Professional teeth cleaning services are essential to a comprehensive dental care routine. They can help you prevent serious oral problems like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay by removing hidden plaque and tartar above your gum line.
Luckily, you don’t need to find a new dentist to experience the benefits of professional teeth cleaning services—book an appointment with Seattle Oral Care! Whether you’re worried about your gums or want to keep your smile looking its best between dentist appointments, set up a consultation with one of our dentists today!
A professional teeth cleaning is a procedure that cleans your teeth above and below the gum line, removing plaque and tartar that you can’t remove on your own with brushing and flossing alone. It is a customized service tailored to your specific needs and dental health.
Depending on your dental history, the dentist may also use tools like polish, a laser, or light to treat existing dental stains or restorative materials like fillings, crowns, or implants. There are two types of professional teeth cleaning services:
It involves the same process, but your dentist will use stronger cleaning solutions, such as an ultrasonic scaler or an airlift, to remove bacteria and tartar from your teeth. You may have to have a deep cleaning if you have missed dental appointments or have experienced a condition like gingivitis.
Regular cleaning is less intensive than deep cleaning and is designed for patients with consistent dental visits and thorough home oral care practices. It is more like a tune-up for your teeth, looking for any signs of plaque or tartar buildup.
The most obvious reason to have your teeth cleaned professionally is to remove plaque and tartar that you cannot remove on your own. While brushing and flossing are essential daily oral hygiene practices, they can rarely remove plaque and tartar effectively.
Another reason for a teeth cleaning is the opportunity to ask your dentist about any potential oral health problems you may be unaware of.
Professional teeth cleaning may help you prevent serious oral health issues like tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, or oral cancer. A professional teeth cleaning can also help you get the most out of other dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, or implants.
In fact, you can’t get certain dental treatments if you don’t first go through teeth cleaning. Apart from all these, having a teeth cleaning every year will help you keep your smile looking great.
People who don't take good care of their teeth or who have had a dental emergency that left plaque or tartar behind need to get their teeth cleaned by a professional.
Most basic dental insurance plans cover professional teeth cleanings. If you have no insurance or your policy doesn’t cover teeth cleanings, you can expect to pay between $75 and $200 for teeth cleaning.
If you don’t get your teeth cleaned at least once every year, plaque and tartar can quickly build up above and below your gum line. If you have less-than-average oral hygiene practices or have experienced a dental emergency, a teeth cleaning is essential to keep your smile looking great.
Many people do not realize that after professional teeth cleaning, there are certain things you should not do. Smoking is one of the most important things to avoid after a teeth cleaning. Smoking can lead to bad breath and can even damage your teeth.
Another thing to avoid after a teeth cleaning is drinking coffee or caffeinated drinks. Coffee can dry out your mouth, making it more likely that bacteria will develop in your mouth.
Finally, do not brush too hard after teeth cleanings. Brushing too hard can damage your teeth and may also cause you to develop sensitive teeth.
Professional teeth cleaning is not painful, but it can be uncomfortable. It can be uncomfortable to have someone stick a tool or a wire into your mouth. It can also be uncomfortable to have someone use an electric drill or other power tool on your teeth. The discomfort is worth it, though, because you will be able to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
Our Patient First concept at Seattle Oral Care means that we listen to and understand your condition, educate you on other solutions, and treat your concerns for a happy and healthy you.
We also want to ensure that each customer has a positive experience throughout the process. We treat each customer like family and go out of our way to guarantee they are satisfied with the outcome. To improve your quality of life, we pay attention to the whole process, from the first visit to the care you get after treatment.
If you're ready to smile with confidence, give us a call now to set up an appointment!
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