Preventive Dental Care
Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home, having experienced dental professionals clean and examine your smile on a regular basis will help you maintain positive oral health. Whether your last routine visit was a couple of months ago or it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, our team at Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry would be happy to help you schedule your next routine cleaning and exam. Give our office a call or send us a message to schedule your next appointment with our team today!
What are the benefits of a professional teeth cleaning?
Dental hygienists are very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to plaque removal and decreasing a patients’ risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Professional cleanings involve expertly polishing and flossing the teeth to remove plaque and tartar build-up from hard-to-reach areas. Routine dental exams also allow our team to diagnose and treat problems in their earlier stages.
How often should I get a dental cleaning and exam?
For most patients, visiting the dentist twice per year for a regular dental cleaning and exam is enough. If you are at risk for developing periodontal disease or you are currently undergoing periodontal treatment, we may want you to see us three or four times per year. Our team can assess your smile at your next appointment to help you determine how many routine dental appointments you should schedule per year.
How long are routine dental cleanings and exams?
Routine dental visits take anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour. If you are receiving a fluoride treatment, dental sealants, or another dental service, that will lengthen your appointment time. We never want patients to feel like their appointments are rushed, so we encourage you to take your time and ask us any questions you have during your visits. These time frames are set aside just for you!
Will a dental cleaning whiten my teeth?
Having your teeth cleaned by a professional can actually help remove some surface stains from teeth, but routine cleanings will not make your smile noticeably brighter. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry does offer professional teeth whitening services, and we often recommend that patients schedule teeth whitening treatment right after their routine cleanings and exams.
Dental Inlays & Onlays
General & Family Dentistry
Root Canal Treatment