Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Totowa Dental Center

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Totowa, NJ

Totowa Dental Center knows that one of the best ways to help the residents of Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey maintain their dental hygiene is to offer multiple dental hygienists for regular teeth cleaning. The dentists at Totowa Dental Center give the very best service when it comes to cleaning teeth.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

Why do I need my teeth cleaned?

Even the most routine oral hygiene practiced at home can benefit from professional cleaning services. Because there are areas in your mouth that you can’t get completely cleaned no matter how hard you try, a dental visit for cleaning is a smart idea. This can often take place when you a few teeth that are very close together and you find it difficult to get a piece of dental floss between them. Or it’s possible that you’re not brushing as long or hard as you need to be. Additionally, even the most arduous brushing can’t remove tartar, the thick coating that builds up on teeth over time. For these reasons, regularly scheduled professional cleaning is a good option.

What does a professional cleaning entail?

Most often the dentist will use an ultrasonic device for a professional cleaning. These devices emit mild ultrasonic vibrations which loosen the larger pieces of tartar. The constant motions, and sprays of cool water from the device, will wash away loose material. The dental hygienist will then use special tools to scrape away any remaining plaque and tartar. The procedure is continued until each tooth is individually cleaned. The final step is to polish and floss the teeth. The hygienist may also apply fluoride to help protect the teeth.

Isn't professional cleaning just for cosmetic reasons?

The main goal in any professional cleaning is the removal of plaque and tartar. This provides preventive measures for good oral health which makes it more than just a cosmetic option. Plaque is the sticky, soft film which builds up on teeth over a period of time. It contains millions of bacteria, which secrete acid and damage tooth enamel. Tartar occurs when calcium hardens on the surface of the teeth. Both plaque and tartar contribute to oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Professional cleaning can reduce or eliminate both.

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At Totowa Dental Center, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We only accept PPO plans. Along with our accepted insurance, Totowa Dental Center accepts Care Credit and Lending Club. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

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