Regular professional dental cleanings help prevent tooth decay and gum disease like gingivitis.
Dental Cleanings: Preventative care for your family.
Some people actively avoid going to get dental treatment. Levels of dental avoidance range from just don’t care to extreme anxiety. That’s ok and not uncommon. Perhaps it’s the unease of sitting in the chair with someone poking about, or it’s the cost, even dentists themselves sometimes get nervous!
However, did you know that even the small regular visits every six months can prevent serious problems later and avoid expensive treatment? Not to mention regular cleanings and checkups and help with bad breath and maintain a healthy mouth and oral health.
Here are just some of the benefits a professional teeth cleaning provides you:
- When food and bacteria get together, they create hard tartar over time that your toothbrush can’t remove. Cleanings can help remove those stubborn tartar deposits.
- Identify any potential cavities. Sometimes dental caries sneak up on us, so it’s important to take action ahead of time.
- Our diet is rich with foods that stain. You can have most superficial stains like coffee, tea, wine removed.
- Improved gum health to prevent gum recession and “long tooth” appearance.
- A thorough check on any crowns or fillings that you have to make sure they are in top shape.
Your Teeth Cleaning At Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates: What To Expect
At each appointment, you can expect top service and attention to your personal comfort level in 3 main areas:
A Gum Health Check
Your gums play a vital role in concert with the rest of your mouth. They protect support and nourish your teeth. What we do during this stage is to check your gums to see if there is any recession or signs of gum disease like gingivitis or worse, periodontitis.
A professional cleaning might just be all you need to start to reduce any inflammation.
Every couple of years, you should have some x-rays of your teeth to see what’s going on below the surface. It only takes a few minutes and we are on to the next stage.
Scale and Polish
This is the bread and butter of the appointment. Scaling is where your hygienist will carefully remove any hard tartar deposits using sterile dental instruments. This part makes some people nervous, but is vital for long term health of your teeth. With regular appointments, most people don’t have much scaling involved! After that, all that is left is to polish your teeth and get rid of stains. They will explain any areas you need to focus on for your part of your oral health.
That smooth, clean look and feeling after the appointment is what most patients love.
At this point, the dentist will come by, and examine your x-rays. From there, he or she will look for signs of decay, cracks, grinding, state of your crowns and fillings, examine for oral cancer, and let you know if there is anything to focus on from there.
This is also the time to go over any future treatment with them, and to ask all the questions you have.
The Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Mississauga
The cost to you, out of pocket for a dental cleaning every 6 months is dependent on whether you have dental insurance or not and also depending on how much the insurance covers.
If you don’t have insurance, than the visit can cost between $120 and $275 and that depends on a few things such as:
- How much scaling is needed (to get the plaque and tartar off)
- If dental x-rays are taken.
- Your total oral health state.
- How long you have been since your last cleaning.
Regular professional dental cleanings are a long term investment in your oral health, your smile and help you save money on costly future treatments.
Even if it’s been a while, consider taking the first step to at least inquire about a teeth cleaning today. We will make sure you are comfortable and explain everything along the way.
Find out what your dental insurance covers
Here are some codes you can look up, to figure out your coverage: 11111-11116 which is called scaling (plaque removal). For more information, check out our dental insurance page.
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In-Office Teeth Cleaning
Our hygienists perform teeth cleanings on-site. You will not need to book separate appointments.
We are open 6 days a week, early mornings, evenings and Saturdays.
We are located right next to Square One Shopping Mall in the heart of Mississauga. Parking is free for 2 hours.
Dental Cleaning Consultation
If you need a teeth cleaning, contact us at Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates for an appointment!