Keeping Broadway’s Smiles Healthy
Maintaining a healthy smile you can feel confident about starts with regular preventive care. At Broadway Dentistry, we recognize dental cleanings as an opportunity to collaborate with patients like you on personalized oral health solutions. During your next appointment with Dr. Jared Kneib, our team will take the time to understand your unique dental needs before gently and thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Our goal is to keep your mouth comfortable and pain-free while spotting early signs of oral disease.
Regular cleanings every six months allow us to provide compassionate care that helps you feel good about your smile. Join our prevention-focused practice for your next cleaning, so you can spend more time enjoying life and less time worrying about oral health call our Broadway office at (540) 896-8151.
What is a Dental Cleaning?
A dental cleaning is a preventive procedure performed by Dr. Kneib to remove plaque and tartar from teeth to help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. During a cleaning, Dr. Kneib will scrape and polish all surfaces of the teeth with specialized dental instruments to remove bacteria and deposits. He may also floss between teeth and review proper brushing and flossing techniques with patients.
Cleanings allow Dr. Kneib to evaluate the health of teeth and gums while removing anything that can lead to disease. With regular dental cleanings every 6 months, patients can avoid costly dental procedures and maintain good oral hygiene.
Why is Preventive Care Important?
Preventive dental care provided by Dr. Kneib at Broadway Dentistry is essential for protecting oral health. With routine exams and cleanings every 6 months, Dr. Kneib can spot issues early before they turn into complex problems requiring extensive treatment.
Preventing disease through dental cleanings saves patients time, discomfort, and money over the long run. A buildup of plaque can destroy tooth enamel leading to cavities or periodontal disease which causes permanent gum and bone damage. Regular dental cleanings remove this harmful plaque keeping gums and teeth healthy.
According to the American Dental Association, cleanings paired with exams are an integral part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Broadway Dentistry and Dr. Kneib provide these critical preventive services to help patients avoid pain while keeping their smiles healthy.
What Can You Expect from a Dental Cleaning?
Visiting Broadway Dentistry for your biannual dental cleaning with Dr. Kneib is a straightforward, gentle process focused on preventive care. Here’s what you can expect:
First, Dr. Kneib will review your medical history and assess your current dental health by examining teeth and gums. Next, he cleans buildup like tartar and plaque off all tooth surfaces using manual hand tools followed by polishing. Additional services may include fluoride treatment, addressing gum disease, checking restorations, or other personalized care based on your needs.
The process is quick, taking about 30 to 60 minutes depending on requirements unique to your mouth. Cleanings are comfortable procedures, although you may experience some tooth sensitivity or gum tenderness which typically fades shortly after your appointment. With regular dental cleanings at Broadway Dentistry, your teeth can feel smooth and clean.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dentists usually recommend patients receive thorough dental cleanings every 6 months to protect oral health. Those at higher risk for cavities or gum disease may require more frequent cleanings.
No preparation is necessary! Just show up on time for your scheduled dental cleaning. It’s also helpful to brush and floss thoroughly on the day of your appointment.
You may feel some slight discomfort from scraping or sensitivity to cold during the procedure. However, cleanings should not cause actual pain. Speak up if you experience irritation so your dentist can adjust their approach to maximize comfort.
Your dentist polishes and buffs teeth after scraping away tartar and plaque buildup during dental cleanings. The smooth, clean surface they leave allows less bacteria to stick for better oral health.