Routine Teeth Cleaning and Checkup
Regular teeth cleaning and check-ups are crucial for maintaining good oral health, including not just your teeth but also your gums and overall mouth health. Professional cleaning removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can cause decay, gum disease, and bad breath. A dental hygienist can access areas that are difficult to reach with routine brushing and flossing at home. During a cleaning and exam, the hygienist and dentist can monitor your oral health and identify any issues that can be resolved or avoided before they become more serious and costly. By staying on top of routine cleanings and check-ups, you can maintain optimal oral health and prevent potential problems.
Regular teeth cleaning not only helps maintain oral health but can also improve the appearance of your teeth. Professional cleaning can naturally whiten and brighten your teeth without the need for bleaching treatments. Additionally, regular teeth cleaning:
- Eliminates plaque, a sticky substance containing bacteria that can erode your enamel.
- Removes tartar build-up, plaque that has hardened and could lead to gum disease.
- Gets rid of coffee, tea or other stains on your teeth.
- Allows your dentist or hygienist to check for receding gums, chipped or broken teeth, and other signs of disease and infection.
By removing plaque and tartar and checking for signs of disease, routine teeth cleaning can prevent potential dental problems and keep your teeth looking healthy and bright.
What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?
Your gums are just as important as your teeth. During a check-up, your dentist or hygienist will closely examine your gums to ensure they’re healthy and free of inflammation or signs of gum disease. By taking care of your gums, you can maintain optimal oral health and prevent potential dental problems.
Plaque & Tartar Removal
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that can build up on your teeth and harden into tartar deposits if not removed with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning. Tartar is often darker in color and can be found in difficult-to-clean places like the gum line. A dental hygienist has the tools and expertise to carefully remove stubborn plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. Once all plaque and tartar are removed, your teeth will be polished to remove stains and leave them looking shiny and clean.
After your teeth are cleaned, it’s the perfect time to have a dental exam. Your dentist will review your chart and x-rays and focus on any problem areas or patterns of concern. The dentist may recommend further treatment or provide tips and advice on how to prevent or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. If you have any questions or concerns about discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain, your dental team is there to help and provide relief.
Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Newcastle
Routine checkups and cleanings can prevent dental problems and are often fully covered by dental insurance on a six-month basis. Without insurance, the cost can range from $120 to $300 or more, if it’s your first visit or cleaning in a long time. The cost of your treatment will depend on factors such as your current oral health, whether new x-rays are needed, the amount of time required by the dental team.
These routine appointments are very important to us, as we see them as the most effective way to prevent more invasive treatments, prevent serious dental pain and keep you as happy and healthy as possible.
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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
The cost of teeth cleaning varies depending on factors such as your location, the complexity of the cleaning, and whether or not you have dental insurance. Without insurance, you can expect to pay around $120 to $300 or more.
Teeth cleaning can remove surface stains and make your teeth look whiter and brighter. However, if you’re looking for a more dramatic whitening effect, your dentist may recommend a professional teeth whitening treatment.
Teeth cleaning is not typically painful, although you may experience some minor discomfort during the process. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, be sure to let your dental hygienist know so they can adjust the cleaning process as needed.
Most dental professionals recommend getting your teeth cleaned every six months. However, some people may need to get their teeth cleaned more often if they have specific oral health concerns.
Yes, it is safe to get a teeth cleaning during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended that pregnant women maintain good oral health to prevent any potential pregnancy complications.
A typical teeth cleaning appointment takes around 30 to 60 minutes, although it may take longer if you have more extensive cleaning needs.
Yes, regular teeth cleaning is an important part of preventing gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria in plaque and tartar buildup, which can be removed through regular cleanings.
A standard teeth cleaning appointment typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of cleaning required.
Yes, children should have regular teeth cleanings to maintain their oral health and establish good dental hygiene habits.
To maintain the benefits of a teeth cleaning, practice good oral hygiene, limit sugary and acidic foods, and attend regular dental checkups as recommended by your dentist.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Just had my first exam and a cleaning done. The dental hygienist and the dentist were very thorough and helpful. My husband and I were happy with the service and will definitely be going back to this dental clinic for further treatments. Thank you!