Teeth Cleaning

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We Care Dental

Dentists & Denture Specialists located in Phoenix, AZ

Even if you brush twice a day and floss between your teeth once a day, your oral hygiene might not be perfect without a professional teeth cleaning. At We Care Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, Brad Mladenov, RDH, and his team of dentists provide basic cleanings as well as deep cleanings and laser cleanings for patients with gingivitis. To book your next teeth cleaning, call We Care Dental or use the online scheduling tool today.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What does a teeth cleaning appointment involve?

Teeth cleaning refers to the professional process of improving the hygiene of your mouth. A professional teeth cleaning is much more than the regular brushing and flossing you do at home. During your teeth cleaning at We Care Dental, the team works hard to remove plaque and hardened plaque, called tartar, from the surfaces of your teeth. They get into all of the spaces and crevices before polishing your teeth and flossing between them.

Each cleaning appointment also includes an examination to check for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and other complications that could compromise your oral health. Even if you have no symptoms, your dentist can identify early signs of problems with your oral health. They can also help you fine-tune your home oral hygiene routine with helpful tips and tricks.

The team at We Care Dental finds patient education to be an important aspect of care. They teach you about your oral health, conditions that can affect it, and ways to improve it. Each cleaning appointment is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about your teeth and gums. The team tells you how your oral health impacts the health of the rest of your body. 

Which types of teeth cleaning can I get?

At We Care Dental, you can get one of three types of teeth cleaning. Your dentist evaluates your teeth and helps you decide which of these will benefit you the most:

Basic cleaning

Basic cleanings are standard in dental care, and everyone should get them regularly. The appointment lasts for about an hour and includes a thorough cleaning and patient education.

Deep cleaning 

If you have gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, the team at We Care Dental might recommend a deep cleaning. During a deep cleaning, the team removes plaque, tartar, and infection. With deep cleanings and diligent home care, gingivitis is reversible. 

Laser cleaning

Laser cleanings are another option for patients with gingivitis. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, the team kills bacteria around your gums and teeth and in pockets between your gums and teeth if you have them. The energy from the laser stimulates collagen production and improves blood flow to promote gum healing. 

How often should I get teeth cleanings?

Teeth cleanings, at least the basic cleaning option, should become a part of your regular oral hygiene routine if they’re not already. For most patients, the team at We Care Dental recommends cleanings twice a year, or once every six months. If your oral health is at stake in some way, the team might tell you to book more frequent cleanings.

Book your next teeth cleaning and exam today by calling We Care Dental or booking your appointment online.