Dental Cleanings An Overview

Dental cleanings should be performed routinely at least twice a year as a preventive measure. Teeth cleanings can help prevent the development of tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. Teeth cleanings contribute to protecting the longevity of the teeth and gums. Maintaining your natural smile helps support a stable bite and prevents the need for more complex dental procedures.

Professional dental cleanings should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. At home, brushing and flossing at least twice a day can help keep your teeth clean in between professional cleanings. Our staff can help patients of all ages learn practical techniques for brushing and flossing for improved oral health.

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Dental Cleanings What to Expect

Our highly trained and experienced dental hygienist typically performs dental cleanings. Our hygienist will help you feel relaxed and calm before treatment and will answer any questions you may have. We allow time to talk about any concerns or anxiety you may be feeling.

Using specialized dental tools, and a gentle technique, the hygienist will thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings help to eliminate disease-causing bacteria. Patients who receive bi-annual dental cleanings enjoy cleaner, whiter, healthier smiles. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their cleaning and enjoy a fresh, clean feeling after treatment.

NuCalm for Dental Anxiety

Many patients avoid their routine dental cleanings due to dental anxiety. We understand the dentist can be overwhelming and offer relaxation methods to help you overcome your dental fears.

We provide the NuCalm relaxation technique for patients with dental anxiety. NuCalm is an all natural way to help patients relax during treatment with out the need for medication. Patients will feel totally at ease while receiving their dental treatment, overcoming their fear of the dentist.

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Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their routine dental cleaning. Our hygienists are compassionate and work gently and diligently to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. For patients experiencing dental anxiety, we offer NuCalm for a more relaxed, serene dentist office experience.

The American Dental Association and our Oakton Dental care team recommend visiting the dentist every six months for dental cleanings and a thorough oral health exam.