A dental cleaning is a crucial part of oral hygiene that involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and staining from the teeth that the body builds up naturally over time. Frequent dental cleanings are important in keeping the gums and teeth healthy. Dental cleanings generally range between 3-6 months and varies from patient to patient depending on oral hygiene. The frequency of cleanings are determined for each individual by a professional Registered Dental Hygienist based on many factors such as diet (smoking, coffee, tea and other stain causing foods and drinks which contribute to staining), frequency of plaque and tartar build-up, home care (brushing techniques, flossing), and gum health. During a dental cleaning, the hygienist uses specialty dental instruments called “scalers” to remove the hardened build up that a regular toothbrush cannot remove. In addition to the cleaning, the hyginiest also provides the following services:
Hygienists are also trained in detecting several other oral issues that may go unnoticed otherwise:
Your dental hygienist is the most knowledgeable and qualified provider that can determine the frequency of cleanings. Regular check-ups and cleanings, along with good preventative home care ensures the best possible oral hygiene.
Most insurance companies cover cleanings under preventative care. For patients who don`t have insurance coverage, a cleaning can range anywhere been $150-$200 depending on that number of units of scaling that needs to be completed. 0% interest monthly payment plans are available for patients to take advantage of for extensive treatment.
The Home of Dentistry has a highly skilled and experienced team of Registered Dental Hygienists who are truly compassionate about the patients well being before anything else. The hygienists at the Home of Dentistry take pride in providing the best possible care to patients with care and integrity. The team is constantly attending continuing education courses in order to provide their patients with the best possible service. Their knowledge and skills speak for themselves!