Even if you're brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it's still important to have a professional dental cleaning from experienced dentist Dr. Daniel Clement at Great Lakes Bay Dental twice every year. Using state-of-the-art instruments, a bi-annual professional cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar and polishes your enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your appointment, you will receive information from our staff about how to improve your home oral care, and we will tell you if there are any areas that may require more attention. A cleaning at our office will give our team of dental professionals the opportunity to look for any issues in the mouth that could require treatment. Getting a professional cleaning is a vital part of maintaining your oral health so schedule appointments for your family at our Midland, MI dental office.
Attending your bi-annual cleanings at Great Lakes Bay Dental is vital to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. During your professional cleaning, our team takes great care to polish your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar from around the gums. This is necessary because built-up plaque and tartar can lead to periodontal disease, a disease of the gums that, if not treated, can cause the condition of your gums to recede and the health of your teeth to rapidly decline. Maintaining a good at-home oral health routine is necessary, but it is not always enough to prevent disease and damage. The tools we use during your dental cleanings are designed to target areas and remove plaque that regular flossing and brushing cannot.
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that everyone schedules professional dental cleanings twice each year. Infants should get their first dental exam before their first birthday, and after that, our team will help you determine when your child is ready for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning can prevent cavities because plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also remove stubborn tartar and stains on the enamel. If you would like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your oral health, and save money in the long run, schedule a professional cleaning for your whole family at Great Lakes Bay Dental.
What To Expect
Your dental cleaning will start by removing the plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth, which can be hard to treat on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Advanced tools are used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. To start, an ultrasonic device loosens bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, a fine handheld instrument, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove the remaining pieces. Each tooth needs to be scaled to ensure that all of the buildup is removed. Once the teeth are clean, the enamel will be polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment may be done after the cleaning to further prevent any cavities.
Dr. Clement may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with concerns, like gum disease. During your treatment, Dr. Clement or a member of his team can help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your needs. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so make sure you schedule and go to your dental cleanings at Great Lakes Bay Dental.
A professional cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your dental insurance to determine your specific coverage and then bill for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to our team about the different payments we accept, including medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings twice each year at Great Lakes Bay Dental in Midland, MI. Dr. Clement and his team work with patients to improve their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a dental cleaning can save you from pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to make appointments for yourself and your family.