Professional Dental Cleanings in Seattle, WA

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What Are Dental Cleanings?

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important for you to get a professional dental cleaning at Dental@888 twice a year. Using advanced equipment, a professional dental cleaning treats tartar and plaque that has built up while polishing the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. After your cleaning, you can get tips on caring for your teeth at home and discover certain areas that may need special care. A dental cleaning will give Dr. Hal Kussick the opportunity to check for any problem areas in the mouth that may need treatment. Having a professional dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment for yourself and your family at our Seattle, WA office.

How Is A Dental Cleaning Performed?

Your cleaning starts by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth, which is hard to treat on your own with just daily brushing and flossing. We use professional equipment to scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses more significant areas of tartar and plaque with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, we use instruments, like a curette or scaler, to remove any remaining buildup. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. After completing the scaling, we carefully polish the teeth to remove stains. If requested or needed, Dr. Kussick can perform a fluoride treatment after your cleaning.

Dr. Kussick may suggest cleanings more frequently if you have other oral health concerns, like periodontal disease. During your cleaning, Dr. Kussick or a member of his team will help you develop a routine for good oral health at home by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your concerns.

Dental Cleanings FAQ

Does a dental cleaning hurt?
Your dental cleaning will begin with our team assessing your teeth to determine how sensitive they are and how much plaque is on your teeth. Though teeth cleanings do not generally cause any pain, if you have sensitive gums or a deep cleaning is being performed, you may experience some sensitivity.

What foods should I avoid after a teeth cleaning?
Our team recommends avoiding any spicy, acidic, or heavily seasoned foods for the remainder of the day. Your dentist will explain why these foods can cause irritation or sensitivity and which foods are safe to eat.

How long should a teeth cleaning take?
For patients with healthy and clean teeth, a dental cleaning with our team typically does not take longer than thirty minutes. Although, if you have poor oral health, cavities, or tartar buildup, your appointment may take closer to an hour. To schedule a dental cleaning, contact our office in Seattle, WA to speak with a member of our team.

Take control of Your Oral Health

Keep your teeth healthy with dental cleanings twice a year at Dental@888 in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kussick and his team help both adults and children improve their total health with professional dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque buildup. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a professional dental cleaning can save you and your family from pain and expensive treatments later. Additionally, because a cleaning is seen as a preventive measure, many insurances cover it. If you don't have insurance, we will work with you on payment options. Please contact our team to schedule appointments for your whole family.

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