Centennial Teeth Cleaning
Centennial teeth cleaning by our knowledgeable, friendly and gentle registered dental hygienists.
Everyone knows the importance of brushing and flossing twice a day. In order to maintain good oral health, we recommend teeth cleaning, oral cancer screening and exam twice a year. We recommend X-rays once per year. Dental X-rays help Dr. Johnston see problems or issues with your teeth and jawbone that may not be visible during an examination. Early tooth decay can often be uncovered by X-rays, as can infections, bone fractures, misalignments and impacted teeth. We know your time is valuable, we offer early morning, lunch- time and late afternoon appointments to fit the busiest of schedules. It only takes an hour! We will work with your dental insurance company to make sure we maximize your dental benefits.
What is a Teeth Cleaning?
A teeth cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between the teeth above the gum line. Plaque, stains and tartar are scraped off of the teeth using small ultrasonic and hand tools. The focus is on the inside of the lower-front teeth and on the outside of the upper-back teeth, where tartar builds up first. Your teeth will be polished and flossed. To complete the teeth cleaning, Dr. Johnston will exam your teeth, look over X-rays, evaluate all over oral health and complete an oral cancer screening.
Why do I need a teeth cleaning? I brush and floss everyday.
We care about you! 6 reasons to schedule your dental teeth cleaning and check up appointment today!
- To prevent Gum Disease
- To prevent Oral Cancer
- To help maintain good overall health
- To detect dental problems early
- To have a bright, white healthy smile
- To prevent bad breath
Are there different types of teeth cleanings?
Yes, there are 2 types of teeth cleaning, regular dental cleanings, which are described above, and deep cleanings, also known as Scaling and root planning.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
A dental deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected under the gum line. Deep cleaning is recommended to heal and prevent the spread of gum disease.
The other part of deep cleaning is root planing. The dental hygienist will use a scaling instrument to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth. Irrigation can be used to treat bacteria and help heal the area being treated.
Our dental hygienists are highly trained, use the latest tools and can assist youin managing periodontal disease. Dr. Johnston and our hygienist will work with you to create a treatment plan that will achieve results for optimal oral health.