive dental procedures. Therefore, it’s helpful to keep up with your preventative check-ups.


For more information or to book an appointment, contact a Dental Choice clinic near you. We’re here to help.

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