Dental Cleanings Overview
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to get a professional dental cleaning at Contemporary Dentistry twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools and laser teeth cleaning, a bi-annual professional dental cleaning eliminates plaque and tartar that has built up while polishing the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your cleaning, you can get tips on caring for your teeth at home and learn if there are any areas that need special attention. A professional dental cleaning will give dentist Dr. Kathy Jacobsen the opportunity to identify any problem areas in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a professional dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining your oral health, so schedule an appointment for yourself and your family at our Gilbert, AZ office.
Best Candidates for Professional Dental Cleanings
The American Dental Association (ADA) advises people to schedule professional dental cleanings twice a year. Babies should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, Dr. Jacobsen will help you determine when your child is ready for their first dental appointment. A professional cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Contemporary Dentistry.
What To Expect from Professional Dental Cleanings
A professional cleaning starts by removing the plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth, which can be difficult to treat on your own no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to scale without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld instruments like a curette or scaler will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. Dr. Jacobsen also uses laser teeth cleaning to provide a deeper and more effective cleaning. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be performed after the cleaning.
Follow-Up for Professional Dental Cleanings
Dr. Jacobsen may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with concerns like gum disease. During your cleaning, Dr. Jacobsen or a member of her team can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your specific concerns. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet, so make sure you schedule and go to your dental cleanings at Contemporary Dentistry.
Insurance Coverage for Professional Dental Cleanings
A professional dental cleaning is considered a preventative procedure, so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your specific coverage and then calculate any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to Dr. Jacobsen about the payments we accept, including medical financing and our Smiles Club membership.
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Proactive Dental Care
Keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings twice a year at Contemporary Dentistry in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Jacobsen and her team work with patients of all ages to improve their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove built-up tartar and plaque. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your family.