Dental Cleanings

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Dental Cleanings services offered in Parkesburg, PA

Having a professional dental cleaning will leave your teeth feeling smooth and sleek and is most people’s favorite part of a dental exam. For residents of Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, Tejas Patel, DDS, and the team at Dental Excellence of Parkesburg are an outstanding resource for top-quality dental cleanings. Booking a visit is just a short phone call or a few clicks of the mouse away.

Q & A

Who needs professional dental cleaning?

The short answer is that everyone needs professional dental cleanings. No matter how well you adhere to a great at-home dental hygiene routine, the fact remains that you can only see your teeth using a mirror, and you’re limited in what you can accomplish using conventional toothbrushes and products. 

At Dental Excellence of Parkesburg, your dental team has access to a vast array of dental tools and techniques that can remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Professional cleanings can even remove some surface stains, brightening your smile. 

What should I expect during a dental cleaning visit?

Dental cleanings occur during the same visit as your routine dental exams. The process involves using a mirror to check all sides of your teeth and the area where your teeth meet your gum tissue. 

Your practitioner then uses a handheld tool called a scaler to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, paying special attention to your gum line and between your teeth. Next, a powered brush and special gritty paste deliver a toothbrushing experience you can’t fully replicate at home. 

This is the part of the process that creates that smooth feeling that makes you want to run your tongue over your teeth again and again. Professional flossing follows, which removes all traces of plaque as well as any remnants of toothpaste grit.

Your practitioner then thoroughly rinses your mouth. You might have a fluoride application done at this stage, which can help strengthen your enamel and preserve a healthy smile.  

What can I do to extend the results of my professional cleaning at home?

If you love the feel of your teeth after a professional cleaning or hate the sensation of the scaler scraping across the surface of your teeth, embracing a solid dental hygiene routine is a great course of action. 

There are many ways to brush and floss your teeth, but some are far more effective than others. Ask your dentist to show you the right techniques for brushing and flossing, and consider replacing a worn toothbrush with one shaped for your smile. 

There are a multitude of great toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes on the market today. Ask your dentist to recommend a few products, and go home with a renewed commitment to taking great care of your smile.

If you’re overdue for professional dental cleaning, booking a visit is fast and easy online or by phone, so don’t delay.