Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings services offered in Seattle, WA

When it comes to maintaining optimal dental health, nothing beats professional dental cleanings. At Seattle Crown Hill Dental in Seattle, Washington, you have access to outstanding cleanings delivered by caring and compassionate providers. Book your next dental cleaning by calling the office or booking one online today. 

Dental Cleanings

Why are dental cleanings important?

No matter how well you brush and floss, you simply can’t match the effects achieved by a dentist or dental hygienist. Simple geometry allows your dental professional to see and reach all areas of your mouth to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. 

When needed, deep cleanings can even remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gumline. Trying to perform this level of cleaning at home can damage your teeth and gums and increase the risk of infection. 

Perhaps the most important aspect of dental cleanings is the professional dental exam that occurs during these visits. Your Seattle Crown Hill Dental dentist checks your teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease. They screen your soft tissues for signs of oral cancer and other potential problems.  

What happens during dental cleanings?

The process begins with a quick dental exam to check for active dental decay, periodontal disease, or soft tissue abnormalities. Next, your practitioner uses a tool called a scaler to manually scrape away accumulated plaque and tartar. 

A powered toothbrush and special gritty toothpaste then remove any lingering deposits. The polishing creates the smooth, sleek feel you enjoy after professional dental cleanings. 

Your practitioner then performs a thorough flossing; this removes plaque and bacteria from the surfaces where your teeth meet and also identifies areas where bleeding gums might indicate the early stages of periodontal disease. 

A quick rinse removes any remaining toothpaste or other debris. Your mouth feels fresh and clean afterward. If needed, a quick fluoride treatment follows your professional dental cleaning. 

How often should I have dental cleanings?

Most people benefit from coming in for professional cleanings at Seattle Crown Hill Dental every six months. That timing ensures your dentist has a chance to check your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for signs of decay or disease before a problem advances beyond the initial stages. 

When caught early, dental decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers respond better to intervention. Visiting every six months ensures that if an issue arises, more conservative treatment could provide solutions. 

If you have advanced gum disease or other dental health issues, you may need to come in more frequently until the condition is under control. Your dentist advises you on the best timeline during your visit. 

When you’re ready to set up a professional dental cleaning, call Seattle Crown Hill Dental to book a visit or schedule one online today.