We have two wonderful dental hygienists, Jackie and Jo, who provide gentle dental cleanings. At the cleaning appointment, patients will receive personalized home care instruction and education depending on their individual needs.
We offer teeth cleaning on your first visit with us, though you may choose for an exam only. For optimum dental health, we recommend a cleaning every six months for most patients. For patients who build up plaque and tarter more quickly we may recommend a cleaning every three or four months. We normally schedule 45 minutes to 1 hour for a cleaning appointment.
Our hygienists will work with you to select a cleaning that suits for your needs. Patients with a history of gum disease may be better treated with a deep teeth cleaning. If this is the case, we may recommend more than one cleaning appointment.
Yes, getting your teeth professionally cleaned on a routine basis is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
For most patients, a professional teeth cleaning is recommended two times per year. For patients with a history of gum disease, your dentist or hygienist may recommend 3, 4, or 6 cleanings per year.
A basic routine cleaning may cost $75-$150, while a deep cleaning (usually performed over 2 or 4 visits) may cost $800-$2000.
No, during a professional teeth cleaning, your dentist or hygienist uses techniques, instruments, and pastes which are designed to remove harmful plaque and calculus without damaging the teeth.