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 West Bridgewater Dental twice each year. Using advanced equipment, our skilled, caring team performs professional cleanings to eliminate tartar and plaque buildup and then polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, we provide tips on proper home care to help you maintain a healthy smile between dental cleanings. A professional cleaning will give our board-certified dentists the opportunity to evaluate your mouth and identify any oral concerns that may need care. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up your dental health so make appointments for you and your family at our West Bridgewater, MA location today.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning at least two times each year. Infants should visit the dentist before their first birthday. Following this initial visit, our dentists can help you decide when your child's next dental appointment should be scheduled. A professional dental cleaning may help you and your family avoid cavities by removing accumulated plaque bacteria, the main cause of tooth decay. A professional cleaning will also remove tartar and surface stains from your teeth for a whiter, more attractive smile. If you'd like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for professional cleanings for your whole family at West Bridgewater Dental.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Your dental cleaning will start by removing the tartar and plaque deposits from your teeth, which are difficult to eliminate at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to gently scale and remove buildup without affecting the tooth structure. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens areas of plaque and tartar with a fine water mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a special handheld instrument, such as a scaler or curette, will be used to gently remove the remaining deposits. Our team is very thorough and will clean every tooth to ensure plaque and tartar buildup is eliminated. Once your teeth are cleaned, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove surface stains. A professional fluoride treatment may be given following your cleaning if requested or needed.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Our skilled dentists may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal (gum) disease. Throughout your treatment, our dentists, hygienists, and clinical team will recommend dental products and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques based on your specific needs to help you create a home care routine for good oral health. Keeping routine dental cleanings is advantageous for your dental health, smile, and overall health, and can minimize treatment requirements and further expense. To maintain a healthy, happy smile and lasting oral health, be sure to attend your dental appointments at West Bridgewater Dental.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A professional cleaning is a preventive treatment and is typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can contact your dental insurance provider to understand your coverage and help you determine if any personal expense will be required. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to our knowledgeable team about payment options and medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at West Bridgewater Dental. Our talented team helps both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings performed to remove plaque and tartar buildup. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may help prevent future oral pain and invasive treatments. Contact our West Bridgewater, MA office today to schedule dental cleaning appointments for you and your family.