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.
Professional Teeth Cleaning Services
Maintaining a healthy smile requires practicing good oral hygiene habits and scheduling regular teeth cleaning appointments.
At Dental Choice, you can easily schedule teeth cleaning appointments at one of our several convenient locations across Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.
During these visits, our dental professionals can identify issues such as cavities and infections that may otherwise go unnoticed. Despite regular brushing and flossing, some areas in your mouth can be hard to reach, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
By scheduling regular teeth cleanings, we can detect any problems early on and devise an effective treatment plan to address them.
What To Know About Teeth Cleaning
Many individuals feel uneasy about teeth cleaning, often due to prodding and occasional jaw discomfort. However, this is usually a straightforward and painless procedure. By scheduling a teeth cleaning appointment with Dental Choice, you can maintain healthy teeth and gums. The professional teeth cleaning process typically involves three steps: scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment.
Scaling –The scaler is used to gently scrape away areas of hard calculus or tartar buildup on your teeth during the scaling process
Polishing –After tartar removal, your teeth are ready for polishing. This step eliminates minor stains from your enamel and creates a smooth surface that’s free of bacteria and plaque.
Fluoride –Following your cleaning, it’s often recommended that you receive a fluoride treatment. Fluoride can further strengthen your enamel and is available in rinse, gel, foam, or varnish form.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Cleanings
Why should I get my teeth cleaned?
What happens during a teeth 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 treatment 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 dental sedation services.
How much does a dental teeth 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 the 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.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment Today!
If you’re looking for dental professionals you can trust for your next teeth cleaning appointment, look no further than Dental Choice. Schedule your teeth cleaning appointment online with us today and experience the benefits of a healthy smile!