As any dentist will tell you, the best way to treat serious dental issues is to stop them from developing in the first place. Through routine dental cleanings and checkups, our doctors and hygienists at Misch Implant Dentistry will eliminate bacterial buildup and work closely with you to find a preventative treatment plan that works best for your oral condition and keep your smile healthy for years to come.
The Advantages of Teeth Cleaning
Good at-home oral hygiene habits such as twice-daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining a long-lasting smile. But, no matter how well you take care of your teeth at home, plaque and tartar buildup will still occur, eventually resulting in cavities, tooth infection, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
The only way to eliminate this harmful bacterial buildup is by getting a professional teeth cleaning at least every six months. Only our doctors and hygienists have the training and specialized tools necessary for removing hard-to-reach plaque and tartar.
Routine cleanings also provide a perfect opportunity for your doctor to examine your oral condition for any early warning signs of developing dental health issues, including oral cancer, gum disease, cavities, and more.
The following is a brief list of advantages routine teeth cleanings provide:
- Eliminates plaque and tartar buildup
- Reduces teeth stains
- Allows your doctor to check for common dental health issues
- Ensures your teeth and gums stay healthy
What to Expect During Your Routine Teeth Cleaning
Gum Health Inspection
When it comes to your oral health, healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth. Tartar buildup can often lead to gum disease and gum recession, resulting in exposed tooth roots and even tooth loss. That’s why our specialists take time to closely examine the condition of your gums before cleaning your teeth. If we notice any signs of gum recession or gum disease, we will recommend further treatment to prevent your condition from getting worse.
Plaque and Tartar Removal
Once we’ve inspected your gums, your hygienist will begin your teeth cleaning. We use specialized dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. This cleaning will also help reduce tooth stains and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Once finished, the hygienist will give your teeth a quick polish to keep them sparkling and slow down bacterial buildup.
Finally, your doctor will give your newly cleaned teeth a brief examination. In addition to physically examining your teeth, the doctor will consult your chart and x-rays to help them zero in on any problem areas or troubling patterns. Your Dentist might recommend further treatment or give you tips on how to slow or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum recession. We would be happy to answer any questions you have or to hear about any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you’ve experienced.
The Cost of a Teeth Cleaning in Sarasota
Routine checkups and dental cleanings are such necessary preventative dental treatments that most insurance companies will nearly cover the entire cost. Without dental insurance, expect to pay between $120 to $300 per visit.
For a more accurate quote on the cost of your teeth cleaning, feel free to contact our dental office in Sarasota online or by phone today. A member of our friendly and professional staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you or a family member are ready for a teeth cleaning, we’ll also be happy to book an appointment for a date and time that works best for you.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.