Teeth cleaning also referred to as professional dental cleaning, is a simple treatment that can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance.
Although regular brushing and flossing at home helps to remove bacteria and food particles in your mouth, there are some areas that are difficult to clean. Certain kinds of bacteria, like tartar (hardened plaque), can only be removed using professional tools in the dentist’s office. Without professional cleaning, almost every single person develops some form of gum disease or dental decay.
If you’ve been avoiding a professional teeth cleaning, don’t be intimidated. Belpre Dental Studio is a judgment-free environment.
Not Your Average Dental Cleaning
As with any type of service, there is a wide range of quality in dental care. At Belpre Dental Studio, we have chosen to prioritize high-quality care and the best interests of our patients.
As an out-of-network provider, your care at Belpre Dental Studio is based on what’s best for you! Our cleanings are twice as long as the average so we can provide a gentle, relaxing experience and be as thorough as necessary to preserve your smile for a lifetime. The time required to optimize dental health and appearance is very personal to each patient, including YOU. One size does not fit all.
At Belpre Dental Studio, we create an outstanding experience by combining:
- An understanding of YOUR desired outcome
- Our professional ethics
- State-of-the-art skills, technology, and expertise
- Freedom from artificial limitations (by third party payors like Dental Insurance Carriers) on the treatments or time allowed
- Spa atmosphere
Reasons to Get Professional Dental Cleanings
Without professional teeth cleaning, plaque and tartar can build up causing staining, discoloration, and decay. Worse, missing regular cleaning appointments can result in gum disease, underlying bone deterioration, bad breath, and tooth loss.
For most patients, Dr. Huffman recommends a professional dental cleaning every six months. As with all health, prevention is best.
What to Expect
Teeth cleaning is combined with visual examination during routine dental visits that take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the condition of your teeth.
During your cleaning, we will examine your mouth using a small mirror and powerful magnification to check around your teeth and gums for plaque and tartar, stains, chips and cracks, signs of gum inflammation, and other oral concerns. We will also look for any abnormal oral tissues, called an oral cancer screening. Our high-tech Intra-Oral Cameras can show you what we find!
Safe and instant, digital X-rays capture incredible detail, allowing for ideal diagnostic capability and early cavity detection. You will be able to view your X-rays on our Digital HD monitors.
Plaque and tartar removal
Next, the hygienist will remove plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth, focusing on the areas between the teeth and near the gum line where bacteria congregate and that are not accessible while performing self-care at home.
Gritty toothpaste polishing
After tartar removal, we will use a high-powered electric polisher and gritty toothpaste to gently scrub and polish your teeth.
The hygienist will floss carefully between your teeth, cleaning potential trouble areas that you rarely reach when flossing at home.
If needed, we may use a liquid fluoride rinse to remove any additional debris from your mouth.
Depending on age, tooth development, and need, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel and help deter cavities.
Consistent, professional dental cleanings are a key component of maintaining your oral health. Even in cases where extensive dental treatment is required, a thorough teeth cleaning will often be the first step to restoring your oral health.
Ready for a Dental Cleaning?
If you’re due for teeth cleaning, have concerns about your mouth, or feel anxious about the teeth cleaning procedure, please contact our office so we can help you. We are happy to assist you and are ready to help you relax, enjoy your experience, and take control of your dental health.