About Dental Cleanings
Even with a consistent home oral maintenance routine, including brushing, flossing, and using fluoride, bacteria and plaque can still exist around the teeth. This can create bacterial infections, cavities, and gum disease and other concerns. To try and guarantee the teeth keep healthy, clean, and free of infection, Commerce City, CO residents should have a dental exam and cleaning about twice a year at Reunion Dental Care with our dentists. This is typically called a prophylaxis, which is a scale and polish procedure. During a dental cleaning and exam, our dentists will use oral cleaning tools to delicately remove tarter build-up and plaque on the tooth's surface. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished to remove stains and any recommended dental procedures such as fillings for cavities will be discussed. Routine dental examination and cleaning treatments are vital for creating a healthy, long-term smile.
Dental Cleanings Reviews
"The technicians are really great, I love working with Bonnie and Mario. I’m not a fan of the going to the dentist and have lots of fear. They help keep me calm and have great bed side manner. Unfortunately, I have had issues with my fillings with sensitivity. I’ve never had sensitivity aside from my receding gum by two teeth, which usually is only felt during dental cleanings. It was a new negative experience. I’ve never had those issues with past fillings. We did several bite adjustments and the doctor recommended I see a specialist, wait and see, or redo the filling. I’m in the wait and deal phase, invested in straws because cold drinks now irritate my teeth with the filling. She was strongly urging I see a specialist for a potential root canal which was not what I want to hear given she didn’t see an issue from the xrays/exams. But I guess that’s why she recommends a specialist to see. A root canal sounds like a drastic surgery to fix a problem filling. I liked the new doctor, Dr. Freel. He did a unique physical exam that felt like a yoga massage on my neck/face. The hippie yogi inside me appreciated that. He pushed more for redoing the filling. Bonnie explained the option was up to me but even with redoing the filling there’s no guarantee that could fix the problem which is why a specialist was recommended originally by the other doctor. I appreciate the straight forward answers and hearing possible worst case scenario. The worst case scenarios suck but it’s better to know and be realistic with potential outcomes. My last oral surgeon left me in tears giving me the worst case, he was honest and a straight shooter. That’s why it’s nice to have Mario and Bonnie there, they can lighten the blow from the dentists. Haha they make going to the dentist less miserable and a little fun."- J.G. / Google / Dec 13, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are usually performed without pain, but if the person has a sensitive mouth, a numbing treatment can be given. Also, if the patient has issues getting through the cleaning process due to trouble relaxing, light sedation options are also given at Reunion Dental Care. A cleaning appointment starts with an ultrasonic device that makes it easier to break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use an instrument such as a scaling tool to scale away build-up from the gumline and enamel. The next step is to brush and polish the enamel. Flossing and a fluoride treatment usually completes the cleaning process.
When the teeth are cleaned and polished, our dentists may complete an oral assessment to look for warnings of any oral conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. To make certain the teeth keep healthy, patients should continue to perform an at-home oral care routine of brushing and flossing the teeth daily. Patients should discuss their next dental appointment at Reunion Dental Care while leaving the office, generally for 6 months later.
Given that a professional dental cleaning bi-annually is considered a relevant preventative care service, most dental insurance companies will cover mostly all of the fees. Reunion Dental Care will check with each patient's insurance policy to determine their personal cost before billing the patient directly. Anyone without insurance can talk about financing programs through Reunion Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you disregard your regular dental cleaning, the possibility of additional dental concerns could happen. To attain your healthiest smile, get a professional dental cleaning at Reunion Dental Care in Commerce City, CO with our dentists. Regular dental cleanings keep your mouth clean and get rid of plaque and tartar. This stops oral disease and concerns and keeps your mouth stain-free and bright.
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