Trenton Smiles Dental - Trenton

Teeth Cleanings in Trenton

Frequent dental cleanings and examinations help avoid gum disease and cavities. Schedule your checkups and cleanings every 6 to 8 months to avert sudden dental issues and unforeseen costs.
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Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums

Maintaining your oral health involves regular cleanings and dental checkups, which are essential for the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. These appointments help eliminate plaque, tartar, and bacteria that contribute to dental problems like decay, gum disease, and persistent bad breath. Professional cleanings can access hard-to-reach areas that your daily brushing and flossing might miss. Additionally, these visits allow dental professionals to keep an eye on your oral health, catching and preventing issues before they become severe and expensive to treat.

Regular teeth cleanings help your teeth look whiter and brighter naturally, without bleaching treatments.

  • Eliminates plaque: Bacteria-laden substance that erodes enamel.
  • Removes tartar: Hardened plaque leading to gum disease.
  • Gets rid of stains: Coffee, tea, and other stains.
  • Checks for issues: Receding gums, chipped teeth, and signs of infection.

What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?

Gum Health

Your gums, which support your teeth and frame your smile, are often under-appreciated but extremely important. We focus on ensuring your mouth is as healthy as possible by examining your tongue, gums, teeth, and other areas of your mouth, particularly around the gum line. Our goal is to detect any signs of inflammation or impending gum disease early. Don’t worry—we won’t be too hard on you about your flossing habits.

Plaque & Tartar Removal

Hygienists use specialized tools and techniques to remove stubborn tartar and plaque from difficult areas. Plaque is a sticky, soft layer that develops on your teeth. When it isn’t consistently cleaned off through brushing, flossing, and professional dental care, it turns into tartar, which is darker and often accumulates around the gumline and other hard-to-reach spots. Once the cleaning is complete, we polish your teeth to remove stains and leave them gleaming.

Dentist Exam

Following your teeth cleaning, it’s the perfect opportunity for a dental examination. The dentist will review your chart and x-rays, concentrating on any specific issues or worrisome trends. They might provide advice on managing or preventing tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease, and recommend further treatments if necessary. We are always ready to address any questions and discuss any discomfort, sensitivity, or pain you’ve been experiencing.

Cost of Teeth Cleaning in Trenton

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are highly effective in preventing dental problems, and most insurance plans cover them almost fully on a biannual basis. For those without dental insurance, the cost typically ranges from $120 to $300 or higher, particularly if it’s your initial visit or your first cleaning in an extended period.

    Several key factors influence the actual cost of your treatment:

  • Your current oral health status
  • The need for any new x-rays
  • The amount of time the dental team will need to address your specific requirements
  • The equipment and supplies necessary to meet all your needs

We consider regular dental checkups to be vital, as they help in preventing serious dental pain, avoiding the need for more invasive treatments, and keeping you in optimal health and happiness.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

We generally advise scheduling a teeth cleaning and checkup every six months. However, the dentist may suggest more frequent visits if you have specific needs, or we might extend the interval between appointments if necessary for insurance or cost considerations.

Reach out to us immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort in your mouth. Cleanings are excellent for preventing issues, but they are not the only time to discuss them. Even if the issue seems minor, let us know right away so we can address it before it becomes more serious. Don’t wait!

Checkups are crucial for your entire mouth, including gums, tongue, and bones. Dentures need to be checked for proper fit and condition, and the rest of your oral health must be monitored. Regular visits ensure everything stays in optimal shape.

Dental cleanings typically last between 30 minutes to an hour, and are performed in a comfortable, reclining dental chair.

Opt for fluoride toothpaste designed to control tartar. Flossing is crucial for eliminating plaque between teeth and preventing tartar buildup in those tight spaces. Additionally, use an antiseptic mouthwash daily to reduce bacteria that form plaque.

After a regular dental cleaning, you can eat right away but try to avoid acidic or abrasive foods and drinks. If you had a fluoride treatment during your cleaning, wait at least 30 minutes before eating anything.

Yes, brushing and flossing after a dental cleaning is the best way to maintain the work your dentist has done.

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