Dental Cleanings

Are you searching for professional teeth cleanings in Tampa, FL? Luckily, you’ve discovered General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa! We’re a private, professional dental practice delivering the highest quality oral health and dental care services. Our patient-focused and highly individualized deep dental cleaning services include a thorough dental exam for the detection of any dental problems. The best way to protect your teeth and gums is to visit us for regular dental cleanings.

Professional Dentist Teeth Cleaning – A Must for Oral Health

Oral health is very important for everybody. Having healthy teeth is essential for balanced functioning, as well as overall health. Our teeth are built to break down our food so that we can digest it easier and get all of the nutrition it contains. Furthermore, our mouths allow us to speak and communicate. Not to mention a great smile contributes to our facial appearance and projects a friendly demeanor.

When you get a deep cleaning, a dental professional utilizes special tools and techniques that go beyond just cleaning teeth. These tools are designed to reach below the gum line and remove plaque and tartar deposits right down to your tooth roots. This, in turn, limits gum disease and tooth decay, which prevents tooth loss.

Our Unique Approach to Deep Cleanings

Professional teeth cleaning is a normal part of dental care. It’s used to prevent and treat gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay. During your visit, we can also treat teeth problems, bleeding gums, and other issues. Only a dental professional can do these treatments efficiently.

When you come to our dental office, we aim to make your experience fast, effective, and painless. Our cleaning process includes the following:

Plaque and Tartar Removal

Once the dentist has given the go-ahead, a dental hygienist will come in and begin to clean your teeth. Dental hygienists are trained professionals who are experts at deep cleaning and helping patients maintain healthy mouths. They can counsel you on regular brushing and flossing techniques to decrease the risk of cavities and oral diseases.

Using a scaler, the hygienist removes plaque and tartar built up on the face of the tooth, between teeth, and around the gum line. Pieces of tartar that were not able to be removed by brushing alone are scraped off. This process will take slightly longer if you have a large amount of plaque buildup.

Specialized Toothpaste Cleaning

After clearing plaque and tartar, your hygienist brushes your teeth using a special toothpaste meant to further eliminate tartar deposits. This toothpaste is gritty enough to erase plaque and tartar, yet soft enough not to scratch your teeth. Our professional toothbrush will make sure every part of the tooth gets cleaned.

Professional Flossing & Rinsing

The next step is for the hygienist to floss your teeth. After your dental hygienist works their magic, they’ll check for bleeding gums and ensure you’re all cleaned out. They’ll also remove any leftover toothpaste or hard-to-reach dental plaque the toothbrush might have missed.

Then, your dental hygienist will rinse your mouth out with water and a fluoride-containing solution to get rid of any remaining debris. In this way, no debris can cause tooth roots to decay and eventually result in tooth loss.

Fluoride Treatment 

The final step of our professional teeth cleaning process is a fluoride treatment. It is done to strengthen teeth and help prevent cavities. Before applying, we give you the opportunity to choose your preferred flavor and method of application. In a typical session, your dentist will paint enamel-strengthening fluoride varnish on your teeth. It hardens quickly and is resistant to eating and drinking.

Dental Exam

After the dental cleaning, your dentist will complete your appointment with a dental exam. They may use several diagnostic tools, like a periodontal probe, radiographs, and x-rays to examine your mouth. They will ask you about any tooth sensitivity or other concerns. If you have any crowns, implants, fillings, and so on, the dentist will check to make sure they are firmly in place and doing their job.

Stop Gum Disease & Tooth Decay in Their Tracks

A routine dental cleaning only requires you to visit us twice a year. By combining both routine dental cleanings and occasional deep cleanings, you can reduce the risk of infection caused by gum disease, plaque buildup, etc.

General & Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa offers these services to keep your smile healthy and vibrant for years to come. Call or text us at 813-960-5869 (Tampa) or 813-874-5869 (South Tampa) to set up an appointment for your next cleaning!