Dental Cleanings

Consistent dental cleanings, combined with daily brushing and flossing, are the best way to combat gum disease and cavities. At Flash Dental, we encourage our patients to receive a dental cleaning every six months.A dental cleaning is part of an oral examination that allows our dentist to check the health status of your mouth. Our dental hygienist will be able to identify problems or potential problems you may be encountering via an external check, as well as digital dental X-rays if you are due for them. Or if your mouth is healthy and clean, you’ll know for certain after the examination and cleaning.

What Goes Into a Cleaning?

This dental cleaning lasts about an hour, during which time our dental hygienist will discuss your dental history, as well as any concerns you may have. We also conduct measurements of your gums to check their health. A dental cleaning is like an extreme brushing of your teeth. We eliminate hard to remove plaque, as well as tartar, then we floss and polish your teeth to give you a clean and fresh feel. In certain cases when periodontal disease (gum disease) has become advanced, a different type of dental cleaning would be necessary; this would be discussed with you before performing. During your cleaning, our dentist will analyze your teeth, survey the X-rays, and discuss your oral health in order to answer any questions you may have. At Flash Dental in The Heights, we understand that a dental cleaning is quite possibly the most important procedure you can receive at the dental office. Why? Because it keeps you informed of how healthy your mouth is. After this procedure, you will be able to leave our dental office knowing precisely the state of your oral health.

When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning?

As aforementioned, we encourage our patients to receive a dental cleaning every six months. If it has been six months or more than six months, then call us or fill out our online form today to schedule your cleaning appointment. We can’t wait to see you and keep you on the right path to great oral health.