Dental cleaning makes some people nervous, especially if they've never visited a dental clinic before or are unsure of what to expect from the appointment. At 9th Avenue Dental, we want to make you feel comfortable during your dental appointments.
To prepare you for your visit, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about our dental cleaning service in Calgary.
Why do I need a dental cleaning?
Dental cleanings are crucial to your health. They help you remove harmful substances that can create dangerous dental issues and deep clean your smile. Dental cleaning is not something you can do at home; you need a professional to execute the procedure.
How frequently should I get a dental cleaning?
While most dentists suggest getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you need to clean your teeth at least once every year. If you have oral health issues, you need to clean your teeth every three months. Contact our Calgary dentist to know what works best for you.
What will happen if I don't get my teeth cleaned?
Periodontal disease, tooth decay, discoloration, and tooth loss can result when harmful bacteria accumulate on your teeth. Regular dental cleanings remove harmful bacteria from your teeth before it wreaks havoc on your gums.
What happens during the appointment?
Our Calgary dentist will make sure you feel relaxed during your appointment. We'll take a series of dental X-rays to see your oral health condition. Next, we will clean your smile by removing stubborn tartar and plaque from your teeth and gums, polishing your tooth enamel, flossing the crevices of your mouth, and strengthening and nourishing your chompers.
How long do teeth cleanings take?
The duration of the teeth cleaning procedure varies and usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour—plan for at least an hour to be on the safe side.
How painful are dental cleanings?
You don't need to be scared when getting a dental cleaning. The process is not painful, but you will only feel some vibrations as our dentist scrapes the cleaning tool against your teeth. Please notify our dentist if the pressure makes you uncomfortable.
How much do dental cleanings cost?
Insurance usually covers the cost of cleaning. Dental care costs a few hundred dollars if you do not have insurance.
What are the different ways to keep my teeth clean after an appointment?
You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss your teeth once per day, and rinse your mouth daily to keep your teeth clean. Use fluoride toothpaste when brushing your teeth.
Do I still need to get a dental cleaning even if I always brush and floss my teeth?
Yes! Our teeth have some hard-to-reach surfaces that you can't clean with a brush and floss alone. A dental cleaning provided by our dentist can reach these difficult areas and make sure your oral health is protected.
Still, have more questions? Contact us today at 403-269-2722 for dental cleaning Calgary.