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Do you brush your teeth everyday? How many times do you floss in a day? No matter the answer, it is recommended to schedule regular appointments for teeth cleanings to fight against tarter, plaque, cavities and gum disease . Our friendly dental hygienists and specialized dentists means that all of our patients walks out with a better smile. We have offices throughout northern California, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to call us.
Getting A Teeth Cleaning
Everyone tries hard to keep their teeth as clean and healthy as possible. There is no alternative for a cleaning from a dentist.
Dental prophylaxis is the medical term for a teeth cleaning. Its main purpose is to systematically clean your mouth where your toothbrush and floss can’t easily rich. Teeth cleaning benefits include:
- Removal of plaque – Even with the best brushing and flossing techniques, it is difficult to remove all the plaque and debris from your gums and teeth. Our specialized hygienists use multiple dental instruments to clean and remove any plaque buildup.
- Healthy gums – Gums that do not have a comprehensive teeth cleaning are prone to pain, bleeding, and gum disease. Bi-yearly teeth cleanings will help prevent against gum disease and gives you healthier and stronger gums.
- Better oral health – After your teeth cleaning you will leave your appointment with a cleaner and whiter smile. You may also find that your breath smells better after old bacteria and plaque are removed.
Patients that have their teeth cleaned every 6 months are less likely to have oral health problems such as gum disease, tooth decay or other illnesses of the mouth.
We would love to administer your next dental cleanings or talk to you about any questions or concerns you have pertaining to dental services or your oral health. Call us at any of our locations for information or to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Smile Time Dental?
We provide extensive dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Dental cleanings are administered by registered dental hygienists. When you come to our office for a teeth cleaning we make sure that we create an anxiety and stress free environment to ensure you have an enjoyable appointment. Call any of our offices throughout Northern California to schedule an appointment for a teeth cleaning.
Hygiene/Deep Cleanings FAQ
Q: Do you take my insurance?
A: We accept most insurance plans, but feel free to call us anytime and we can do a complimentary benefits check to see if you are covered.
Q: What is the cost of teeth cleanings?
A: Teeth cleanings are covered by most insurance providers, but if you are paying out of pocket, please contact our office to receive a price quote.
Q: Will my teeth cleaning hurt?
A: If it has been a while since your last teeth cleaning, there may be some discomfort from inflamed gums and sensitivity of teeth during or after your cleaning.
Q: What happens during a teeth cleaning?
A: On average a cleaning takes about 45 minutes. The dentist will remove plaque and polish and clean your teeth.
Q: When should I get my teeth cleaned?
A: The American Dental Association suggests to have a dental exam twice a year.
Q: How do I maintain clean teeth?
A: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day and floss twice a day and change your toothbrush every couple of months.