Are you worried about your oral health? Our dental cleaning service at Birmingham Dental offers dental cleanings and examinations to prevent and identify dental issues. Our cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar, polishing, bone health check, and complete flossing. Once we have completed the cleaning, Dr. Coburn or Dr. Sgalia will introduce themselves and complete a comprehensive evaluation to ensure your oral health is up to date.
At Birmingham Dental, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles. From our friendly, knowledgeable staff to the state-of-the-art dental equipment we use, we go above and beyond to provide our patients with the best possible care.
The Importance of Dental Cleaning
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of preventive dental care. Dental cleanings help by removing plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If we don’t remove plaque twice a day when we brush, it will harden and turn into tartar (calculus) in as little as 48 hours! Tartar builds up below the gum line, leading to gingivitis and periodontal disease.
What is Included in a Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning typically includes:
-Ensuring Your Comfort
We will do everything we can to ensure your comfort during the cleaning and your satisfaction after the cleaning. It usually takes less than an hour and we offer bottled water and blankets to make your visit more comfortable.
-A Visual Examination
Our doctor will thoroughly check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental problems.
-Removal of Tartar (Scaling) and Plaque
Depending on the condition of your teeth, our dental hygienist may also use a special ultrasonic tool to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth effectively.
-Fluoride Treatment and Dental Sealants, if Recommended by the Dentist
Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen and protect your teeth against decay. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that we apply to the grooves of the back teeth (molars), where plaque and tartar are most likely to build up.
-Polishing of the Teeth
We finish each cleaning with a nice polish, this leaves your teeth feeling squeaky clean!
The Benefits of Regular Dental Cleaning
There are many benefits of regular dental cleanings, including better oral health and a reduced risk of developing serious oral health problems such as gingivitis, periodontal disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. In addition, we provide home education tools to ensure you are maintaining your oral health in between visits.
Cost of Dental Cleaning
The cost of dental cleanings varies depending on the needed treatment and insurance coverage. In general, dental cleanings are covered by most insurance plans. However, it is always best to check with your specific insurance provider to determine coverage. We accept most major insurance plans. To make dental care affordable for everyone, we also offer convenient financing.
Other Preventative Dental Measures
In addition to regular dental cleanings, there are other measures you can take to maintain good oral health.
Including but not limited to:
-Brushing your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride (stay away from whitening toothpaste)
-Eating a balanced diet and avoiding sugary snacks
-Limiting your intake of acidic drinks, such as soda and coffee (Drink it fast, don’t make it last!)
-Quitting smoking or using other tobacco products
High-Quality Cleaning at Birmingham Dental
Preventative care is vital when it comes to oral health – that’s why our team provides cleanings and examinations at an affordable price. You’ll be able to keep your smile healthy for years to come with our services.
If you are looking for dental cleaning in Birmingham, Michigan, you have found the best dental office. Dr. Thomas Coburn and Dr. Michelle Sgalia and their team offer comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, including dental cleanings, exams, and X-rays. To schedule your appointment today, call us at 248-648-3010.