Teeth Cleanings in Joplin, MO

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Teeth Cleanings Overview

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to schedule a dental cleaning at 32nd Street Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual dental cleaning treats plaque and tartar while polishing your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile. During your treatment, you can get tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and learn if there are any areas that need extra attention. A dental cleaning will give our talented team of dentists, led by Dr. Brett Cotham, the opportunity to check for any areas of concern in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a dental cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment at our Joplin, MO office.

Best Candidates for Teeth Cleanings

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people schedule professional dental cleanings twice per year. Children should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, Dr. Cotham will help you determine when your child is ready for their next appointment. A cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A dental cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you want to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your overall health, and save money in the long run, schedule a dental cleaning at 32nd Street Dental.

What To Expect from Teeth Cleanings

Your cleaning will begin by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, which can be challenging to treat on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Professional equipment is used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. To begin, an ultrasonic device breaks up bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld tools, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove any remaining buildup. Each tooth needs to be treated individually to get all the plaque and tartar. Once the teeth have been scaled, the enamel will be polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment will be completed after the cleaning.

Teeth Cleaning Follow-Up

One of our dentists may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with concerns, like gum disease. During your appointment, a member of our team can help you design a routine for good oral health at home by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your concerns. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so make sure you schedule and go to your dental cleanings at 32nd Street Dental.

Teeth Cleaning Insurance Coverage

A dental cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance to determine your specific coverage and then charge for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to our team about the different payments we accept, including medical financing.

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Professional Teeth Cleaning

Keep your mouth healthy with professional dental cleanings twice per year at 32nd Street Dental in Joplin, MO. Our dentists work with patients to improve their total health with dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional dental cleaning can save your family from problems and extensive treatments later. Contact our team to schedule appointments for yourself and your family.

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