Good oral hygiene begins with regular dental cleanings at Eastport Dental in Mesa
A dental cleaning serves to remove plaque that has been acquired over time. Daily brushing and flossing help, of course, but the reality is that there is only so much that can be done without the help of professional tools and expertise.
The experts agree.
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends a professional dental cleaning at least every six months at least. Although patients with advanced periodontal disease and other conditions may require more frequent cleanings.
The purpose of a dental cleaning is twofold:
- It serves to remove negative elements and restore your mouth to a healthy, clean state.
- It offers Dr. Huynh and his experienced team an opportunity to examine, diagnose, and treat any new developments such as broken or chipped teeth or even gum disease.
A dental cleaning is often a quick appointment, only requiring about an hour from your day with one of our practiced and experienced dental hygienists. We’ll review your medical history and chat about any new developments and current issues that you may be experiencing.
At Eastport Dental, we believe education is power, so we build additional time into each appointment to truly get to know each patient and his or her needs. Our team will sit with you to review the details of your current dental state, as well as instruction and resources for proper preventative care.
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that oral cancer affects approximately 53,000 Americans each year, or one person per hour each and every day.
With the widespread and growing numbers of oral cancer each year, it is standard practice at Eastport Dental to always conduct an oral cancer screening.
We will also evaluate the gum line, checking the gum tissue to ensure that there are no signs of disease, as well as regular oral patterns like chewing and biting. X-rays or digital impressions may assist in this inspection depending on professional recommendation.
Perhaps the most well-known aspect of a dental cleaning is the actual cosmetic attention given to each tooth during your cleaning. Plaque and tartar is painstakingly process working through both on and in between your teeth, and
Scaling allows us to remove all plaque, with our team taking special care to clear and clean the gum pockets in order to further safeguard against disease.
Stains are conquered through the fighting power of a professional fluoride application, and cavities and fillings are also addressed at this time.
Parents may also choose to utilize this appointment as a benefit to apply sealants to their children’s teeth. In the case of geriatric dentistry, professional cleanings are an important part of maintenance for dentures.
At Eastport Dental, we are a family-friendly practice specializing in dentistry for all ages, with celebrated skill and demonstrated proficiency in both pediatric dentistry and geriatric dentistry.
After the cleaning is complete, we polish the teeth as a final precaution against even the most stubborn plaque.
To add an extra cosmetic touch, we buff your teeth to a shiny, smooth finish, sending you home or back to the office with a sparkling new smile of pearly whites!
The cleaning process is fairly straightforward, and while some minor sensitivity afterwards is common, most patients experience no pain at all during their cleanings. Numbing topical medications are available for those who need them, as well as partial and full sedation dentistry options.
Should more serious issues arise during your cleaning, we have a talented and experienced network of oral specialists who can handle an array of specific needs.
A deep cleaning is often standard practice for patients suffering from gum or periodontal disease. There is a greater focus on the gums, with root planning concentrating on the roots of your teeth and your gums rather than superficial areas.
Because of the extreme detail involved, a deep cleaning is often split into multiple visits in order to fully clear and sterilize the hidden, deep pockets of your teeth. Most dental insurance plans cover dental cleanings as part of your provided care, given that they are both a corrective and preventive measure for your oral health.
Our patient support team will provide you with all the details you need for a seamless and successful referral for continued care.
Enjoy the opportunity to catch up with our friendly and talented hygienists in our Mesa, Arizona office, and check in with Dr. Huynh when he pops in to say hello!
Schedule a dental cleaning in our Mesa office today!