Dental Cleaning Overview
Even if you have a perfect at-home oral hygiene routine that works for you, it is still beneficial to have a professional cleaning twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional cleaning eliminates tartar and plaque that has built up over time and polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your cleaning, you can ask for tips on better home oral care and discover certain areas that may require more attention. A professional cleaning will give board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe a chance to look for any issues in your mouth that may need additional treatment. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up your dental health so make appointments for you and your family at Signature Dentistry of Rochester.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times each year. Infants should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one, and following that, Dr. Wolfe and his team can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Having a professional dental cleaning will help you to avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also help to remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you would like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments later down the line, make an appointment for a professional cleaning for your whole family at our Rochester Hills, MI location.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Your dental cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which is hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a fine, handheld instrument, such as a scaler or curette, will remove the remaining pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to remove all of the buildup. After your teeth are cleaned, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen it and remove stains. If requested or required, a professional fluoride treatment may be done following your cleaning.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Dr. Wolfe may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Wolfe or an assistant on his team will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that will focus on your needs. Learning and performing these techniques are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your bi-annual dental appointments at Signature Dentistry of Rochester.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
A professional cleaning is a preventive treatment so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can speak to your dental insurance to understand your coverage before we bill for any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Wolfe about payments we take and medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at Signature Dentistry of Rochester in Rochester Hills, MI. Dr. Wolfe and his team help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque buildup. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a dental cleaning may save you from pain and invasive treatments later on down the line. Contact our office to make dental cleaning appointments for you and your whole family.