About Dental Cleanings
Even with a perfect home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing, tartar and plaque can still form around the dental enamel. This can cause cavities and bacterial infections and other concerns. To try and guarantee the teeth remain clean and healthy, Boardman, OH residents should have a dental cleaning at a minimum of twice a year at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman with our dentists. This is generally referred to as a scale and polish. During a dental exam and cleaning, our dentists will use cleaning instruments to slowly remove tarter build-up and plaque on the tooth's surface. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished with a buffer and any further dental procedures such as periodontal work or fillings will be discussed. Regular dental cleanings are crucial for preventing oral disease.
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"I came in with a broken tooth and came out feeling better and a fixed tooth that was looked at and checked by a dentist that took the time to care for my needs! Earlier today I spent my day at a unprofessional dental office that the dentist didn't even turn his light on to look in my mouth! I left and went to dental works and was professionally treated with my bad tooth now fixed Thank you P Dellagatta DDS. Five star ? ????"- N.S. / Facebook / Apr 17, 2017
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What to Expect
Dental cleanings are typically pain-free, but if the individual has gums or teeth that are sensitive, a numbing medication can be applied. Moreover, if the patient has anxiety getting through the dental exam and cleaning due to gagging reflex, sedation options are also available at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman. A dental cleaning generally starts with an ultrasonic instrument that assists to loosen and break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use a hand held device such as curettes and scalers to scrape off build-up from the gumline and enamel. The last step is to polish and buff the enamel. Fluoride and flossing usually completes the treatment.
After the teeth are polished and buffed, our dentists may conduct an oral exam to test for symptoms of any oral conditions such as cancer, periodontal disease, or an abscess. To make certain the teeth remain healthy, individuals should maintain an at-home teeth cleaning protocol of brushing plus flossing daily. Patients should confirm their next appointment at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman before leaving the office, generally by 6 months.
Since a professional dental cleaning two times a year is considered an important preventative care procedure, most dental insurance providers will cover the majority of the expense. DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman will confirm with each patient's insurance company to determine their out-of-pocket fees before billing the patient directly. Individuals without insurance plans should ask about financing options through DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you delay your regular dental cleaning, the chance of additional dental issues could occur. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Southern Park Boardman in Boardman, OH with our dentists. Annual dental cleanings keep your gums and teeth clean and take away plaque and tartar. This helps to prevent oral infections, cavities, gum disease and keeps your teeth appearing bright and white.