Teeth Cleaning in Lewiston

Every dentist in America recommends that individuals see a dentist on a regular basis. Even if you are not feeling any tooth pain or noticing any issues with your teeth and gums, you should still get a regular cleaning. This is because dentists have tools, instruments, and other dental procedures that can help protect your teeth long term. Some plaque and tartar are impossible to remove with simply brushing, flossing, or using mouthwash. A hygienist can help scrape off any tartar that has accumulated since your last visit and help prevent enamel deterioration. 

What Does Teeth Cleaning Include?

Teeth cleaning is considered a preventative dental service. During a teeth cleaning a dental hygienist will help a patient brush & floss their teeth, scrape away plaque, polish teeth, and look for any warning signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental issues. Depending on your age you may receive dental sealants during your teeth cleaning to protect the enamel on your molars. Many dentists also use a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the teeth. Each of these treatments are designed to keep your teeth healthy and protect them from decay and cavities. After a cleaning you will likely meet with your dentist for a full dental exam.  

Why Do I Need A Teeth Cleaning?

Even if you brush twice daily, floss, use mouthwash, and are on top of all of your dental habits, it is still recommended that you get your teeth cleaned twice a year. This is because a teeth cleaning can provide your teeth protection from bacteria and plaque in ways that brushing and flossing can’t. Additionally, some tartar and plaque are impossible to remove without the help of a dentist. It is recommended that patients with any of the following issues seek out more frequent teeth cleanings:

  • Patients with Diabetes
  • Patients with Dry Mouth
  • Patients with Cavity Susceptibility
  • Patients with Other Dental Conditions
  • Smokers

Dental Sealants

For teens and adults, dental sealants are often recommended to help provide additional protection for their teeth. Sealants are often applied to molars to prevent cavities.

Oral Cancer Screenings (Veloscope)

During your regular dental visit our dentist may recommend that you are screened for oral cancer. At Joy Family Dentistry we use Velscope technology to help catch oral cancer early.

Schedule A Dental Cleaning in Lewiston

Our dentists recommend that kids and adults receive dental cleanings twice a year. If it is time for any one in your family to see a dentist for a regular checkup please contact us by calling our office or by filling out our new or returning patient form.  

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I have been a patient of this office for years. The employees treat me like extended family. Everyone is so friendly and caring. They genuinely care about their patients. I highly recommend this office for you and your family’s dental care.

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