About Dental Cleanings
Even with a good home oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up around the enamel. This can lead to decay, cavities, and bacterial infections and other conditions. To make sure the teeth stay healthy and clean, Louisville, KY residents should have a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year at DentalWorks - Louisville with our dentists. This is often known as a prophylaxis. During a professional dental cleaning, our dentists will use examination and cleaning devices to carefully remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be buffed and polished and any necessary dental treatments such as fillings and crowns will be discussed. Bi-annual dental exams and cleanings are essential for a clean and healthy mouth.
"I always have a great experience at DentalWorks. Kristen does an amazing job."- D.K. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2019
"Alex always cleans my teeth quickly and thoroughly. His efficiency is second to none, as he expertly paves the way for the final boss, Dr. Ryan, to make his entrance and cheerfully deliver whatever exotic new flavor of horrible news his soul crushing crystal ball has concocted on behalf of my dental fate.It always ends well, though, when this top-notch dentist turns his anticavity superpowers against the forces of oral darkness, repels the evil marauders, heals the innocent victims, strengthens their enamel fortress, and ultimately thwarts disaster! 5/5!"- J.W. / Google / Aug 17, 2019
"The staff is awesome!! Love this place. They’re great with my 1 year old also. Would definitely recommend."- A.G. / Google / Aug 09, 2019
"I've been going to Dr. Ryan for years and years. 10 years ago I moved to Crestwood and it's not as convenient to go to the highlands anymore, but I do, if that tells you anything. I love it at Dentalworks. Everyone is nice and professional. Highly recommend"- C.T. / Google / Jul 29, 2019
"Looove my dental hygienist! She’s always friendly caring and gentle! 😀"- L.H. / Google / Jul 20, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are generally painless, but if a patient has sensitive teeth or gums, a numbing cream can be used. In addition, if the patient has trouble getting through a dental cleaning due to fear, mild sedation options are also provided at DentalWorks - Louisville. A cleaning usually begins with an ultrasonic tool that helps to loosen plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use hand tools such as scalers and curettes to remove build-up from the gumline and enamel. The final step is to brush, polish, and buff the enamel. Flossing and/or fluoride usually completes the procedure.
Once the teeth are cleaned, our dentists may perform an oral examination to check for signs of any oral conditions such as cancer or gum disease. To ensure the teeth stay healthy, patients should establish an at-home oral health regime of brushing and flossing daily. Patients should schedule their next dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Louisville prior leaving the office, generally within six months.
Because a professional dental cleaning twice a year is considered a necessary preventative care treatment, most dental insurance carriers will cover a large majority of the cost. DentalWorks - Louisville will verify with each patient's insurance provider to determine their coverage before billing the patient directly. Patients without dental insurance may inquire about financing plans through DentalWorks - Louisville.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you put off your regular dental cleaning, the risk of additional dental problems could arise. To achieve your healthiest smile, schedule an appointment for a professional dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY with our dentists. Consistent dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums clean and remove plaque and tartar. This prevents gum disease and cavities and keeps your smile looking whiter and brighter.
Talk To Your Dentist About Laser Teeth Whitening
If you want to quickly brighten your smile, there are many advantages to professional laser teeth whitening offered by your dentist.Read
How Your Heart Is Affected By The Health Of Your Gums
In addition to affecting your oral health, gum disease can impact your overall health since it has been linked to heart disease.Read
Bleeding Gums and Other Signs of Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is a serious oral health condition that can be identified by symptoms like bleeding gums, then treated by a dentist.Read
Should I Worry About A Missing Tooth?
When you are missing a tooth, it is important to have it checked and replaced by a dentist to avoid long-term consequences and problems.Read