About Biannual Dental Cleanings
Even if you are taking good care of your teeth and gums at home, it is still important to have your teeth cleaned professionally at least twice each year. Biannual dental cleanings (prophylaxis) at Byers Station Dental remove plaque and tartar accumulation and polish the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. During these services, our highly trained dental hygienists use advanced instruments to gently clean the teeth and offer helpful tips on maintaining good oral hygiene at home. Routine dental cleaning visits also give our general dentists a chance to examine your teeth and identify any treatment needs. Schedule dental cleaning visits at our beautiful Chester Springs, PA facility, and let us help you and your family maintain good oral health and wellness!
The Importance of Oral Hygiene
Maintaining good oral hygiene through daily home care and professional cleanings is important not only to your oral health and smile but also to your general well-being. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy may also curb your risk of several systemic conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy complications. Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular prophylaxis visits can keep plaque and harmful oral bacteria to a minimum, reducing the incidence of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. When you visit Byers Station Dental for preventive care, our team will tailor oral hygiene recommendations to your unique needs to help protect your oral and general health.
Who Should Receive Dental Cleanings?
Adults, teens, and kids should have their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice each year, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). In some cases, such as when patients wear braces or have periodontal issues, our dentists may recommend more frequent dental cleanings. A professional cleaning eliminates plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth, which may harbor harmful bacteria that lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Cleanings can also minimize the appearance of surface stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, and similar products, revealing a brighter, healthier-looking smile.
What To Expect During Your Visit
A professional cleaning at our Chester Springs, PA practice starts by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. While plaque forms a soft, sticky layer on the teeth, tartar (calcified plaque) cannot be removed with brushing and flossing at home. During a cleaning, special tools allow our hygienists to carefully scale this buildup without harming the teeth. To start, an ultrasonic device breaks up bigger areas of tartar and plaque. Hand instruments are then used to remove smaller pieces. After the teeth are clean, your enamel will be polished to remove surface stains.
After Your Dental Cleaning
A fluoride treatment may be applied after the teeth have been cleaned and your dental exam is complete. Our team will also point out any areas of concern and may use an intraoral camera to give you a better understanding of your oral health. Along with demonstrating ideal brushing and flossing techniques, we may recommend products that can help enhance your overall dental wellness. We can then assist you in scheduling your next dental cleaning appointment. Attending routine dental cleanings at Byers Station Dental may reduce your risk for oral problems and allow you to enjoy a healthy smile.
Insurance Coverage for Prophylaxis Visits
A professional prophylaxis is a preventive dental treatment and is usually covered twice each year by most dental insurance plans. A member of our office can talk to your dental insurance to understand your coverage and let you know of any remaining costs. If you do not carry dental insurance, please talk with our friendly business team at Byers Station Dental about our convenient and affordable payment options.
Care for Your Smile With Routine Dental Cleanings
Keep your smile healthy and bright with gentle dental cleanings from our hygiene team at Byers Station Dental. Professional cleanings eliminate plaque and tartar buildup to help children, teens, and adults improve their oral health and achieve bright, healthier smiles. Contact our Chester Springs, PA practice and book cleaning visits for you and your family today!
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