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Dental Cleaning Services in Greensboro, NC at Friendly Dentistry
The American Dental Association recommends having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year for better oral health. Bi-Annual professional teeth cleaning can help prevent gingivitis, tooth decay and ensure that any serious dental problems like cavities and cracked teeth are caught early on.
Friendly Dentistry provides quick and painless teeth cleaning services in Greensboro and do everything possible to ensure that you’re completely comfortable during routine teeth cleanings. We even offer sedation dentistry services if you are afraid of the dentist.
Don’t put off a necessary dental cleaning and risk expensive oral procedures in the future. Contact our dentist office for a consultation or schedule a dental cleaning appointment below!
Dental Cleaning Services at our Greensboro Dentist Office
During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will perform other diagnostic, preventative, and educational services besides the removal of plaque and tartar on your teeth. These include:
- Reviewing and updating your medical history
- Performing dental X-Rays or other examinations to detect tooth decay
- Stain removal or tooth whitening services
- Application of fluoride
- Sealants (for children)
- Polishing rough spots in teeth, fillings, and crowns
- Cleaning and adjusting dentures
- Nutritional or tobacco-cessation counseling
What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning at a Greensboro Dentist?
Dental cleanings are the most common type of dental treatment. The American Dental Association recommends having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year, and bi-annual dental cleanings have been proven to significantly contribute to good oral health.
In fact, when combined with good genetics and adequate at-home care, a dental cleaning may be the only dental procedure you will ever experience in the dentist’s office—although for most people, this is not the case.
However, a professional dental cleaning is highly recommended for those who want to avoid a painful—and expensive—invasive oral procedure in the future. Teeth cleanings allow a dental hygienist to remove the plaque and tartar that has accumulated beneath the gums, eliminating the possibility of tooth decay and gingivitis. Dental cleanings also give your dentist the opportunity to identify cavities, cracked teeth, and other potential issues before they develop into larger problems.
Do Professional Teeth Cleaning Services Hurt?
At Greensboro Dentistry we do everything possible to ensure that your dental cleaning is as painless as possible. However, the amount of regular at-home care helps reduce the likelihood of any pain as those who brush and floss regularly typically do not experience any discomfort during a tooth cleaning. However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene may experience some sensitivity. If you have abnormally sensitive teeth or are afraid of the dentist we offer sedation dentistry services for added comfort.
Diet, the quality of the water with which you brush, and genetics may also determine how much tartar you accumulate—some people brush and floss every day, yet still experience tartar buildup. To a certain extent, a small amount of tartar is perfectly normal and natural to expect at every tooth cleaning. Even the best brushers will find it hard to reach completely under the gums with a standard toothbrush.
If you have any questions about your dental cleaning or would like to schedule your appointment, give Friendly Dentistry a call today (336) 272-4595. We value your time and strive to seat every patient within 5 minutes of their scheduled appointment.