Teeth Cleaning Miami—FAQs
Frequently Asked Teeth Cleaning Questions in Miami FL
At Flagler Dental Clinic of Miami, we believe that an ounce of prevention now will go a long way towards eliminating greater and more expensive problems in the future. So, we use cleaning procedures, regular check-ups, and important dental treatments to stop the progression of decay and disease. Our highest priority is to promote, restore, and help you and your family maintain excellent oral health— and regular teeth cleanings play a major part in the process. Read on to discover the answers to the most frequently asked questions pertaining to dental cleanings.
Why should I get my teeth cleaned?
In addition to maintaining healthy habits at home, regular teeth cleanings in our office will prevent tooth decay and lead to optimal oral health. And that is our goal: to not only provide you and your family with the resources to effectively care for your teeth at home but also to establish a pattern of regular visits to our office for checkups and routine cleanings.
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
Once or twice a year is ideal. Like most dentists, we recommend you come in for a professional dental cleaning every 6 months and more often if you deal with oral health issues, such as gum disease.
What should I expect from professional teeth cleaning?
We start off by covering your clothes with a bib that protects it from any water that might splash. Then we use a small metal tool to remove tartar from your teeth. After rinsing your mouth with water, we polish your teeth with a paste. We rinse again and then use dental floss to loosen up any food debris that has gotten lodged between your teeth. Last, we apply fluoride to strengthen your teeth.
Do dental cleanings hurt?
Not one bit. We assure you there is nothing to be afraid of. You may feel some pressure as we scrape to remove plaque, but cleaning is not painful at all.
What are the benefits of dental cleaning?
Dental Cleaning helps
- Keep teeth and gums clean and healthy
- Prevent the need for more complicated and expensive dental procedures in the future
What happens if I don’t get my teeth cleaned?
Tooth decay, periodontal disease, discoloration, and tooth loss can all result when harmful bacteria accumulate on your teeth and release acids that erode enamel and inflame gums. Regular cleanings remove the harmful bacteria before it wreaks havoc on your teeth and gums.
Will I see a dentist during my cleaning?
Yes! Dr. Caballero reviews x-rays and evaluates your teeth and gums as she looks closely for any problem areas.
How much do teeth cleaning cost?
Dental insurance normally covers the cost of cleaning. If you do not have insurance, preventative care typically ranges from $75 to $200.
What’s the difference between teeth cleaning and periodontal scaling and root planing?
Periodontal scaling and root planing are a much deeper form of cleaning, normally recommended for those with signs of gum disease. Candidates for this form of deep teeth cleaning often struggle with loose teeth, deep gum pockets, bleeding gums, or plaque and tartar below the gum line.
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