Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you have a perfect at-home oral hygiene routine, it's still beneficial for you to receive dental cleanings at Finest City Dental twice each year. Using advanced equipment, dental cleanings address the built-up tartar and plaque that coats your teeth. Following the plaque removal, your teeth will be polished for a healthier, brighter smile. After your treatment, you can ask for tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home. The team member that performs your cleaning can highlight certain areas of your mouth that might require extra attention when providing your detailed oral care instructions. A dental cleaning appointment will give general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey a chance to evaluate the overall condition of your mouth and detect any issues. Having a professional dental cleaning is a crucial step in keeping your oral health in check so be sure to schedule an appointment at our San Diego, CA location.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that patients have a professional cleaning two times every year. Children should visit the dentist before they turn one. After this initial visit, Dr. Dovey, who has extensive pediatric dentistry experience, can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Receiving a professional cleaning can help people of any age avoid cavities because built-up plaque, which is the primary cause of tooth decay, is removed in the process. A dental cleaning will also expel stains and tartar from your teeth. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your overall health, and avoid spending additional money on extensive treatments later on, schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning at Finest City Dental.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Your cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup on your enamel, which is challenging to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Professional equipment is used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To begin, a device with ultrasonic technology breaks up large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools, such as a scaler or curette, will remove any remaining buildup. Every tooth will be treated individually to ensure that all the plaque and tartar is expelled. After your teeth have been scaled, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove any stains. If needed or requested, a professional fluoride treatment will be administered following your cleaning.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Dr. Dovey may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your appointment, Dr. Dovey or a member of his team will help you formulate an at-home routine to maintain your oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that will focus on your unique concerns. The education our office provides patients is advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your professional cleaning appointments at Finest City Dental.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A dental cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage before we charge for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Dovey about payments we accept, as well as medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help to keep your mouth healthy by receiving bi-annual professional dental cleanings at Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA. Dr. Dovey and his team help both adults and children boost their overall oral health with dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup, which prevents a host of potential issues. A vital treatment in any preventive oral health plan, attending professional dental cleanings twice-yearly can keep you and your family from experiencing problems and undergoing extensive treatments in the future. Call our dental office if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dovey.