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.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"I actually drive from Atlanta for my cleanings and dental work with Dr. Toms. The entire staff is so friendly, and they do such a great job making me feel comfortable."- A.S. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"I recently moved to GA and had not established care with a dentist yet. While I was eating, a crown from a previous root canal came off. So, I needed to find a dentist ASAP! I have pretty significant dental-related anxiety and previously sought out a dentist certified in sedation dentistry for this reason. I found several several recommendations for Dr. Toms online and was pleasantly surprised and relieved to learn that he is certified and proficient in both oral and IV sedation. I called his office to schedule an appointment and did not expect a next-day appointment! The staff was so friendly on the phone, and even more welcoming in person! They made me feel like a long time regular patient from the first moment I met them! I filled out all of my paperwork online before my appointment and just had to sign them once I arrived., The check-in process was smooth and quick, and I waited less than 10 minutes to see Dr.,Toms., They even scheduled my cleaning 2 days later! Highly recommend!"- J.M. / Google / May 23, 2021
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
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.
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.
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.