Dental Cleanings Plantation, FL

Routine dental checkups are the key to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.

The American Dental Association, and your dentist in Plantation FL, Dr. Dham, recommends that all patients receive two professional dental cleanings every year. From the emergence of a child’s first tooth, patients should start visiting the dentist every six months for life.

Routine dental cleanings remove tough to reach plaque and tartar buildup from between the teeth. Dr. Dham is able to monitor the development of teeth and can spot early indications of any developing oral health concerns.

Patients who visit the dentist at least twice a year experience less tooth decay, have a lower risk of gum disease and enjoy an overall healthier smile. Brushing and flossing twice a day every day is a great way to keep teeth clean between visits to our Plantation dental office.

At your routine dental exam, Dr. Dham or a member of our dental care team can make personalized recommendations on brushing and flossing techniques. We will also recommend the best products to use to promote your optimal oral health.

Dental Cleanings at Westside Dental Center

At Westside Dental Center, you can always expect to be treated with compassionate and attentive care. Our dental hygienist will ensure you are comfortable and can answer any questions about your dental cleaning.

Our dental hygienists are highly trained and experienced certified professionals. They practice with a gentle hand and make dental cleanings as easy and relaxing as possible.

Using special cleaning tools, your hygienist will carefully remove any plaque or tartar buildup. The hygienist uses tools that can reach all surfaces of the teeth, leaving your smile feeling fresh and clean.

For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Dham may discuss sedation dentistry options with you before your scheduled cleaning. Together, you and your dentist in Plantation, Florida can choose a sedation method that will work for you.

Dental Cleaning FAQs

How long can you go between dental cleanings?

We recommend you schedule dental cleanings twice annually, about six months apart. This timeline varies between individuals, with some needing to come in more frequently and some needing to come in less. We schedule regular cleanings and checkups to maintain your oral health.

Do dental cleanings make a difference?

Dental cleanings by a professional will greatly impact your oral health. Dental cleanings remove built-up plaque and bacteria that cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. They greatly affect a patient’s odds of developing any previously mentioned conditions.

What to do after cleaning teeth?

After a dental cleaning, patients should avoid eating until all numbness has left their mouth. Some slight swelling and discomfort are entirely normal. Patients can take OTC medications to help alleviate pain. We also recommend saltwater rinses to soothe discomfort.

What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?

The top benefits of regularly scheduled teeth cleanings include a brighter smile, cavity, and tooth loss prevention, reduced bad breath, and an overall health boost. Your oral health directly impacts your overall health, so taking care of your teeth will increase the health and function of your entire body.