Optimal Oral Health Care
Two Lakes Dental - How often can I have my teeth cleaned?
Two Lakes Dental - How long will the teeth cleaning procedure be?
Two Lakes Dental - What can I do to prevent tartar build up?
Maintaining regular teeth cleanings and checkups is vital for preserving comprehensive oral health, encompassing not only your teeth but also your gums and the entirety of your mouth. Professional cleaning effectively eliminates plaque, tartar, and bacteria, which are major contributors to decay, gum disease, and persistent bad breath. With their expertise, a hygienist can access hard-to-reach areas that may be missed during routine brushing and flossing at home. A thorough cleaning and examination provide the hygienist and dentist with a prime opportunity to monitor your oral health closely, promptly identifying and addressing any issues before they escalate into painful and costly problems.
In addition, routine teeth cleaning can naturally enhance the whiteness and brightness of your teeth, eliminating the need for bleaching treatments. This process effectively eliminates plaque, a sticky substance that contains bacteria and can erode your enamel, as well as removes hardened tartar buildup that could potentially lead to gum disease. Moreover, teeth cleaning helps eliminate stains caused by coffee, tea, or other substances, while also allowing the hygienist to check for signs of receding gums, chipped or broken teeth, and other indicators of disease or infection.
What To Expect At Your Teeth Cleaning Appointment
Your gums play a crucial role in supporting your teeth and enhancing your smile, making their health paramount. Our comprehensive examination will thoroughly assess your tongue, gums, teeth, and all areas of your mouth, with special attention given to the gum line, ensuring optimal oral health and preventing any signs of inflammation or potential gum disease. Rest assured, we understand the challenges of maintaining consistent flossing habits and strive to provide gentle guidance without judgment.
Removal of Plaque & Tartar
Plaque, a soft and sticky film, accumulates on teeth and, without regular brushing, flossing, and professional care, it can harden into stubborn tartar deposits. Tartar, often found along the gumline and darker in colour, can be challenging to clean. Our skilled hygienists possess the necessary tools and expertise to meticulously remove plaque and tartar from those hard-to-reach areas. Once plaque and tartar are eliminated, we can then polish your teeth to eradicate stains and reveal a radiant smile.
Once your teeth have been cleaned, it is an ideal opportunity to have a dentist assess them. Your dentist will review your dental records and x-rays to focus on any problematic areas or concerning patterns. They may suggest additional treatment or provide you with guidance and recommendations on how to prevent or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. If you have any questions or if you’ve been experiencing any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain, please feel free to share with us. We are here to assist you.
Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Niagara Falls
Routine checkups and cleanings are highly valuable in preventing dental problems, which is why most insurance companies provide significant coverage for these appointments on a regular basis, typically every 6 months. For individuals without dental insurance, the cost typically ranges from $120 to $300 and may vary based on factors such as the initial visit or the length of time since the last cleaning. When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we consider essential factors such as your current oral health, the need for new X-rays, the time required to address your specific needs, and the necessary equipment and supplies.
These routine appointments hold great importance to us as they are the most effective means of preventing more extensive treatments, avoiding severe dental pain, and ensuring your overall happiness and well-being.
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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.
To maintain the results of professional teeth cleaning, it is important to practice good oral hygiene at home. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash regularly. Also, follow any specific recommendations provided by your dental professional.
Yes, children can benefit from professional teeth cleaning. It helps prevent cavities, promotes good oral hygiene habits, and allows for early detection of any potential dental issues.
It is recommended to brush and floss your teeth before your appointment. Also, inform your dental professional about any medications you are taking or any dental concerns you may have.
What Our Patients are Saying
My husband and I had our first appointment today at Two Lakes Dental, it was such a great experience!!
From my very first phone call to set up the appointments to the minute, we walked out of there earlier today.
April was welcoming, friendly and warm from our first interaction over the phone right up until today.
Samantha my hygienist was also welcoming, friendly and warm and took her time answering all my questions while also explaining everything she was doing...and best of all, she was so gentle!!!!
Dr. Zapata again was welcoming.
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