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Regular Teeth Cleaning

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We can’t stress it enough: coming in for regular exams and teeth cleanings is so important for your oral health! Not only do these appointments give you a bright, beautiful smile, but they also let us take a closer look at your teeth and catch potential problems before they become bigger issues.

Routine Dental Appointments

You’ve probably heard time and again that you should visit the dentist every six months. When you visit our Edgewater dentist office regularly, we’re able to thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to make sure everything is in tip-top shape and there are no signs of problems. If there are, we can start treatment right away to provide conservative care. Once your cleaning is complete, we can even give your smile a quick touch-up with our state-of-the-art 40 minute whitening treatment. A routine exam and teeth cleaning appointment at Edgewater Dental Arts consists of:

  • A professional dental cleaning
  • Necessary X-rays
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Gum disease, cavity, and oral cancer screenings
  • Exam and consultation with Dr. Cutting
  • Optional whitening treatment with Phillips Zoom QuickPro

Benefits of Preventive Dental Care

Taking a proactive approach to your dental health can help you reap so many benefits for your smile. When you keep up with your preventive appointments like exams and teeth cleanings, any treatments you need – like fillings or gum care – are rare and can be very conservative. That means we can leave behind more of your healthy tooth structure when placing a filling or use less invasive measures like a deep cleaning for gum care rather than oral surgery. With preventive teeth cleanings and regular dentist appointments, your smile stays bright, beautiful, and healthy.

How Much Does a Teeth Cleaning Cost?

Edgewater Dental Arts is a very insurance-friendly office, and your teeth cleaning may be covered by your dental insurance plan. Give us a call to find out if we accept your insurance. We also offer payment plans for treatments paid in full and accept CareCredit®, which offers interest-free financing. Learn more about our financial options on our Financial page or speak with a friendly team member.

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How long does a teeth cleaning take?

When you visit our office for a teeth cleaning, you can expect your appointment to last between 30 minutes to an hour. However, the overall length of your dental cleaning will depend on the condition and amount of plaque buildup on your teeth, as well as if any necessary X-rays are required by our dentist. Our team at Edgewater Dental Arts always moves at a pace that makes you comfortable but still allows for a thorough teeth cleaning to be completed.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

When you visit our office for a teeth cleaning, our friendly team will ensure you are comfortable in the exam chair and begin the process. First, our hygienist will check to ensure your teeth are in good condition to clean. They will then use special dental tools to scale off plaque and tartar off the teeth, near the gum line, and between the teeth. Our hygienist will then polish and floss the teeth and ask if you would like to receive a fluoride treatment. Once this process is done, our dentist will come into the exam room and discuss your treatment, recommend necessary treatment, and provide tips for successful oral hygiene.

Why are dental cleanings so important?

Dental cleanings are essential for good oral hygiene and a long-lasting smile. While you brush and floss at home, routine teeth cleanings allow our dentist to thoroughly examine your teeth for issues like decay or gingivitis. Our dental hygienist can also provide proper cleaning methods for you to follow at home to achieve the best oral health. A dental cleaning is a proactive measure in caring for your smile to help your smile stay healthy and bright! Contact our office to learn about dental cleaning costs and set up your dental cleaning in Edgewater, MD with our team today!