Overview of Teeth Cleanings
Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial to have a professional cleaning at All About Smiles twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional cleaning eliminates tartar and plaque that has built up in your teeth. During your cleaning, Dr. Brett Cotham also polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, you can ask for tips about taking care of your teeth at home. A professional cleaning also gives us a chance to look for any issues in your mouth that may need additional care. A dental cleaning is a vital step in keeping up your dental health so make an appointment for yourself or your family at our Rogers, AR location.
Best Candidates for Teeth Cleanings
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times each year. Infants should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, Dr. Cotham can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A 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 All About Smiles.
What To Expect from Teeth Cleanings
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 buildup 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 it and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following your cleaning.
Teeth Cleaning Follow-Up
We may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Cotham 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 All About Smiles.
Insurance Coverage for Teeth Cleaning
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 understand 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.
Plan Your Procedure
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at All About Smiles in Rogers, AR. Dr. Cotham helps both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque buildup. 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.