Misch Implant Dentistry - Sarasota

Teeth Cleanings in Sarasota

Regular teeth cleanings prevent plaque buildup and help ensure you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
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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.

Dental Exam

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

We would normally recommend coming in every 6 months to get your teeth cleaned and have a checkup. However, the dentist may recommend more frequent visits if you have a specific need or we may book appointments further out if absolutely necessary for insurance or cost reasons.
Don’t wait! If you have any pain or discomfort in your mouth, call us right away! Cleanings are a good opportunity to prevent problems but are certainly not the only time to talk about them. Even if your problem seems minor, let us know now so we can fix it while it’s still minor.
Absolutely. Checkups are for your whole mouth. Gums, tongue, bones and all. If you wear dentures we still want to see you to ensure your dentures are in good shape and fit correctly and to examine the rest of your mouth and oral health.
Most dental cleanings last between 30 minutes to an hour on average, and are performed in a lying position in a comfortable dental chair.
Choose tartar-control toothpaste with fluoride. No matter how good you are with a toothbrush, dental floss is the only way to remove plaque between your teeth and keep tartar out of these hard-to-reach areas. Rinse daily. Use an antiseptic mouthwash daily to help kill bacteria that cause plaque.
With a regular dental cleaning, you can go ahead and eat after the cleaning, try to avoid food or drinks that are acidic or abrasive. However, if you received a fluoride treatment during your cleaning, you should wait at least 30 minutes before eating anything.
Continuing to brush and floss your teeth after they have been cleaned is the best way to maintain the work your dentist has done.

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