General Cleaning & Exams

We recommend that you visit Hartford Smiles Dental Care every 6 months for a dental cleaning and exam. This routine preventive care helps keep your teeth and gums healthy and allows our dentist and team to provide prompt treatment for any developing problems.

To learn more about dental cleanings and exams at Hartford Smiles Dental Care and make your appointment with one our Dentist and our hygienist, please call us today at 860-461-7729.

Dental cleanings and exams are two of the most basic yet important preventive treatments we provide at our office. Each time you visit our dental practice for a checkup, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and dental exam to help your smile stay healthy. During your teeth cleaning and exam, our dental team will:

  • Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Floss and polish your teeth for a healthy, bright smile
  • Examine your smile for signs of any damaging dental conditions or diseases

What is a cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning by a certified dental hygienist aims to remove plaque, tarter and stains that have accumulated on the teeth. … The professional cleaning of teeth is a crucial part of good oral hygiene and is needed periodically to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

What is a deep cleaning?

A regular cleaning focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth above the gum line. During a regular cleaning, the teeth are also polished. A dental deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is needed in order to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and debris that has collected under the gum line.

What is a fluoride treatment?

Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer leads to tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay

Is it painful to get teeth cleaned?

Sounds simple, but the better your oral hygiene is, the easier teeth cleanings are. When you’re not in the habit of flossing, teeth cleanings are going to be painful. Flossing does 40% of the job in cleaning plaque off your teeth, so skipping it will make it so there’s lots more for the hygienist to clean.

How much does it cost to get teeth cleaned?

The Average Cost of Teeth Cleaning Without Insurance. The average cost of a teeth cleaning for patients without insurance is $82.08 for an adult and $61.14 for a child.

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