Cleaning your teeth every day at home is only part of a successful routine. Having your teeth cleaned by a dental professional is also an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional cleanings remove the dental plaque and tartar which build up in your mouth despite your regular home care. Regular cleanings enable early diagnosis and can prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Dentists and Dental Hygienists usually recommend having your teeth cleaned every six months in most cases. Cleanings are scheduled in conjunction with your regular dental check-ups. Grace Dental offers a variety of scheduling options.
How is a Professional Teeth Cleaning Done?
A professional teeth cleaning is a procedure in which your dentist or hygienist uses a variety of instruments to help deep clean your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. The professional may initially use an ultrasonic cleaner and a water sprayer to loosen and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. And continue by gently scraping any additional plaque and tartar using specialized tools. There may be only mild discomfort during this part of the teeth cleaning. The cleaning is completed after the professional brushes your teeth with a rotary toothbrush and a special type of toothpaste that polishes and cleans your teeth.
Teeth Cleaning Costs
Most dental insurance plans will cover the entire cost of the cleaning as a preventative measure, and therefore you may not have any out of pocket expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, or the teeth cleaning is not covered under your policy, we have many options available to make your routine teeth cleaning affordable. Contact us to learn about what options we have available for you!
It’s important to remember that even if you brush and floss regularly at home it is not the same as a professional teeth cleaning. It’s extremely important to get your teeth cleaned by a dentist or hygienists twice a year so that you can prevent major dental problems. Call Grace Dental today to schedule your teeth cleaning.