WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING?
A person's dental hygiene is crucial for the health and appearance of their teeth. Attending professional teeth cleanings on a regular basis (two times a year for most people) complement a consistent at-home oral regimen to create a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts years. Utilizing advanced instruments to effectively scale and polish the teeth, cleanings at Oakridge Dental eliminate plaque and tartar from the teeth and gumline to reveal a more radiant smile. At our Farmington, UT office, professional cleanings are carried out by our highly skilled dental hygienists who also provide patients with any necessary information and tips at the end of their appointment to help them enhance their personal dental care routine.
If you haven't received a professional teeth cleaning in six months or longer, please get in touch with our office to schedule your appointment and stay on top of your oral health. Board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call looks forward to working with you and helping you create excellent habits that will help your smile shine for years to come.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Fantastic group of people. They made the whole cleaning experience great and never made your feel guilty. Highly recommended!!!"- A.V. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"They always do a great job cleaning my teeth and keeping my mouth healthy. Taylor is really nice and helpful!"- S.M. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"I absolutely love Oakridge Dental. They make me feel like family and always take really good care of me! Dr. Call has helped me in multiple emergency situations and has made what were horrible situations bearable. Tammy is a great hygienist and very gentle on my teeth when I get cleanings. She is awesome! I can’t say enough good things about Oakridge Dental. The staff really are like my family and I always come out of their office laughing and “burdened” with a fresh cookie. You will never regret choosing Oakridge Dental!! I mean, if you *have* to part ways with money to get tortured, this place isn’t the worst… 😜😂"- L.G. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"Taylor did a thorough cleaning on my teeth and overall just knows what she’s doing;) I like the communication/reminders they have for their patients and especially love the warm cookies after cleaning. Beautiful building and very clean office."- J.H. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Many people have bad associations with dentists, which can make it difficult to schedule dental appointments, potentially jeopardizing their oral health. That is not the case here as Oakridge Dental has created a pleasant and welcoming environment to reassure me of any concerns I may have, plus the scheduling was so easy and flexible! They were very accomodating to my schedule and needs. Upon entering the office, you're instantly calmed and put at ease by the receptionist's pleasant and warm demeanor. You're easily able to be checked in and are quickly seen and guided back by a dental assistant or hygienist. I had the absolute pleasure of being helped by Taylor. Before the cleaning even started, Taylor gave verbal reassurances, empathized with my nervousness, and instantly made me feel comfortable. Taylor was so friendly, kind, cheerful, intelligent, informative, and most importantly, personable. The entire cleaning was as perfect as it could be, she was detailed in her work and talked me through each step as she was cleaning. I was so comfortable I could have easily fallen asleep. She even made great suggestions about new up-to-date technologies that are out there to help with my oral health, so I took advantage of getting the Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD) done! Thanks to the staff, SPECIFICALLY Taylor, I'm excited to go back for another cleaning in 5 months! Thank you Taylor, you're incredible!"- K.L. / Google / May 10, 2022
WHO NEEDS DENTAL CLEANINGS?
Patients of all ages can benefit from receiving regular dental cleanings. At Oakridge Dental, we advise our patients to receive professional teeth cleanings no fewer than twice a year; however, some patients may require these cleanings more frequently. Getting biannual dental cleanings is in accordance with the recommendations of the ADA (American Dental Association). Infants should have their first dental exam before they turn one, and following that, Dr. Call or a trained hygienist on his team will help you determine when your child should return for their next appointment. Since dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar, the primary causes of tooth decay, your chances of developing cavities can be dramatically reduced. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, schedule a professional cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Oakridge Dental.
HOW ARE TEETH CLEANINGS DONE?
A professional cleaning will start by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your enamel, which can be hard to remove at home, no matter how thoroughly and often you brush and floss. Special tools are used to scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses large chunks of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, handheld tools (such as a scaler or curette) will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth will be treated individually to get all the buildup. Once the teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be given following the cleaning.
Dr. Call or one of our hygienists may recommend cleanings more often if you have certain oral health concerns that require regular attention and maintenance treatments, such as periodontal disease. During your cleaning, Dr. Call or an assistant on his team will help you design a home routine for good oral health by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that can focus on your concerns. These can be advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so make sure you attend your dental cleanings at Oakridge Dental.
BRIGHTEN, REFRESH, AND ELEVATE YOUR SMILE
Keep your mouth healthy and bright with professional cleanings two times each year at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT. Dr. Call and his team help patients boost their total health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. As an important procedure in any proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning may keep you from a lot of trouble and extensive treatments later. We're also more than happy to supply individuals with tips to help them brush and floss more regularly. Get in touch with our front office to schedule a cleaning for your whole family.