Professional Dental Cleanings near Las Vegas, NV

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What are dental cleanings?

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important for you to have a dental cleaning at Michaela Tozzi, DMD twice a year. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup while polishing your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. During your cleaning, you can get tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and discover any areas that need extra attention. A professional dental cleaning will give cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi the opportunity to check for any issues in your mouth that might require treatment. Having a dental cleaning is a vital part of keeping up your oral health so make an appointment at our office if you live in Henderson or near Las Vegas, NV.

Who should receive a dental cleaning?

The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that patients have professional dental cleanings twice a year. Children should have their first visit to the dentist before they turn one and after that, Dr. Tozzi can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning can prevent cavities, remove tartar, and address unwanted stains. If you would like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your oral health, and save money in the long run, schedule a dental cleaning at Michaela Tozzi, DMD.

What Can I Expect at my visit?

A comprehensive dental cleaning will start by addressing the plaque and tartar deposits on your enamel, which is hard to treat on your own with daily brushing and flossing alone. Professional equipment is used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. To begin, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, a fine handheld instrument, like a scaler or curette, will be used to remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be treated individually to get all the plaque and tartar. After the teeth have been scaled, the enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen its surface and remove stains. If requested or needed, a fluoride treatment can be performed after your cleaning to provide extra protection.

How can I maintain my oral care?

Dr. Tozzi may suggest cleanings more often for some patients than others if gingivitis or advanced gum disease is a concern. Some individuals are more prone to these conditions because of genetics, diabetes, or certain medications. Throughout your appointment, Dr. Tozzi or a member of our team can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your needs. These can not only help boost your overall oral health but can save you money in the long run by decreasing the number of times you visit the dentist each year. 

Will Insurance Cover it?

A dental cleaning is considered a preventive treatment so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will talk to your provider to confirm your benefits and determine your out-of-pocket cost. If you do not have insurance, we can discuss all the different payments we accept, including flexible financing.

Dental Cleanings FAQs

Do dental cleanings hurt?

No, most patients don't find a dental cleaning painful or uncomfortable, even those with sensitive teeth. Our experienced team can provide a thorough dental cleaning quickly, effectively, and most of all, comfortably. If you have any tenderness or sensitivity after your cleaning, over-the-counter pain relievers are generally enough to keep you comfortable (always consult your physician before taking any medications).

How long does a dental cleaning take?

Dental cleanings are quick and easy. Most dental cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD take about 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the level of plaque and tartar buildup along with your oral health needs. If a more extensive cleaning is necessary, it may last up to an hour.

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

Regular dental cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health. According to the ADA (American Dental Association), most people with good overall oral health should get their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. Patients with oral health concerns, like periodontal disease, or those with certain health conditions (ex: diabetes) may need more frequent health cleanings and dental exams.

Do dental cleanings damage your teeth?

No, they do not. Dental cleanings are necessary to remove stuck-on tartar and plaque that cannot be removed with brushing and flossing alone. When our team uses dental tools to scrape the plaque and tartar from your teeth, it does not damage them because tooth enamel is very strong and durable.

Schedule your dental cleaning

Keep your mouth healthy with biannual dental cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV. Dr. Tozzi and her team work with patients to improve their oral health with professional cleanings to remove stubborn tartar and plaque. As an important part of any proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you from pain and invasive treatments in the long run. Contact our Las Vegas office to schedule an appointment today.

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