Dental Cleaning Overview
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.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
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 with Dental Cleaning
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.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
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.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
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.