New Port Richey Dental Cleanings
Personalized Preventative Care from the Professionals
Regular cleaning of your teeth is important in the prevention of gingivitis and cavities, as well as reducing your risk for periodontal disease. Plaque can form quickly, and lead to gingivitis. When left untreated, this can harden into tartar deposits (calculus), which can only be removed by a trained dental hygienist. At A Family Dentist, our skilled dental team performs dental cleanings in New Port Richey and can answer any questions you may have about proper dental care.
Regular teeth cleanings go a long way toward preventing major dental problems. Contact A Family Dentist at (727) 645-0766 to schedule an appointment!
Strong & Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime
When you come in for your professional cleaning, you will be treated to a friendly environment and individualized attention. For most patients, cleaning only takes 30 to 40 minutes. We recommend coming in for a cleaning every six months (or every three to four months for those with faster plaque buildup). We make it a priority at A Family Dentist to help you maintain a healthy smile through proper preventative care.
Dental cleanings include the following services:
Scaling: Through root scaling, plaque and tartar are removed from tooth surfaces through a variety of means, depending on the amount of buildup. To achieve the best results, this is often done by combining manual and electric scaling methods.
Root planing: Treating and preventing gum problems is crucial to oral health. When gums become inflamed, pockets in the gum can become deeper and may lose connection to the bone underneath. This leads to increased plaque deposits, creating a vicious cycle. Root planing involves our dental hygienist thoroughly cleaning the gum pockets of plaque buildup, allowing the gum to heal and adhere to the bone. In cases of more severe buildup, planing may necessitate multiple appointments.
Polishing: The final step in your dental cleaning, we polish the surface of your teeth to remove stains and make them shine. A polishing paste containing abrasive ingredients is applied with a low-speed tool to eliminate staining.
Maintain your beautiful smile! Call (727) 645-0766 now to book your dental cleaning.