Even if you have a great oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to get a professional dental cleaning at Implant & General Dentistry twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional dental cleaning removes tartar and plaque that has built up and then polishes the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your cleaning, you can ask for tips on caring for your teeth at home and discover certain areas that may need special care. A professional dental cleaning will give our team a chance to identify any problem areas in your mouth that may need additional attention. Routine cleanings are also essential in maintaining optimal oral health so make an appointment for you and your family at our Murfreesboro, TN location. Our seasoned dentist, Dr. Andrew Flipse, looks forward to meeting you and helping you attain a gorgeous, healthy smile.
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times a year. Babies should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, we can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next dental appointment. A professional cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is thoroughly removed. A cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you’d like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Implant & General Dentistry.
What To Expect
A professional cleaning starts by addressing the tartar and plaque that have built up on your enamel, which is difficult to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Special instruments are used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. First, a device with ultrasonic technology addresses large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld instruments, such as a scaler or curette, will remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. After your teeth have been cleaned, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed following your cleaning.
Dr. Flipse may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your cleaning, Dr. Flipse or an assistant on our team will help you develop a good home oral care routine by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your specific concerns. These are beneficial for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your dental appointments at Implant & General Dentistry.
A professional dental cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your insurance company to understand your coverage before we calculate any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to our office about payments we accept and medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings two times a year at Implant & General Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN. We help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional cleanings to remove tartar and plaque buildup. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a professional cleaning may keep you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later. Contact our office to schedule a cleaning for you and your family.