Professional Cleanings

Even if you have great brushing skills, there are still spaces including grooves in your molars and places in between your teeth that simply can’t be properly cleaned with brushing and flossing. These are ideal places for bacteria and plaque to grow, and could eventually lead to cavities and tooth decay.

At our Asheville dentist office, not only do we provide professional cleanings, but we also evaluate your oral hygiene techniques and offer suggestions based on our findings during your cleaning. This will help you to conduct preventative care, along with regular checkups, that will help to ensure you have a healthy smile!

How Often Should a Professional Teeth Cleaning Happen?

It’s recommended for children and adults that a professional teeth cleaning happen every six months, or twice a year. This will vary depending on your smile as well as your home oral hygiene care. If you’re prone to cavities or have a history of dental decay and other issues in your mouth, your dentist in Asheville may suggest you come more often.

However, if you take excellent care of your mouth and few problems are found during your regular checkups, you may only need to visit our Asheville dental practice every nine months or even every year. This will likely change as you age and become more prone to oral health problems such as periodontal disease.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings

Having your teeth cleaned by a professional dentist can help to supplement the care you already take of your teeth at home. The benefits of professional dental cleanings are well worth the time it takes to visit your Asheville family dentist and sit back, relax, and let your dentist in Asheville, Dr. Saunders, properly clean your teeth. A few of the benefits of professional teeth cleanings include:

  • Prevent cavities and decay. Don’t give plaque a chance to ruin your smile! Let Dr. Saunders carefully remove any plaque that’s built up since your last dental cleaning. Plaque can lead to tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and a variety of other oral health concerns, including gum disease.
  • Prevent gum disease. Gum disease happens when plaque builds up and can damage your tooth’s root and cause inflammation and bleeding in the gums. Eventually, your teeth will loosen from lack of support in your jaw and fall out. Regular professional cleanings combined with proper home oral health care habits can help to stop and even reverse gum disease.
  • Save your smile and your money! Professional cleanings every few months can help your smile to remain beautiful and healthy, therefore decreasing the need for any cosmetic or restorative dental work later in life. Regular cleanings will also save you money by preventing many major oral health problems before they happen.
  • Stop unsightly stains. We all enjoy beverages like tea, coffee, and wine. However, these beverages can stain your teeth over time. While some patients will be more susceptible to stains than others, a professional teeth cleaning can prevent stains and remove them regularly, therefore leaving your smile gorgeous and white!
  • Be in better health. Did you know that having a healthy smile has been linked to having a healthy body? Bad bacteria in the mouth that are responsible for gum disease and tooth decay can travel through the bloodstream and have been linked to health problems such as heart disease and even stroke. Ensure total health by visiting your Asheville dental practice twice a year!

Your Professional Cleaning with Us

Has it been some time since you’ve had a professional cleaning? Have you been putting off a cleaning due to factors like anxiety or cost? Give us a call to discuss your concerns. Your oral health isn’t worth neglecting because you can’t afford it or because you’re experiencing anxiety.

We offer payment plans through CareCredit, which is an outside financing company that will often help you to finance any oral care you need for 0% interest. Our office manager can talk with you about how we can help you afford dental care, even if you don’t have dental insurance.

While professional teeth cleanings are often painless, patients who haven’t had a professional cleaning in a while or need a deep cleaning may experience some mild discomfort. If you have any anxiety at all about your professional teeth cleaning, we invite you to talk about your concerns with us. We also offer sedation dentistry in the event that you need help relaxing during your cleaning with us.

We look forward to helping you smile your best smile at Saunders DDS. Give us a call to schedule a professional teeth cleaning or talk with our office manager today! 828-277-6060.