Teeth cleaning FAQs
You should book an appointment for a complete dental examination and dental hygiene therapy so that your condition can be evaluated, and an evidence-based recommendation for your care can be provided to you. Following the specific recommendations of your dental team with respect to frequency of dental hygiene therapy for adequate maintenance of your periodontal health is important.
Teeth cleaning procedures are performed by trained dental hygienists and do not damage teeth, but are intended to remove the hard deposit that has accumulated on the surface of the tooth/root to promote healing of your tissues.
A dental cleaning is intended to monitor your oral health, remove biofilm, bacterial toxins, debris, and tartar, and polish the teeth for a bright and refreshed appearance. By doing so, it allows your gums to heal from inflammation caused by these irritants.
Depending on your oral homecare routine, your ideal hygiene care schedule may change. If you have a solid routine where you brush 2-3 times and floss every day, and you also don’t use any form of tobacco or other recreational drugs, you might be able to see us every 6 months. If you have current oral health issues, or your oral health routine hasn’t been adequate, you might need to see us for periodontal care every 3-4 months until your gums show evidence of adequate healing.
Yes, dental cleanings are an absolutely essential part of maintaining overall health. Serious systemic health problems are enhanced by the changes that cause inflammation and breakdown in the mouth, including tooth loss.
Yes, dental hygiene therapy is typically covered under basic care in dental benefits plans. You should contact your benefits provider to obtain the specific coverage details of your plan.
We will begin by diagnosing your oral disease, and present that to you while also discussing areas that require additional attention. We will address your questions and concerns regarding your current dental condition so that you are able to fully comprehend your needs. As a result, the length of your appointment will depend on the severity of your oral condition, and the amount of plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.
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