Regular teeth cleanings, also known as prophylaxis, are essential to maintaining good oral health. It is recommended to schedule dental cleanings twice a year to keep your smile healthy and prevent future dental problems.
Here are the key reasons why regular teeth cleanings are important:
Plaque contains bacteria which can cause bad breath. Removing it will naturally improve the smell.
Your Aspen Dental care team can catch early signs of dental problems during cleanings, such as cavities and gum disease, and prevent them from getting worse. Learn about early detection services.
Your dental hygienist will meticulously clean the surfaces of your teeth and above the gumlines. Using a scaler, they’ll scrap away plaque and tartar buildup to prevent future problems, and gently remove any stubborn stains. A final polish shines and cleans your tooth enamel.
Need to stop the progression of gum infection, also known as periodontal disease? A periodontal cleaning (dental deep cleaning) targets bacteria that have extended deep below the gum line. Scaling involves meticulous removal of these deposits from the tooth surfaces and pockets, while root planing focuses on smoothing the root surfaces to facilitate gum reattachment and prevent bacterial growth.
Periodontal maintenance is a specialized cleaning performed periodically to keep periodontal disease in remission. It’s a great way to keep up with your gum health after your initial periodontal cleaning with your Aspen Dental care team.
The cost of a dental cleaning at Aspen Dental can vary based on factors such as location, specific services needed and individual treatment plans. Typically, a routine dental cleaning can range from $80 to $175 without insurance coverage. Prices may differ depending on your specific needs and any additional treatments recommended by the dentist. To get an accurate estimate, contact your nearest Aspen Dental office.
If you’re new to dental cleanings, or just haven’t had one in a while, here are some commonly asked questions that will give you an idea of what to expect.
Your Aspen Dental hygienist removes plaque, tartar and surface stains from your teeth. They target areas above and below the gumline using specialized tools. The procedure includes teeth polishing to create a smooth, gleaming surface. Regular dental cleanings contribute to preventing cavities, gum disease and bad breath.
Regular teeth cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing dental problems. Professional cleaning effectively remove plaque, tartar and stains that regular brushing and flossing may miss. Addressing these buildups can significantly reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease and bad breath.
The frequency of teeth cleanings depends on your personal needs, but it's generally recommended to schedule professional cleanings every six months. These regular appointments play a pivotal role in preventing dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.
The process typically takes about an hour depending on the amount of plaque and tartar buildup, the overall health of your teeth and gums, and whether any additional procedures, like X-rays, are being performed. Regular dental cleanings help maintain optimal oral hygiene and prevent potential dental issues.
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