Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene in Jupiter, FL
Teeth cleaning and hygiene are the best ways to keep your teeth healthy. Smiles Dentistry in Jupiter, Florida, led by Sharada Kacham, DDS, offers teeth cleaning and hygiene for children, adolescents, and adults who live in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities in Palm Beach County.
What is Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene?
Teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a preventive treatment that cleans the teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning and hygiene are important for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. We recommend that adults, teenagers, and children have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year, and follow proper oral hygiene at home. Teeth cleanings are performed as stand-alone treatments or in conjunction with your annual dental examination.
Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene Benefits and Treatment Options
The benefits of teeth cleaning and oral hygiene are:
- Preventing and removing surface stains from the teeth for a beautiful smile
- Removing plaque, food particles and bacteria from the teeth and gums
- Preventing bad breath
Why is Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene Necessary?
Food particles, bacteria, and plaque that are trapped between the teeth and in the gum pockets are difficult to remove with at-home care. Over time, these substances combine with saliva to form an acidic substance that can penetrate the teeth and destroy the gums and bone. You could lose one or more teeth or require extensive surgery to fix the problem.
What is the Procedure for Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene?
Teeth cleaning is a relaxing treatment that is performed in our office. Our dental hygienist uses special tools to remove plaque from your teeth. Patients who do not have their teeth cleaned on a regular basis may need a deeper cleaning that requires local anesthesia. Oral hygiene at home involves brushing and flossing each day. During your dental examination, Dr. Kacham and your dental hygienist will recommend ways that you can improve your brushing and flossing techniques.
Preparing for Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene
Teeth cleaning and hygiene require no special preparation.
Recovery from Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene
Your teeth cleaning and hygiene is performed after your dental examination. We may take dental x-rays after your cleaning. If you require a deeper cleaning below the gum line, the effects of the local anesthesia will last for a few hours after your appointment.
How Much Does Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene Cost in Jupiter?
Teeth cleaning and hygiene are included in your dental insurance, so you are only responsible for a portion of the cost. After your consultation, we review your coverage and explain your out-of-pocket costs as well as our payment options, including cash, personal checks, credit cards, and dental financing through CareCredit®.
Is Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene Right for Me?
Teeth cleaning and hygiene is recommended for children, teenagers, and adults.
Teeth cleaning and hygiene are simple ways to keep your teeth healthy and prevent severe dental problems that may lead to tooth and bone loss. If you live in Palm Beach County, including Jupiter and West Palm Beach, contact us to schedule a consultation with Sharada Kacham, DDS, and learn more about your optimum dental treatment plan that includes teeth cleaning and hygiene.