Professional Cleanings

Keeping your teeth clean is essential for a healthy lifestyle! The fact is, dental care affects your entire body. For instance, gum disease or inflammation of the gums can cause other medical conditions such as an increased risk of blood clots. Though routine brushing and flossing will minimize the risk, bacteria can still stay on the teeth.

That’s where we come in! At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we have excellent, experienced hygienists who are specially trained to remove harmful bacteria from the teeth and below the gumline. Doing so helps maintain a healthy mouth and body.

WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CLEANING?

Professional dental cleanings are performed by a licensed dental hygienist. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, our team includes highly-skilled professionals who want your teeth to be well taken care of. We take many steps to ensure that our patients’ teeth are clean and free of any bacteria or decay. We use specialized tools to remove any plaque or tartar buildup during your regular appointment that could cause decay, cavities, and gum disease.

HOW ARE PROFESSIONAL CLEANINGS DONE?

Typically, a dental hygienist performs your teeth cleaning. They will tailor the cleaning to fit each patients’ unique needs and tooth structure. The cleaning begins with an oral examination, head and neck examination, and cancer screening. This examination is performed to evaluate your teeth, gum tissue, and overall oral health. After this, the cleaning begins. Your hygienist will use specialized instruments to remove any built-up plaque or tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. After plaque and tartar are removed, the teeth will be polished, cleaned, and treated with fluoride. All of this will leave your teeth sparkling and feeling great when you leave our office.

STEPS OF A TEETH CLEANING:

  • Oral exam, head and neck exam, and cancer screening
  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Surface stain removal
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride treatment

WHEN SHOULD I GET A PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING?

Most patients come in for a professional teeth cleaning twice a year. This is the standard set by most dental and health associations. However, some patients may require more frequent teeth cleanings than others. This is due to many factors such as pregnancy, tobacco use, and vulnerability to decay. By speaking with our dental team here at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we can help create a unique plan for your routine checkups and cleanings.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Dental cleanings are an essential part of making sure you have a beautiful smile and a healthy body. Flossing and brushing at home is important, but hard-to-reach bacteria can only be addressed through special care. For an appointment with one of our dentists here at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, call our office or fill out an online form. We are happy to provide stunning smiles for our patients in the Reno, Nevada area and surrounding communities.