Has it been some time since your last dental visit? Does your family need to schedule a routine dental cleaning? Contact Coastal General Dentistry for dental cleanings in Virginia Beach, VA.
Dental cleanings help prevent tooth and gum infections as a general dental service. Led by Dr. Cappy Sinclair, our professional dental team offers thorough dental cleanings to maintain the smile’s overall health.
Our dental hygienists thoroughly clean the mouths of our patients utilizing specialized dental tools. Using modern dental tools, we can remove plaque and tartar from your mouth that you can’t remove at home.
Our team screens patients for symptoms of tooth decay and gum disease. Patients with a tooth infection often have tooth pain, sensitivity, and discoloration. Early signs of gum disease include red, irritated, swollen, or painful gums. We can reverse these symptoms if they are in their early stages.
Continue reading to discover more about the types of cleanings at our office, and the benefits that routine dental cleanings have to offer.
The Benefits of Dental Cleanings
Even if you brush and floss every day, there are areas in your mouth where bacteria and plaque can build up. This buildup can cause bad breath, gum disease, cavities, and other dental health issues. Dental cleanings are the best way to prevent issues that can arise from cavities and gum disease. Harmful bacteria that build upon the teeth and gums causes these oral health problems.
Fortunately, regular dental cleanings with our gentle dental hygienist provide a number of important benefits. A professional cleaning is far more effective than brushing and flossing on your own. First, we help remove any plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth that could eventually lead to cavities and gum disease. We can reach the areas that your toothbrush and floss might miss.
Second, getting regular dental cleanings give our hygienist a chance to check for any early signs of oral health problems. Our dentist checks for issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, like gingivitis and cavities. This means that if your dentist finds an issue, he will catch it at its earliest and most treatable stage.
Finally, regular dental cleanings help boost your overall confidence in your smile! You will feel a lot better after your dentist removes all the bacteria buildup from your teeth.
You only need to get a professional dental cleaning twice a year. This small time commitment can bring major rewards for your overall dental health. So don’t wait another day. The confidence boost you’ll get from a bright and healthy smile will make it worth the trip to the dentist.
Types of Dental Cleanings
There are several main types of dental cleanings that we can perform for our patients. These include:
- Prophylaxis: This regular cleaning treatment helps prevent diseases like periodontitis. Our hygienist will remove tartar (also known as calculus) from your teeth and gums during prophylaxis cleanings. In addition, routine cleanings can promote fresher breath and brighter smiles. We will remove food debris from the enamel to stop bad breath.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Our Virginia Beach dental office provides scaling and root planing treatment to reverse symptoms of gum disease. Scaling treatment cleans plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line. Root planing treatment helps smooth down the tooth roots and removes buildup from under your gums. These treatments used in tandem prevent deep gum pockets and tooth loss as a result of gum disease.
- Periodontal Maintenance: We recommend periodontal or gum maintenance for patients who already have gum disease and require additional care. Our dentist preforms gum maintenance more often than other routine cleanings, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.
Our family dental office provides children with routine dental care and dental cleanings! Cleanings are an important aspect of pediatric care that sets your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Preventive dental care helps young children establish healthy habits and creates a healthy foundation for their long-term oral health.
We combat cavities and tooth decay in children with dental checkups and cleanings. At biannual cleanings, we can find signs of tooth decay in its earliest stages. Schedule an appointment for your child to visit our friendly dentists and kind dental hygienist today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a dental cleaning appointment typically take?
A dental cleaning appointment at our Virginia Beach dental office typically takes about one hour. This may include a visual check for oral diseases, x-rays, and a bite evaluation.
Does a dental cleaning hurt?
No, dental cleanings should not cause pain. Our dental hygienist will not need to numb your mouth. A dental cleaning should be gentle enough to feel like you are getting a massage for your mouth. But it should be thorough enough to effectively clean your mouth.
Can I eat or drink before a dental cleaning?
Yes, you can eat or drink before a routine cleaning. We recommend brushing your teeth before visiting us for a dental cleaning. This will help our dentist and hygienist when they are checking your teeth. A brushing will remove any food particles that may prevent our dentist from finding all dental issues.
Are you ready to schedule a dental cleaning near you in our Virginia Beach family dental office? Call us at 757-216-9914 or request a dental consultation with our team online. Also, don’t forget to let our team know if you have questions about your oral health care needs.
We will recommend a cleaning schedule based on your dental problems, and help answer any questions you have. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!