Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to have a professional cleaning at East Haddam Dental Associates twice each year. Using advanced equipment, professional cleaning eliminates tartar and plaque that has built up, and then polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, you can ask for tips on better home oral care and discover certain areas that may need more attention. A professional cleaning will give our dentists a chance to look for any issues in your mouth that may need care. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up your dental health, so make appointments for your family at our Moodus, CT location.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Did this provider answer all of your questions? Some were answered Does this dentist use current and safe equipment? Yes Was the chair you sat in during your dental procedure comfortable? Yes, it was comfortable Was the water they used during your teeth cleaning a comfortable temperature? Not really, it was a little uncomfortable Did this dentist pressure you to get any unnessary dental procedures? Absolutely! They wouldn't leave me alone!"- A. / Wellness / Aug 17, 2011
"Was this provider's staff friendly? Friendly Enough Did this provider ever take personal phone calls while in the appointment room with you? No, they've never taken personal calls with me Was the toothpaste used during your cleaning enjoyable? Yes Was it easy to find parking at this provider's office? Extremely easy, and close to the entrance"- A. / Wellness / Jan 09, 2012
"I love East Haddam Dental Associates so much, I’m not sure where to begin. Let’s start with the office staff; Always welcoming and friendly the staff makes me feel comfortable, just like I am at home. When I have appointments I usually arrive at least 45 minutes early simply because I like how the staff treats me. The lady behind the desk actually talks to me as if she likes me. Because 6 months between cleanings is so long, I try to stop by the office for a casual visit in between appointments, and even though they are surprised to see me they let me sit in the waiting room and just relax for a few minutes. The dentist, Dr. Goldman is always very nice and informative. I’m surprised by how much he knows about teeth and the dangers of tooth decay. I call him Josh because he also made me feel right at home and as if I was a friend. He provided excellent service and I will be coming here for all my future dental needs!"- S. / Google / May 27, 2021
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients to have a professional cleaning two times each year. Infants should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, we can help you decide if your child is old enough for a dental appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is treated. A professional cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you would like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a professional cleaning for your whole family at East Haddam Dental Associates.
What To Expect
Your dental cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which is hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale carefully without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a fine handheld instrument such as a scaler or curette will remove the remaining pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the buildup. After your teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following your cleaning.
We may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, our dentists or an assistant on our team will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your needs. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health, so be sure to attend your dental appointments at East Haddam Dental Associates.
A professional cleaning is a preventive treatment, so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your dental insurance to decide your coverage before we bill for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to us about payments we take and medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings twice a year at East Haddam Dental Associates in Moodus, CT. Our dental team can help both adults and children of any age to boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to clear away tartar and plaque buildup. As a vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may keep you from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to make appointments for your whole family.