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Dental Cleaning

 Smiling woman pointing at her healthy smile. Preventive dental cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth healthy throughout your lifespan, but it goes further than that. Oral health is vital for overall wellness. Our trained dental team at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry is ready and available to assist you with your next dental cleaning.

Do All Dental Insurance Packages Cover Dental Cleaning Services?

Due to preventive dental cleanings being an essential aspect of overall health, most dental insurance companies include it in their coverage. When selecting a dental insurance package, check for information on diagnostic and preventative care coverage. Please make sure you comprehend the limitations and frequency of preventive care. For more information about dental information and diagnosis, contact our skilled team.

Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Some of the advantages of preventative dental cleanings include:
•  Assist in decreasing your chance of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental disorders that may impact other areas of your health.
•  Assisting in the early detection of dental issues, which may reduce the cost and extent of treatment.
•  They assist in promoting good oral health practices, helping reduce oral problems associated with chronic medical diseases such as diabetes, particular malignancies, osteoporosis, and those recovering from eating disorders. Many people overlook the fact that even seemingly unrelated medical issues can have an impact on oral health.

What Does the Dentist Do During a Teeth Cleaning?

Plaque Removal

The dentist will use water and a dental scraper (also called an explorer) or laser cleaning device to remove plaque build-up on your teeth. This will expose the white tooth under it.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing removes plaque build up from both the top of your teeth surfaces and beneath them at their roots. The process also gets rid of tartar-hardened bacteria that form when plaque mixes with saliva in your mouth over time. The dentist removes tartar from your teeth's surface layer with an ultrasonic scaler or files, then smooths out any rough spots on the tooth roots.

Application of Gritty Toothpaste

After all the plaque and tartar are removed, the dentist applies a gritty toothpaste to your teeth, which helps to remove any debris and surface stains. A high-speed water sprayer (also known as an air/water syringe) is used to rinse away all the toothpaste residues.

Fluoride Application

Finally, the teeth are polished, and fluoride is applied to the surface of the teeth to help prevent the further build up of plaque that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This also leaves your teeth whiter than when you started.

How Often Do I Need a Professional Dental Cleaning?

You should have a dental cleaning every six months, as suggested by the American Dental Association. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, or other symptoms you may need to be seen sooner so the dentist can determine what needs to be done. Call us at (971) 414-3994 if you'd like to schedule an appointment for teeth cleaning at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry.

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