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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Family Dental Care -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Family Dental Care

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Emergency Dentists located in West Palm Beach, FL

Maintaining good oral health starts with preventive dental care. A teeth cleaning with Michael C. Westcott, DDS, and Sujay Trivedi, DMD, at Family Dental Care in West Palm Beach, Florida, is the best way to maintain a healthy mouth. If you’re due for your six-month teeth cleaning and dental exam, schedule an appointment online or call the practice to book an appointment with the experienced dental team.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleanings are essential to preventing problems with your teeth, maintaining optimal oral health, and keeping your smile beautiful. Professional teeth cleaning services from Family Dental Care prevents cavities and other dental health issues from developing. 

You still need to get professional dental cleanings to remove tartar buildup and check for gingivitis, cavities, or other oral health complications even if you brush and floss twice daily every day at home. 

What should I expect during a teeth cleaning?

The dental team at Family Dental Care provides comprehensive teeth cleaning services. The dental hygienist cleans your teeth and gums and the dentist examines your teeth and soft tissues for signs of decay or disease. Dental cleaning appointments consist of:

Teeth cleaning

The hygienist removes plaque or tartar buildup from the teeth, between the teeth, and below the gumline. Even if you are diligent about your twice-daily teeth brushing at home, it’s possible you haven’t cleaned below the gum line. If plaque and tartar builds up, it eventually leads to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Teeth polishing

After your teeth are brushed and flossed, the hygienist uses a high-speed brush to remove surface-level staining. That gives your teeth a brighter appearance.

Dental exam

The dentist examines your mouth and teeth for signs of tooth decay, dental issues, gum disease, and oral cancer. A dental exam may include X-rays to give the team a better look at hard-to-see areas in your mouth.

Routine teeth cleanings and dental exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. The sooner cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems are discovered, the easier they are to treat.

Can I get my teeth whitened during a dental cleaning?

In addition to routine teeth cleanings and dental exams, Family Dental Care provides teeth whitening services. 

Professional teeth whitening can brighten your teeth by several shades. Just mention your desire for teeth whitening when scheduling an appointment for a cleaning. Family Dental Care offers the Opalescence®️ Go At-home Whitening Kit for optimal results.

How often do I need dental cleanings?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to dental care. It is recommended that you get your teeth cleaned every six months but if you have gum disease or other oral health problems, the team at Family Dental Care may recommend more frequent teeth cleanings. 

In addition to teeth cleanings and dental exams, you should schedule an appointment with Family Dental Care any time you experience dental pain or dental emergencies. 

Call the practice and speak with a helpful staff member or use the online scheduler to book an appointment with the team today.