Professional Teeth Cleaning in Lynnwood
Dentist, Lynnwood, WA
At Lynnwood Dental Studio, we understand how important routine preventive care is to your continuing oral health and smile. Dental cleanings and exams are the cornerstone of preventive care, and we recommend that you visit our dentist every six months even if you brush, floss, and rinse twice a day.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the personalized oral care that you receive at each dental visit is a necessity for strong dental health. The team at Lynnwood Dental Studio offers comprehensive dental care at every appointment so that you can keep smiling with confidence.
Dental Cleaning and Exam
Dental cleanings and exams at Lynnwood Dental Studio designed to improve and protect the health of your mouth.
During your visit, we will take x-rays to check for tooth decay, periodontal, and other damaging dental conditions. We will perform a thorough dental cleaning by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and flossing to clean between the teeth.
Professional teeth cleaning can be performed twice annually as a preventative measure but should be completed every 3–4 months for periodontitis sufferers.
X-rays at your dental cleaning
Digital x-ray imaging is also an important part of your regular dental cleaning appointments. Your dentist uses digital x-rays to produce detailed images of your teeth, gums, and bone. This is important because x-rays make it possible to evaluate your oral health and detect, diagnose, and treat existing conditions and diseases.
Benefits of professional teeth cleaning
Plaque removal: Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to remove hardened plaque and tartar or catch potentially harmful deposits.
A healthier looking smile: Stained and yellowed teeth dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
Fresher breath: Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our office can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Cost of Professional Teeth Cleaning
At Lynnwood Dental Studio professional teeth cleaning costs between $75 and $125, in the absence of periodontal disease.
Schedule your dental cleaning at Lynnwood Dental Studio today
Preventive oral care isn’t just about finding cavities. Your Lynnwood dentist is responsible for checking the health of your entire oral system. If you skip appointments or only see your dentist every few years, it becomes much harder to identify and treat problems like tooth decay and gum disease before they cause significant damage. This "dental checkup” gives our experienced dentist, Dr. Suman Chintala, the opportunity to evaluate your gums, teeth, tongue, and throat so that we can diagnose and treat any developing problems. It is the best opportunity to take note of changes since your last appointment and make recommendations to help you protect your overall health of the mouth.