Teeth Cleaning in Orlando
At Elite Dentistry
Regular teeth cleanings in Orlando are essential for your oral health. At Elite Dentistry, Dr. Mark Ashy and our dental team will clean your teeth, examine your mouth, and ensure you have a clean bill of health. Learn more about teeth cleanings in Orlando below, or contact us now to schedule an appointment with our dental team.
Why Would I Need Regular Teeth Cleanings?
Regular teeth cleanings are the most important part of preventive dentistry. When you see a dentist like Dr. Mark Ashy regularly for teeth cleanings, he can examine your mouth and look for signs that your oral health has changed between appointments. This allows you to catch potential oral health problems like cavities and gum disease early, and take the proper steps to treat the issue.
In turn, this can save you a lot of time and money. Catching a cavity early, for example, may mean it can be treated with a dental filling. But if that cavity is not caught early and is left untreated, it could progress into a tooth infection, which would require root canal therapy and a dental crown to treat. This process is more invasive and more expensive.
What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?
First, your dental hygienist will perform a quick oral exam to ensure your mouth is healthy enough for a cleaning. Then, they will use a dental scaler to scrape plaque and tartar away from your teeth and gums, and may use a dental probe to check the health of your gums and teeth.
After this, your teeth will be buffed and polished with a high-powered toothbrush and a gritty toothpaste. This helps remove surface stains and plaque, and improves the appearance of your smile. Finally, your teeth will be professionally flossed.
Then, Dr. Mark Ashy will enter the room and will perform a comprehensive oral exam to look for signs of oral health problems like gingivitis and cavities. Depending on your situation and the last time you had x-rays taken, he may recommend that you get x-rays. Once your appointment is over, Dr. Ashy will discuss the results of your exam with you, and you’ll schedule any necessary follow-up care at Elite Dentistry.
How Often Should My Teeth Be Cleaned?
It’s recommended that you have your teeth cleaned and get an oral exam every six months. This interval allows Dr. Ashy and our dental team to look for signs of changes in your oral health, and ensures we can notice any potential oral health issues in your mouth.
However, not every patient is the same. Depending on your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues, we may recommend that you come in at a different interval. Some patients may be able to get away with a single cleaning every year, while others may need cleanings every 3 months.
Are Teeth Cleanings Covered By Insurance?
Yes. Preventive care like teeth cleanings are typically covered by all dental insurance plans. However, your own coverage may vary, so make sure you consult with your insurer to see which dentists are covered and learn more about any limitations that may apply to your preventive care.