Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to have a professional dental cleaning at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. twice each year. Your dental hygienist will use advanced dental equipment to remove built-up plaque and tartar on your teeth. He or she will polish the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your cleaning, you can ask for tips on caring for your teeth at home and ask about certain areas on your teeth that may need a little more special care. General dentist Dr. Patrick B. Toms will also have the chance to identify any problem areas in your mouth that may need care. Having a professional dental cleaning is an important step in keeping up your dental health, so make an appointment for yourself and your family at our Gainesville, GA location.
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Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times a year. A professional cleaning may help you avoid cavities because of built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also take off surface stains and tartar from your teeth. If you’d like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, then you are a candidate for a dental cleaning at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
A professional cleaning starts by addressing the tartar and plaque that have accumulated on your enamel, which is difficult to remove at home with just a toothbrush and some floss. Special dental instruments are used to scale buildup without damaging your enamel. Every tooth will be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque off your teeth. After your cleaning, your enamel will be carefully polished. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed following your cleaning.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Dr. Toms may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your cleaning, Dr. Toms or an assistant on our team will talk to you about how to develop a good home oral care routine. We may also recommend dental products and demonstrate techniques. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health, so be sure to attend all your dental appointments at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A professional dental cleaning is a preventive treatment, so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your insurance provider to see what is covered. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Toms about setting up a payment plan, paying with a credit card, or financing through CareCredit®.
We CLean For Better Health
Help keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings two times a year at Patrick B. Toms, D.M.D. in Gainesville, GA. Dr. Toms and our team help both adults and children boost their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. As a vital treatment in any preventive oral health plan, professional cleanings may keep you and your family away from more expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning today.