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One of the cornerstones of oral hygiene is regular dental cleanings, which help prevent dental issues and maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Ambis and his dedicated team are committed to providing exceptional dental care to the residents of Ithaca and surrounding areas. With state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, our team helps patients create the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

What are Dental Cleanings?

Dental cleanings are professional dental procedures that focus on removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. While regular brushing and flossing at home are crucial, professional cleanings by a dental hygienist or dentist are necessary to ensure a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also play a vital role in maintaining optimal oral health.

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums to prevent dental problems before they arise. It emphasizes proactive measures to maintain oral health and prevent the onset of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings are an integral part of preventive dentistry.

By encouraging routine dental cleanings and exams, Dr. Ambis aims to identify and address any potential oral health concerns early on. This proactive approach helps patients avoid more extensive and costly treatments in the future while ensuring long-lasting oral health.

What Happens at a Dental Cleaning?

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During a dental cleaning appointment with Dr. Ambis, you can expect the following comprehensive steps to ensure your oral health is in optimal condition:

  • Examination and Assessment: Dr. Ambis will carefully examine your oral health and discuss any concerns or symptoms you may have. This thorough examination may include the use of dental X-rays to identify any hidden issues and assess the overall condition of your teeth and gums.
  • Plaque and Tartar Removal: With the expertise of a dental hygienist, plaque and tartar buildup will be skillfully removed from your teeth and gum line using specialized tools. This essential step prevents the progression of gum disease and tooth decay, promoting the longevity of your oral health.
  • Deep Cleaning and Polishing: Once the plaque and tartar have been eliminated, your teeth will be professionally cleaned using gritty toothpaste and a high-powered electric toothbrush. This meticulous process effectively eliminates surface stains, revealing a smooth and radiant smile.
  • Flossing and Rinsing: Thoroughly flossing between your teeth, the dental hygienist will ensure that all remaining debris and bacteria are removed from hard-to-reach areas. To conclude this step, we’ll provide a refreshing mouth rinse to leave your mouth feeling clean and revitalized.
  • Fluoride Treatment (if necessary): Depending on your specific oral health needs, Dr. Ambis may recommend a fluoride treatment. This treatment strengthens the enamel and provides an added layer of protection against cavities and tooth decay.
  • Educational Guidance: Throughout the cleaning process, the dental hygienist will offer valuable guidance and tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques tailored to your unique needs. Additionally, you’ll receive recommendations for oral care products that best support your oral health goals.

Frequently Asked

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

It’s generally recommended to have a dental cleaning every six months to maintain optimal oral health. However, the frequency of cleanings may vary based on individual factors such as oral hygiene habits, underlying dental conditions, and susceptibility to gum disease. Your dentist will assess your oral health needs to determine the most appropriate cleaning schedule for you.

Are dental cleanings painful?

Dental cleanings are typically painless and comfortable. However, if you have sensitive teeth or gum inflammation, you may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during the cleaning process. Dentists prioritize patient comfort and employ gentle techniques to minimize any potential discomfort. Additionally, local anesthetic or desensitizing agents can help patients with heightened sensitivity to ensure a pain-free experience.

Can dental cleanings whiten my teeth?

Dental cleanings can indeed enhance the brightness of your smile by removing surface stains. The thorough cleaning and polishing process involved in dental cleanings helps eliminate extrinsic stains caused by factors like food, beverages, and tobacco use.

However, it’s important to note that dental cleanings are not designed as a substitute for professional teeth whitening treatments. If you desire a whiter smile beyond the removal of surface stains, your dentist can discuss various teeth whitening options with you, tailoring the treatment to your specific needs and goals.

Are dental cleanings covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans recognize the significance of preventive care and cover routine dental cleanings as part of their coverage for preventive services. However, insurance coverage may vary depending on your specific plan and policy. It’s advisable to review your insurance policy or consult with your insurance provider to understand the details of your coverage regarding dental cleanings. Dental offices typically have a dedicated team available to assist you in verifying your insurance benefits and providing guidance on coverage-related inquiries.

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Imagine a world where every smile radiates with confidence, where oral health becomes a source of joy and empowerment. It's within your reach, and the key lies in taking action today. Call us at 607-272-1874, and schedule your dental cleaning appointment.

Don't let fear or uncertainty hold you back from experiencing the transformative power of a healthy smile. Your oral health deserves the utmost care and attention. Embrace this opportunity to invest in yourself, prioritize your well-being, and unlock the door to a brighter future. Together, we can create a world where smiles shine with happiness and vitality.

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