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Cleanings and exams

Dental cleanings are typically done every six months with good oral health. During a cleaning, your teeth will be polished to give you a great smile, as well as helping to prevent future tooth decay and gum disease.

Maintaining Good Oral Health

Prophylaxis cleanings are regular, routine dental cleanings performed to prevent dental problems such as gum disease or bone loss. Routine cleanings are recommended every six months to maintain a healthy mouth and smile. When you come in for a routine cleaning, our dental hygienist will check the health of your gums and teeth. The actual process of the cleaning will remove plaque, tartar and stains, and an expert polishing and flossing.

Types Of Dental Cleaning

Routine cleanings and dental maintenance are important to maintain optimal oral health. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent large amounts of plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth. Seeing dental professionals twice a year is essential for removing what you cannot. Understanding that personal hygiene paired with regular routine cleanings are the most powerful ways to preventing gum disease.

Periodontal cleanings use scaling and root planing to complete what is called a deep cleaning. This is a nonsurgical cleaning used to treat gum disease before it gets out of control. Removing tartar buildup from the area between your gums and teeth and also from the roots of your teeth is crucial to keeping gum disease away. Deep cleanings are typically scheduled every three to four months. Periodontal maintenance will be recommended to prevent future oral health issues.

Dental debridement is another method of treatment that is used if you have not been to the dentist in over a year and have a thick buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth that has gotten below your gum line. Debridement isn’t so much a cleaning but a procedure the dentist performs to accurately assess the condition of your gums, bone, and teeth.

Dental exams and cleanings are important because they help protect your oral health and help dentists detect oral problems early. We are here to help answer questions you may have about your oral health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

During a regular checkup, one of our experienced dental hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and work with you to find the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy on a daily basis. Then, one of our dentists will check your teeth for signs of cavities and other oral diseases, such as cancer.

By following our recommended teeth care routine, making smart choices about your food, and keeping up with regular visits to the dentist, you can lower your risk for tooth decay and promote overall health!

We recommend you come in twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. If you have any questions while you are here, our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer any questions about your smile. If you are due for a cleaning or are experiencing any oral pain, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.

We Accept Most PPO Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • MeLife
  • Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Ameritas
  • Guardian
  • Southland

If you are in need of a flexible monthly payment option for dental services, find out if you are qualified for CareCredit. Applying is easy! It only takes 5 minutes to see if you are eligible. If you qualify, there are a variety of options available, so you can pay for your dental treatment.