The Importance of Dental Cleanings
Though you may brush and floss your teeth meticulously at home, it is still very important for your health and smile to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice each year. Our talented hygiene team performs gentle dental cleanings (prophylaxis) to eliminate plaque and tartar and polish your teeth for a healthier, brighter smile. During your appointment, we will also personalize oral hygiene tips on caring for your teeth at home and help devise a plan for improving any areas that need special attention. During your routine dental cleaning visits, one of our experienced general dentists will also check for any problem areas in your mouth that may require treatment. Professional dental cleanings are an important step in maintaining your family's oral health. Our Wyomissing and Reading, PA area offices offer extended hours to make fitting dental cleanings into your busy schedule highly convenient and accommodating.
Personalized Oral Hygiene Care
Having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis is essential to maintaining good oral and overall health. But how you maintain your teeth and gums between dental visits is also very important. One of our dental hygienists will review your oral health needs and discuss any concerns you have. Our team can then personalize oral hygiene recommendations for you to perform at home to help you maintain your oral health in the best possible way. This may include specific toothbrushing or flossing techniques, adjunctive hygiene products or rinses, or foods or beverages that may be best to avoid. We are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones enjoy the lasting advantages of good oral hygiene!
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"It’s been a while since I last visited a dentist and I am newer to the area. I always had a fear of visiting the dentist, but knew that with a fresh toothache I needed to go. I reached out to several dentists in the Wyomissing / Reading area and Grove had the fastest response time and soonest available appointment the same week I called. When I walked into Grove for the first time, I was super nervous and did not know what to expect. However the receptionist Emily with her warm gentle smile and endearing personality immediately calmed my nerves down. The waiting room had complimentary water, coffee, and tea. During my cleaning, it was a relaxed atmosphere and very accommodating and I had the choice of music or watching tv laying back in the chair. The Dental Hygienist also named Emily was great, being careful and thorough with little to no pain during my dental cleaning. Dr. Horan was awesome. Overall experience was great and I highly recommend Grove Dental Group to anyone who is looking for a new dentist or who has not been to a dentist in a long time."- J.D. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
Candidates for Prophylaxis Visits
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that individuals have professional dental cleanings at least twice per year. Children should take their first trip to the dentist before they turn a year old. After the initial appointment, our dental practitioners can help parents determine when to schedule the next dental appointment. A professional cleaning can help patients of all ages reduce their risk of developing oral diseases, like tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease, since built-up plaque (the main culprit behind these concerns) is removed. Surface stains caused from consuming coffee, tea, and other products can also be minimized during professional teeth cleaning procedures. If you want to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and save money in the long run, schedule professional cleanings for your whole family at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics.
What to Expect During Teeth Cleanings
Once you are situated and comfortable in one of our treatment rooms, we will begin your dental cleaning. Special equipment will be used to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup while preserving the enamel. To start, an ultrasonic device will remove large pieces of tartar and plaque deposits with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. A handheld instrument, like a curette or scaler, will then be used to remove smaller pieces and fine-scale harder to reach areas. When the teeth have been cleaned, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains and provide a smooth finish. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed after your cleaning. Our hygienists will also monitor your gum health from visit-to-visit and offer tips on how to maximize your oral hygiene techniques each day when you are brushing and flossing. In many cases, dental exams are also provided by our general dentists during prophylaxis visits.
Dental Cleaning Frequency
In general, dental cleanings are performed on a biannual basis. However, we may recommend cleanings more frequently if you have other oral health concerns, like periodontal disease, or if keeping good oral hygiene is a challenge, such as when wearing braces. Throughout your treatment, our clinical staff will help you establish a routine for good oral health at home by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your needs. Routine dental cleanings at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics are an excellent way to help reduce your family's risk of cavities, gum disease, and other concerns and keep your smiles both healthy and happy.
Insurance Coverage for a Prophylaxis
A dental prophylaxis is a preventive treatment and is generally covered biannually by most dental insurance plans. A member of our office will contact your insurance company to learn about your specific coverage and let you know of any anticipated uncovered costs. Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics strives to make dental cleanings affordable and convenient for all patients and offers a variety of flexible payment solutions, including an in-house dental loyalty plan and special financing options.
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Maintain a Bright, Healthy Smile
Help keep your teeth healthy and bright with dental cleanings at least two times per year at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics. Our caring team works with both adults and children in Wyomissing and Reading, PA to boost oral health by removing plaque, tartar, and surface stains. A vital procedure in a preventive oral health plan, routine teeth cleanings can lessen the chance of needing more extensive care down the road. Reach out to our friendly staff today to schedule your family's preventive care visits!
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