If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, you’re not alone. Many people are understandably apprehensive toward the poking, prodding, scraping, noises, and rare jaw or gum discomfort. At Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry, however, we pride ourselves on making your experience as comfortable and painless as possible so you can enjoy the minty-fresh results of a beautiful, healthy smile.
Most negativity toward oral cleanings is derived from misinformation and a lack of education on what the treatment involves. It’s our goal to dispel that fear and ignorance with the facts. If you or a loved one are due for a dental cleaning and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to schedule a visit. You can reach us to make an appointment at 360-659-8100, 360-863-8700, 425-367-4149, 360-339-8000.
Why You Should Get a Dental Cleaning
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is necessary to keep your teeth healthy and protect them from undesired damage, gum disease, tooth decay, enamel deterioration, cavities, or teeth falling out. Brushing and flossing at least twice every day, helps prevent accumulation of plaque and bacteria. We in the industry refer to both this daily upkeep and professional cleanings as the practice of preventive dentistry.
When You Should Get a Dental Cleaning
Everyone is generally recommended to schedule a cleaning at least every six months to reinforce dental care at home. As important as brushing and flossing well is, there may still be spots you miss, have difficulty reaching, or are unable to clean quite as deeply. That’s where we come in. A professional cleaning enables us to use special tools to find and fully clean the areas of your mouth which may require extra attention.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
Before the cleaning begins, we must complete your dental exams and diagnostic services:
Once preparations are done, preventive services are next. This cleaning process may include:
Lastly, the doctor will finish up the treatment before checking the results, giving their approval, and leaving you with some educational tips:
Do Dental Cleanings Hurt?
For patients who already practice good everyday dental hygiene at home with proper flossing and brushing technique, cleanings are usually painless with no discomfort. People who neglect these responsibilities and engage in poor oral habits, however, are more likely to feel some jaw or gum discomfort or sensitivity during the procedure. Luckily, such cases can easily be facilitated with a topical anesthetic administered before the cleaning, to ease any pain.
Remember, to make an appointment for a dental cleaning at Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry or ask any questions, call us at 360-659-8100, 360-863-8700, 425-367-4149, 360-339-8000.
We Look Forward To Meeting You
Our front office staff is happy to discuss our services with you. Our dentists are here to serve your children and teens. For more information, contact one of our multiple Seattle area offices.
919 State Ave #104
Marysville, WA 98270
Phone: (360) 659-8100
9421 N Davies Road, Suite A,
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Phone: (425) 367-4149
14090 Fryelands Blvd Suite 348, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: (360) 863-8700
7104 265th Street NW. #110
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360) 339-8000