Dental Cleanings in Middlebury, VT

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Why Are Professional Dental Cleanings Important?

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still beneficial for you to have a professional dental cleaning at Lincoln Peak Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a biannual dental cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar while polishing your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment, you can get tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and learn if there are any areas that need more attention. A professional dental cleaning will give dentist Dr. Brian Saltzman the opportunity to identify any problem areas in the mouth that might need treatment. Having a dental cleaning is a vital part of keeping up your dental health, so schedule appointments at our Middlebury, VT office for your entire family today.

Who Needs Dental Cleanings?

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests patients have professional dental cleanings two times a year. Babies should visit the dentist before they turn one and after that, Dr. Saltzman will help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help each of your family members avoid cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest reason for tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also remove tartar and stains on the teeth. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a dental cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Lincoln Peak Dental.

What Can I Expect from Professional Dental Cleanings?

A professional teeth cleaning in Middlebury, VT will start by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your enamel, which is challenging to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Professional equipment is used to carefully scale buildup without affecting the enamel. First, a device with ultrasonic technology breaks up large chunks of tartar and plaque with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Then, handheld tools such as a scaler or curette will remove smaller pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment can be done following the cleaning.

What Happens After A Dental Cleaning?

Dr. Saltzman may suggest cleanings more often for some patients with concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Saltzman or a member of his team can help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your specific concerns.

Will Insurance Cover My Middlebury, VT Dental Cleaning?

A professional cleaning is considered a preventive procedure, so it is usually covered by insurance. Our office will contact your insurance to understand your coverage before we calculate any remaining costs. If you don't have dental insurance, please talk to Dr. Saltzman about different payments we take and medical financing to make getting quality oral care easier for your family.

Keep Your Smile Polished And Pearly

Keep your mouth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at Lincoln Peak Dental. Dr. Saltzman and his team work with patients to boost their oral health with dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. A vital procedure in any proactive dental care plan, a professional dental cleaning can keep your family from problems and invasive treatments later. Contact our Middlebury, VT team to make appointments for your whole family.

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